Magnesium Elektron

Magnesium Elektron has led the magnesium industry since our company was founded in Swinton, England, in 1936.

We have been involved in every aspect of magnesium metal, starting with primary production using the Pidgeon process[1], and then moving to ingot, plate, sheet, particulate, billet, extrusions and purpose-built fabricated forms. Over the years, Magnesium Elektron ceased being just another primary supplier of magnesium and began focusing on developing, manufacturing and supplying unique high-performance magnesium alloys—many of which are patented or proprietary—for a diverse range of applications that benefit from our innovative materials and ongoing research.

[1] This silicothermic process, used to produce magnesium metal from ores, was invented in the early 1940s by Dr. Lloyd Pidgeon of the Canadian National Research Council (NRC).


Magnesium Technology Centre
Rake Lane
M27 8BF

Contact: Rick Tonge
Tel: +44 (0) 161 911 1055


+44 (0) 161 911 1000



Other Info

We operate in a number of sectors covering Aerospace, Automotive, Biomaterials, Defense, Graphic Arts, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical & Specialty.

Quality Certifications Held

Quality Management System

Certificate Number

FM 12677

Certification Authority


Other Certifications

ISO 13485:2003 and EN ISO 13485 2012, LRQ 4008687, Lloyds Register

Products and Services

Biomedical Products

Cast & Machined Billet

Casting Alloys

Extruded Bar, Rod & Profiles

Forging Alloys

Graphic Art Products

Magnesium Battery Plate

Magnesium Chips, Granules & Powders

Magnesium Recycling


Plate, Sheet & Coil

Wrought Magnesium

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