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, 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.
 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
Contact: Rick Tonge
Tel: +44 (0) 161 911 1055
+44 (0) 161 911 1000
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
ISO 13485:2003 and EN ISO 13485 2012, LRQ 4008687, Lloyds Register
Products and Services
Cast & Machined Billet
Extruded Bar, Rod & Profiles
Graphic Art Products
Magnesium Battery Plate
Magnesium Chips, Granules & Powders
Plate, Sheet & Coil