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GreCon Ltd

GreCon Ltd Contact Details

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0191 4147300
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Jonathan Hamill
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3 Willows Business Centre
Newburn Bridge Road
Blaydon
NE21 4SQ
England

About GreCon Ltd

The Whole Range
The product portfolio of GreCon ranges from spark detection and extinguishment systems via press protection systems to optical and x-ray scanners. The Fagus business unit is foremost in the manufacturing and development of shoe lasts.

Spark Detection and Extinguishing Systems Offer Safety For Your Production
In many industries worldwide, where bulk materials are processed, fires and dust explosions occur again and again with far reaching consequences.

Interruptions of the production process caused this way can lead to substantial downtime and follow up costs, quite apart from the personal injuries and property damage. With a GreCon Spark Detection and Extinguishing System, the risk of fire can be prevented by a special technique: detection and automatic extinguishment of an ignition energy within milliseconds before a fire can arise.

Fire Prevention
Safety first – fire prevention plays an important role in each production. The goal of fire protection is to effectively protect persons and property against the dangers and effects of fire. Furthermore, it is necessary to minimise material damage that is caused by production interruptions or loss of customers.
However, the risk of fire is even encouraged unconsciously.

In order to optimise profit, production facilities become more and more efficient, and production losses are inacceptable. But fire and explosions are risk factors in many processes.

Measuring Systems
Precise measured values since more than 40 years. With our products, we deliver reliable data for process control and quality assurance. We measure physical basic parameters as e.g. thickness, moisture or weight as well as process-specific parameters which are determined based on physical models.

We offer measuring systems to our customers of the wood-based panel industry to record and process almost every relevant measuring size. We have the appropriate solution also for applications in the plastics, insulating material, rubber and mineral wool industry. Do you work with web or panel-type materials? Contact us!

We provide our customers the tailored solution for every industry-specific requirement from the blow detection via the identification of contaminations to the evaluation of the surface qualities in terms of colour and decor.

Shoe Lasts & Moulds
As a leading supplier to the international footwear industry we provide a unique service: Design, shoe lasts and moulds from one source! Accurately fitting and matching with one project responsibility.

We develop an overall concept for the industrial manufacture of accurately fitting footwear together with our customer in ONE meeting. Starting with the design for lasts and soles via prototyping to the lasts for the series production as well as the moulds for the sole production, we deliver everything from one source - based on a consistent CAD-CAM process. All process steps are based on a data record!

The result: the highest quality for exactly matched lasts and moulds from one casting.

The Challenge
Today, factories are increasing productivity through continuous process improvements. Production safety is of the utmost importance. Therefore it is very important that potential ignition sources are detected and eliminated before being conveyed to a potentially hazardous area, such as a filter or storage silo. Unprotected facilities for comminution, drying, cooling and pressing are especially at risk with their pneumatic or mechanical conveying or extraction systems.

The Solution
A GreCon Spark Detection and Extinguishing System will substantially contribute to an elimination of such varied danger sources in your production process. As preventative fire protection for filter systems and silos in numerous production plants, we have been at the forefront of safety equipment technology for decades, protecting mechanical and pneumatic conveying systems. Spark detection and extinguishing systems can detect and eliminate ignition sources before fires or explosions occur.

The Conclusion
With a GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system a very high measure of system, operational safety and reliability is achieved. This is very important in modern production plants, especially concerning safety regulations. This ensures permanent availability of your production facilities leading to minimal interruption of your process.

The Principle
A GreCon spark detection and extinguishment system is suitable for almost any position of the production process to ensure fire protection or monitoring functions by means of special sensors. IR detectors monitor conveyors and can if necessary activate high-speed water extinguishing devices within a few milliseconds. The spreading of ignition energy can be effectively prevented. A diversion or shut-off of the product flow is an option and is used whenever extinguishment with water is impossible.

Reviews & Testimonials for GreCon Ltd

5 star review
May 18, 2021
I wish to thank you and your team for the advice initially from yourself but for the engineer dispatched to the site yesterday.

This is not the first engineer GreCon has sent to the site, but he characterizes your company perfectly.

Professional, experienced, knowledgeable but definitely with a personality.

Thank you again, Jonathan, for all the assistance you have given the site over the years.

