Located in north-central England, Stoke-on-Trent is the centre of the ceramic industry in Britain and even Europe, as well as the birthplace of modern cordierite-mullite kiln furniture. By the 1980s, four world-renowned kiln furniture companies were born here: Acme Marls Ltd, Diamond Refractories Ltd, J. Hewitt & Son (Fenton) Plc and Norton Advanced Ceramics Ltd (Gimson). Later, these companies continued to experience mergers and reorganizations. By the end of the 20th century, all the kiln furniture businesses here were integrated into Dyson Thermal Technologies, a subsidiary of the Dyson Group.
In June 2006, Trend and Dyson Thermal Technologies established the comprehensive strategic partnership to gradually introduce British kiln furniture production technology & experience into Trend through technology sharing, cooperative development, and manufacturing transfer; In January 2010, Trend and IPS Ceramics Ltd (a new company established by the management team of Dyson Thermal Technologies) completed the full buyout of Dyson's kiln furniture business including intellectual property rights. Since then, Trend and IPS established a joint production base in China, which can not only produce as per European high-quality kiln furniture standards, but also greatly reduce product costs, bringing very obvious practical benefits to global customers and distributors.
Headquarter of IPS Ceramics Ltd locates in Newcastle-Under-Lyme (Stoke-on-Trent). The branch company -IPS USA Ltd – is located in Huntersville, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. IPS Ceramics have agents and distributors spread over countries in Europe and America. IPS Ceramics has a great wealth of professional knowledge and experience on excellent product design, solution provision, quality control and rapid customer service.
No matter what you need on kiln furniture and thermal resistant materials, Trend and IPS Ceramics can share more than 150 years’ high quality kiln furniture experience, latest development of thermal resistant products and professional thermal solutions with you.
For more information about IPS Ceramics Ltd, please visit www.ipsceramics.com