Magma Ceramics & Catalysts

Magma Ceramics & Catalysts Brazilian site achieves OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditation

Press Release   •   Nov 01, 2013 10:16 GMT

Magma Ceramics & Catalysts manufacturing facility in Brazil has, this week, successfully added BS OHSAS 18001:2007 to its ISO 9001:2008 certification, gained earlier this year. 

The internationally recognised standard for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems in the workplace, assesses occupational health and safety management, emergency preparedness and response, awareness, competence and on-going training and improvement. The audit and accreditation was carried out independently by BSI, which itself is recognised globally.

This achievement demonstrates Magma’s dedication to its core values of manufacturing high quality but cost effective products, combined with a commitment to integrated management procedures and a desire for continuous improvement. This latest achievement should enable Magma to control its OH&S risks and further improve its performance in relation to safety at it’s site in Brazil. 

Scott Ridley, Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager at Magma, commented: “Occupational health, safety and safe working systems are crucial to our business and this internationally recognised standard helps us formally link all our activities to ensure the best principles and practices are observed. We are extremely proud to add this to the list of certifications that we hold across the group, and aim to achieve ISO 14001 at our Brazil facility in the near future.”

Currently, Magma’s UK operation holds ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001:2007 - this latest accreditation demonstrates the company’s commitment to achieving a high level of accreditation at each of its sites. Magma’s facility in Brazil is now aims to achieve ISO 14001 to complete its hat trick, and its Vietnamese manufacturing facility is anticipated to follow suit in 2014.

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About Magma Ceramics & Catalysts:

Magma Ceramics & Catalysts  is a manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of refractory, ceramic and catalyst materials and technology throughout the world. Magma’s mission is ‘to grow and develop the business in order to offer an increased product range and LEAN, flexible manufacturing capabilities, worldwide’. 

Since the company’s inception in February 2010, following the management buyout of the former Dyson Group businesses, Dyson Precision Ceramics and Dytech, Magma has enjoyed continual and significant growth. With 65 staff directly employed, the company operates two divisions, notably ‘Magma Ceramics’ and ‘Magma Catalysts’, and operates worldwide from its facilities in the UK, Brazil and now Vietnam. Magma has the backing of strong technical and financial resources and a wealth of practical experience. 

Magma Ceramics & Catalysts is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 accredited company and all Magma sites adhere to these worldwide standards.

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