Rob Wilson
H.R & Health and Safety Manager
Platts Agriculture Ltd
Testimonial by
Platts Agriculture Ltd
5 star review
June 04, 2020
"We have been reassured by GreCon’s technology and service. We have a robust solution in place, protecting our operations. The ability to visualise the system remotely has also helped us stay connected from our control room and monitor events in real-time."
Testimonial by
RiverRidge
5 star review
April 01, 2019
“As long as I work on this site, we will never look at using anybody else. I would not operate my plant without the GreCon system; it has saved us dozens of times. I tell the insurance people that goes off regularly - it is doing its job, why else would I have it.”
Testimonial by
Murfitts Industries Ltd
GreCon Ltd. 5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.

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21/04/2022
30th Anniversary celebrations for GreCon Limited

Blaydon, UK, April 21st 2022. GreCon Limited is celebrating a significant milestone, with 30 years of business and commitment to the UK & Ireland market.

Established in April 1992, GreCon is located just outside of Newcastle upon Tyne and is a member of the Fagus-GreCon Group. With a wealth of experience as a global market leader, GreCon demonstrates a strong understanding of customer needs and provides turnkey solutions for multiple industries, including the wood-based panel industry, manufacturing, recycling, biomass, pharmaceutical, food, hygiene and more.

GreCon’s fire prevention technology protects industrial premises, processes and people, detecting and extinguishing ignition sources, making workplaces safer and enabling uninterrupted production. In addition, GreCon’s measuring technology solutions help customers improve product quality in their production processes, using proven German engineering to reduce material and energy costs, ultimately maximising operational efficiency.

During these 30 years, the company has focused on developing sustainable relationships with its customers and adopting the role of a strategic partner. Founding GreCon Limited in 1992 enabled a more local connection and enhanced response times. As a result, customers across the UK & Ireland depend on GreCon for consultative and problem-solving sales engagement and first-class customer service. In addition, fast deliveries of parts and systems are possible due to comprehensive local stock-holding and local manufacturing of Water Pressurisation Systems, which provide a dedicated water supply for our fire prevention systems.

Due to a solid track record of performance and growth, it has been possible for GreCon Limited to include customer requirements in the technology roadmap and contribute to developing innovative new products. A recent example of this development is the launch of the GreCon IEM, the Intelligent Extinguishing Module.

The GreCon IEM launched this month as a fit for the future addition to the intelligent fire prevention solutions portfolio. The GreCon team is keen to discuss this newest product’s features and benefits, how it can form part of a compelling fire prevention solution, and how it can take the intelligence and reliability of existing spark extinguishing systems to the next level. Critical benefits include more rapid extinguishing of sparks and harmful ignition sources. In addition, integrated intelligent extinguishing technology (IET®) enables highly precise extinguishing process monitoring and predictive maintenance control.

The company is also undertaking recruitment for roles in a new Service & Operations department, streamlining the former structure. A Head of Service & Operations and Service Coordinator are amongst the roles sought. This recruitment will ensure additional skills and expertise address current and future needs and ensure customer expectations remain in focus.

Jonathan Hamill, Managing Director of GreCon Limited, said, “We have a solid track record of providing a first-class service to our customers, who rely on GreCon to add vital protection and to help them optimise their manufacturing process. Today we celebrate our 30th Birthday and pause to celebrate the contribution of the whole team and the loyalty of our customers. We also reflect on our business success and our tremendous opportunity to make people and places safer and factories smarter.”

Uwe Kahmann, joint Group Managing Director, commented, “This significant business milestone and 30th anniversary reaffirms our commitment to the UK & Ireland market. We fully support GreCon Limited and are committed to our role as a strategic partner to our customers. We thank the team for delivering a vital contribution in looking after our customers even during difficult times such as the current pandemic. We will continue to invest in innovative products and equip our organisation to continue delivering the best in class customer service our customers expect.”
21/04/2021
Birthday celebrations with a stronger team at GreCon Limited

Blaydon, UK, April 21st, 2021. GreCon Limited is celebrating 29 years of business and commitment to the UK & Ireland market and has been pleased to welcome new colleagues.

Established in April 1992, GreCon is located just outside of Newcastle upon Tyne and is a member of the Fagus-GreCon Group. With a wealth of experience as a global market leader, GreCon demonstrates a strong understanding of customer needs and provides turnkey solutions for a wide variety of industries, including wood manufacturing, recycling, biomass, pharmaceutical, food, hygiene and more.

GreCon’s fire prevention technology protects industrial premises, process and people, detecting and extinguishing ignition sources, making workplaces safer and enabling uninterrupted production. GreCon’s measuring technology solutions help customers improve product quality in their production processes, using proven German engineering to reduce material and energy costs, ultimately maximising operational efficiency.

