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Chem Resist: A History
Advanced Chemical Equipment (ACE) is founded by Arthur Armitage, a Textile Chemist and ex-RAF Officer. Arthur amalgamates his other business, Advanced Textile Engineering with ACE realising the future potential in plastic.
Photo: The original Britannia House
A small Plastic Fabrication division is established by Arthur, which later moves to Butt End Mills, Lower Hopton, Mirfield and starts to operate independently. Seamus Quinn joins the division and quickly gets the title of ‘Worse Fabricator in History’. Chem Resist Plastic Fabrications is registered and begins trading in 1980.
Photo: Seamus Quinn
The Fluid Transfer (FT) division is founded, distributing a range of technologies for applications involving corrosive and aggressive chemicals. Chem Resist becomes the main trading name, and the business moves to the current site at Britannia House in Lock Way, Ravensthorpe. Simon Hewitt joins as Technical Sales for FT and a distribution agreement with Almatec is signed.
Photo: The current Britannia House
The Spiral Wound Manufacturing method is developed in conjunction with Cambridge University. To accommodate the new manufacturing process a 7000ft2 building, custom extruder and former handling facility are added to the site in Lock Way. Technological advancements are made with the development of Packed Tower Fume Scrubbing and a prototype Sulphuric Acid Dilution Unit is designed and manufactured in thermoplastics, which operates for 27 years.
Simon becomes Managing Director and Seamus assumes the role of Chairman. Within the FT division, a distribution agreement with World Chemical is signed and Neil Williams joins as Technical Sales. Simon & Odelle purchase Chem Resist from Seamus, the Pipework Division is established, and Stephan Menzer joins as Technical Manager
Odelle joins the business in the role of Commercial Director and as a first project implements Progress Plus ERP across the business. The ChemiGuard range of Tanker Offload and Dosing Cabinets is launched. Gary Smith joins Process Plant division as Sales Director.
‘Built with Integrity’ is introduced to the Chem Resist brand and communications. A distribution agreement is signed with Munsch giving exclusivity in UK and Ireland. A dedicated SHEQ Manager role is created, Mike Shoemark joins. November 2023, investment by Ross Shire Engineering. 2024 is our 60th Anniversary year.