Ian Guest retires after 46 years at Chem Resist
“I look back and I’m really proud of what’s been achieved”
After over 46 years of working at Chem Resist, our longest serving employee Ian Guest (pictured here with Simon and Odelle Hewitt and Seamus Quinn) is retiring on 25th February 2021. We talk to him about some of his memories and achievements since starting in August 1974.
“My working life actually began with 9 years at Resinform, which is where I used to work before I came here, and the move was all down to my mother really.
Exclusive Munsch distribution for the UK and Ireland
Chem Resist are excited to start 2021, with the announcement of our exclusive UK & Ireland distribution agreement with the world’s leading-manufacturer of mechanically sealed pumps, Munsch.
In the 25th Anniversary year of the Fluid Transfer Division, the announcement cements Chem Resist’s position as the UK’s specialist distributor of premier-branded pumps for aggressive and corrosive applications.
2020 – Our Year in Review
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone; we’ve used new ways of working to continue to manufacture and supply our customers throughout. We’d like to share some highlights…
70% of our workforce have 5 years’ service or more. Thank you to everyone for their commitment and hard work during 2020.
Investment continues with Recycling System for Hydrostatic Test water
Last month a further £70k was invested in ongoing site improvements, in the form of a recycling system for water used in Hydrostatic testing our Thermoplastic Storage Tanks.
As we continue to manufacture ever-larger capacity tanks, driven by our customers maximising their site space and streamlining processes, we continually improve our own capabilities for production, handling, storage and also testing.
Fluid Transfer Division hits significant milestone
Chem Resist’s Fluid Transfer Division, founded in 1986, supplier of premium-branded pumps around the world, recently reached a significant milestone; supplying 10,000 pumps.
The Division distributes premium-branded pumps including; Almatec, Munsch, World-Chemical and Pan-World and allocates each pump leaving the Dewsbury site with a serial number to identify and trace individual models in the field; the serial numbers have just passed 10,000.
A Christeyns UK Case Study
Christeyns UK is part of the Christeyns group, based in Ghent, Belgium. Its principal focus is the manufacture and supply of detergents, supporting hygiene chemicals and equipment for the commercial laundry sector and the food, beverage and dairy industries across the UK, with an additional focus on manufacturing chemicals for the construction sector.
Chem Resist began a major project with Christeyns UK at their manufacturing site in Bradford during summer 2019 to provide 5 new thermoplastic storage tanks; 4 to replace existing aged chemical storage tanks and 1 additional 100,000 litre water storage tank to increase water availability on site.
An Interview with Joe Rhodes
To celebrate National Apprentice Week 2020, we get to know Joe Rhodes who began his career at Chem Resist as a Fabrication Apprentice back in 2004. Joe is one of our longest-serving apprentices and is currently a Design Engineer.
What did you do prior to joining Chem Resist?
I began my apprenticeship back in September 2004, before that I was at school and working part-time at weekends for ASDA, in the Dewsbury store. For 8 months, I worked at Chem Resist and kept my weekend job, but it became too much and I handed my notice in at ASDA.
We have lift off!
We’ve had a busy start to 2020, January has already seen the installation, commissioning and operator training for a new overhead crane system in the Spiral Winding production facility at our Dewsbury site.
The investment of over £100k, has been driven by our commitment to continuous site improvements and maintaining high health and safety standards and is further fuelled by customer demand for increasingly large tanks.
2019 – Our Year in Review
We’ve had another incredible year in 2019, we continue to grow, expanding the team and investing in our site in preparation for 2020. Read more about what we’ve done during this busy year.
What a year 2019 has been! We’ve expanded the team in Dewsbury with 3 new recruits and successfully retained the extensive experience and skills of our hard working and dedicated team.
Not a typical storage solution!
Read how Chem Resist’s market-leading experience in thermoplastics enabled the company to assist a member of the Great Britain windsurfing team with transport and storage for her windsurfing equipment.
Local girl, Jennie Roberts began windsurfing during summer holidays as a child at holiday camps and family holidays abroad. By 2013 she’d mastered the basics and joined the local RYA (Royal Yachting Association) and the RYA 15 initiative aimed at introducing young people to windsurfing.