Jonathan Hamill, Managing Director of GreCon Limited, said, “We have a solid track record of providing a first-class service to our customers, who rely on GreCon to add vital protection and to help them optimise their manufacturing process. Today we celebrate our 29th Birthday, and I am delighted to use the occasion to highlight our new colleagues. Their contribution will ensure we continue to provide the excellent service we are renowned for, as we have maintained throughout the pandemic. We look forward to a significant 30-year milestone next year.”

Alice Charlton joined in March 2021, taking up a Business Administration role. Alice’s background is in performing arts, and her international career to date has provided her with a fast start in dealing with our global group and customers. Alice is the central point of contact for incoming enquiries, and as a highly organised individual, she plays a crucial role to contribute to the smooth running of the company.

Richard Brooks joined the company in November 2020, taking up the role of Service Manager. Richard brings considerable systems engineering experience from his service with the Royal Signals and has managed engineering teams in commercial organisations. Richard has been working to improve our processes to enhance our reputation for excellent service further.

Curtis Aitken took up a Service Engineer role in December 2020, coming from a service background as a Lead Engineer in the Royal Navy. His responsibilities included managing operations of advanced electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems, matching the business-critical nature of our customer’s operations. Since completing his training with the GreCon Academy, Curtis has started to undertake various service work for customers.

Jonathan Hamill concluded, “In these challenging times, we mark this anniversary, thanking our customers for their continued loyalty and support. We also think of and thank all involved in their response to the current pandemic. Stay safe, and if you believe we can help you, please get in touch”.
16/04/2021
GreCon strengthens its sales team

GreCon Limited is delighted to introduce Joshua McAree to expand its sales team. McAree draws on a solid experience of customer-orientated roles and technical competence, holding a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering.

Supporting business growth

Tom Burniston, Head of Sales at GreCon Limited, commented, "I am pleased to welcome Joshua to our team and to be able to rely on his contribution. Joshua will play a fundamental role in helping us grow across diversified markets. This appointment allows us to strengthen our interaction with customers across the UK & Ireland and supports our continued business growth. Joshua has a distinguished service record with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets. He held the highest achievable rank as Cadet Warrant Officer and was the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet for Tyne & Wear. Joshua brings important qualities to GreCon, including integrity, diligence, and strength in problem-solving, which is vital in designing the bespoke solutions our customers require."

Solving customer problems

Joshua McAree spoke of his enthusiasm to join the GreCon team, "GreCon has the world's leading products in industrial fire prevention and measuring technology. The technical grounding from my aeronautical background enables me to design the turnkey installations that GreCon offers. I look forward to helping customers by understanding their requirements and engineering solutions to solve their problems."

A global market leader

Established in 1992, GreCon Limited is located near Newcastle upon Tyne and is a Fagus-GreCon Group member. With a wealth of experience as a global market leader, GreCon demonstrates a strong understanding of customer needs and provides solutions for a wide variety of industries, including wood panel, wood manufacturing, recycling, biomass, pharmaceutical, food and many more.
GreCon's fire prevention technology protects industrial premises, process and people, detecting and extinguishing ignition sources, making workplaces safer and enabling uninterrupted production. GreCon's measuring technology solutions help customers improve product quality in their production processes, using proven German engineering to reduce material and energy costs, ultimately maximising operational efficiency.

Building capability and credibility

Jonathan Hamill, Managing Director of GreCon Limited, commented, "This is a key appointment which reaffirms our commitment to the UK & Ireland market. Our customers depend on us to provide vital protection and to help them optimise their manufacturing process. We needed to build on the capability and credibility of our sales organisation. Working with our trusted partner durhamlane, I am delighted that we found Joshua and to welcome him to our team."
23/01/2021
Webinar: Digitalisation and Fire Prevention - a powerful combination

We're excited and looking forward to this must-see webinar covering the topic of digitalisation and fire prevention. Nils Vespermann is an inspiring speaker and great subject matter expert, and his input will certainly be thought-provoking. See you there! #industry40 #digitalisation #fireprevention
Register here: https://bit.ly/3p9MzxI
11/12/2020
Webinar: Key considerations for fire prevention in the recycling industry

The recycling market is growing, with significant ongoing investment. Investors are keen to protect their investment, and insurers are eager to mitigate risk. We will set out the key considerations that face this industry in terms of fire prevention and what we do to help. Please register for our webinar on 16th December 2020 here: https://www.fagus-grecon.com/en/events/seminars/
04/11/2020
GreCon welcomes Richard Brooks as Service Manager

GreCon welcomes Richard Brooks as Service Manager.

