In a move designed to strengthen their recent partnership, Bunting® Magnetics and Master Magnets Ltd have been named as the headline sponsors for the prestigious WASTE’17 exhibition in Manchester on June 8.

Bunting® Magnetics, the leader in magnet and magnetic equipment design, manufacturing and distribution, acquired Master Magnets Ltd, the Redditch -based manufacturer of magnetic separation equipment, in January this year.

The acquisition dramatically increased Bunting Magnetics Co.’s market presence via broadened customer reach, new manufacturing capabilities, and the opportunity to sell into new markets.

The show, which will be staged at Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground, features dozens of leading industry-related companies from the waste, recycling and skip hire sectors, and attracts hundreds of specialist visitors each year.

The exhibition is being viewed as the ideal showcase for Bunting® Magnetics and Master Magnets Ltd to celebrate their partnership, and affords both companies the ideal opportunity to showcase their products at an elite industry event.

“The acquisition of Master Magnets means that we now offer a total solution for metal separation,” explained Simon Ayling, Bunting’s Managing Director.  “We now have the knowledge and equipment to provide metal separation and recovery solutions at every stage of the recycling process, for all types of materials.”

Adrian Coleman, Master Magnets new General Manager is equally excited.  “Joining forces with a global company will open up new opportunities in the UK, Europe and around the world.”

“WASTE’17 will be the first exhibition where we exhibit as a joint force,” said Ayling.  “Both Bunting and Master Magnets have been present at the two previous WASTE expos, and WASTE’17 provides us with the ideal platform to promote our new allegiance.

“Both Bunting and Master Magnets have seen sustained sales growth in supplying Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors to waste and recycling companies.  WASTE’17 gives us the opportunity to consolidate our message and our technology, especially as headline sponsors of the expo.”

Years of experience in the market

WASTE’17 organiser Andrew Gold welcomed the news, highlighting both company’s enthusiasm for the event, and their determination to support the North West’s leading trade exhibition. He said: “Bunting® Magnetics and Master Magnets Ltd will be bringing years of experience and world class products to the show. The companies are also providing visitors with a hi-tech visual experience in the sponsor’s arena, and I am looking forward to seeing the positive reaction.

“We’re delighted these world class companies want to be our partners at WASTE’17, and there’s no doubt that this year’s show will be bigger and better than ever before.”  

Since the company’s 1959 founding, Bunting® Magnetics has led the industry in both durability and performance in its’ line metal detection, magnetic separation and material handling equipment – as well as printing cylinders for several global markets, including recycling.

Bunting also provides magnets and magnetic assemblies through buymagnets.com and its Magnet Applications division and their facilities are located in Newton, Kansas; suburban Chicago, Illinois; Berkhamsted and Redditch.

Established in 1978, Master Magnets Ltd has evolved into a leading global supplier of magnetic separation, metal detection equipment and mineral separation – offering more than twenty lines of products to dozens of industries.

The company employs 26 people, and provides custom system design, site evaluation services, on-site installation and service through a global network of distributors, with all manufacturing done in its’ Redditch, Worcestershire, headquarters.