GreCon makes people and places safer and enables the 'smart factory' as the leading provider of innovative industrial fire prevention and process measurement solutions.

Last week the company bid farewell to outgoing Service Manager, Jeremy Eschle, wishing him well for his future and thanking him for his contribution.

This week, Richard Brooks received a warm welcome as he takes up his role as the new Service Manager.

With a track record spanning 28 years, GreCon Limited has developed a reputation for providing first-class support to customers across the UK & Ireland.

Jonathan Hamill, Managing Director, said, "I'm delighted to welcome Richard. It is a key appointment which reaffirms our commitment to the UK and Ireland market. Richard brings considerable systems engineering experience from his service with the Royal Signals and has managed engineering teams in commercial organisations. Our customers rely on GreCon, and we look forward to Richard's input as we seek opportunities for continuous improvement".

Richard Brooks can be contacted by email: service@grecon.co.uk or by telephone on 01914147200
#engineering #managementjobs #fireprevention
22/04/2020
Birthday celebrations for GreCon Limited following record growth

GreCon Limited is celebrating 28 years of business and commitment to the UK & Ireland market.

Established in April 1992, GreCon is located just outside of Newcastle upon Tyne and is a member of the Fagus-GreCon Group. With a wealth of experience as a global market leader, GreCon demonstrates a strong understanding of customer needs and provides turnkey solutions for a wide variety of industries including wood manufacturing, recycling, biomass, pharmaceutical, food, hygiene and more.

GreCon’s fire protection technology protects industrial premises, process and people, detecting and extinguishing ignition sources, making workplaces safer and enabling uninterrupted production.

GreCon’s measurement and inspection solutions help customers to improve product quality in their production processes, using proven German engineering to reduce material and energy costs, ultimately maximising operational efficiency.

Jonathan Hamill, Managing Director of GreCon Limited said, “Our parent company Fagus-GreCon brought to market the first industrial spark extinguishing system in 1973. Since that time, GreCon’s product portfolio has significantly evolved, with continuous investment in R&D. Today customers all over the world rely on GreCon to add vital protection and to help them optimise their manufacturing process.”

The company has seen growth after a positive year in 2019. “We achieved double-digit percentage growth last year despite a lot of industry uncertainty surrounding Brexit.” Hamill stated, “This has placed us in an even better position to look after our customers. We invested in a new remote support solution; Satellite, which allows us to connect to customer systems remotely to provide a faster response and diagnostic service”.

As part of the response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the GreCon team have been focused on helping customers in critical industries, including travelling to their sites where needed. This week alone, these visits have been to customers in power generation, recycling, food and hygiene industries. Hamill continued, “I’ve thanked our team for their efforts, for staying at home when they've been asked to, coming to work when we need them and for finding new ways to adapt to this challenging situation”.

This team has expanded. Hamill commented, “Tom Burniston re-joined the business in 2019 and is well known in the industry. As Head of Sales, Tom can rely on two recruits. Nathan Ashford joined recently as Technical Sales Manager – Nathan’s engineering background will be highly relevant in this role. Beth Williamson joined during 2019 and was recently promoted to an inside sales role to look after business development and sales of critical spare parts.”

Hamill concluded, “In these challenging times, we mark this anniversary by sending virtual slices of ‘Detector cake’. We thank our customers for their continued loyalty and support. We also think of and thank all involved in the response to the current pandemic. Stay safe and if you believe we can help you, please get in touch”.
Products & Services

fire safety in production process

extinguishing systems

spark detection systems

explosion protection solutions

preventive fire solutions

Dust Fires Prevention

Safety Against Dust Fires

Machine Fire Protection FLAMEWOLF

Machine Fire Protection

Spark Extinguishing System

Fire risk factors

technical fire protection

prevent a fire

Organisational fire protection

Structural fire protection

Advanced Fire Protection

Fire protection

Fire Prevention

Spark Detection

Measuring Technology

Team

Name Role Email Telephone
Tom Burniston Head of Sales sales@grecon.co.uk 0191 4147200
Joshua McAree Sales sales@grecon.co.uk 0191 4147200
Oscar Little Sales sales@grecon.co.uk 0191 4147200
Jonathan Hamill Managing Director sales@grecon.co.uk 0191 4147200

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Industrial fire prevention and process measurement solutions
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