Meet Our 2020 Sponsors

It is thanks to the continued support of our sponsors that we are able to come together each year and celebrate the work of the companies and individuals that make up the North East Process Industry Cluster.

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Lucite International, a group company of Mitsbubishi Chemical, is a leading player in the global acrylics industry. It is the largest manufacturer of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), which is the essential building block of all acrylics.

Acrylic features in our lives every day – from mobile phones and LCD monitors to paints and coatings; medical instruments to fashion accessories; furnishings to architectural building materials, the modern world relies on acrylic. The Company has an annual turnover in excess of US$1.9 billion and employs a work force of over 2100 people, serving customers in over 100 countries worldwide. Lucite International strives for the highest standards in the operation of the business and places top priority on Safety, Health and Environmental performance with excellent results.

As part of the KAITEKI philosophy held as a group company of Mitsubishi Chemical, Lucite International strives every day to benefit the sustainable well-being of people, society and our planet Earth.

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ITS, an independent systems integrator, offers a range of automation solutions to enhance the performance of manufacturing and processing companies. ITS’ solutions are designed to improve operational efficiency, quality, control, data visibility, traceability and regulatory compliance. ITS designs and implements management information systems, situational awareness solutions, traceability, serialisation, OEE, process control, fire and gas, SCADA, DCS and vision systems from industry-leading suppliers. ITS’ service portfolio includes everything from consultancy, FEED studies, engineering design and validation, through to project implementation, 24-7-365 support and training. ITS has significant experience in highly regulated industries including pharmaceutical, nuclear, medical device, chemical, energy and utilities.

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Lotte Chemical UK (LCUK) is owned by Lotte Chemical Korea, the chemicals arm of the Lotte Group, one of Korea’s largest corporations. LCUK produces PET, the food and beverage packaging material of choice, and in 2014 brought on line a new 200 ktpa PET Plant alongside their existing 150 ktpa plant at Wilton. LCUK currently sponsors 18 young and adult apprentices, representing over 14% of their total workforce.

LCUK firmly believes an Apprenticeship programme should be at the heart of any company’s Organisational Development Strategy. Having apprentices’ benefits business, communities and young people alike. Apprentices provide innovative and fresh ideas to help companies move forward, maintain competitiveness and enable them to plan their future manpower from a pool of talented, trained and competent people.

For young people themselves the sponsorship of apprenticeships is vital providing them with essential skills, training and real job opportunities. These benefits to employers and young people in turn boost the local communities in which they operate and where the young people live. Even in tough economic and market conditions LCUK firmly believes in supporting apprentices and they will continue to do this to ensure there is a continued pipeline of highly skilled talent coming into the industry.

As former regional winners of the National Apprenticeship Awards the company is very proud and honoured once again to sponsor this year’s Apprentice awards and believe the investment in young talent into our industry via apprenticeships should be at the forefront of everyone’s vision for their company.

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Few products in our modern world are made without industrial gases playing some role. BOC is part of The Linde Group a world leading supplier of industrial gases and related process solutions.

BOC is the market leader in industrial gases in the UK and has an extensive network of pipelines supplying industrial gases across Teesside which are essential to many companies in the process sector. Linde is also an international leader in the field of process plant design and construction, delivering in-house as well as licensed and customer owned processes.

Capabilities span air separation gases, synthesis gas, olefins and natural gas treatment as well as chemical, biotechnical and pharmaceutical plants. BOC are proud to be working with NEPIC to foster initiatives to build on the success of our region and are delighted to be sponsoring environmental awards for local industry and schools.

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Over the past 25 years px has gained extensive knowledge, experience, competence and insight across the whole hydrocarbon energy chain by operating and maintaining some of the UK’s most hazardous and high risk industrial facilities. These installations range from off-shore infrastructure, top tier COMAH sites such as gas processing and fuel storage terminals through to thermal and renewable energy plants.

In addition to providing competent and professional O&M solutions the group has also developed a strong engineering capability and 24/7 energy trading platform for both gas and power. All px services are provided on either a fully contracted or consultancy basis and if we can be of assistance please make contact.


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At CPI we work with our partners to develop products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

Our partners operate across diverse markets including Healthcare, Food & Agriculture, FMCG, Electronics, Energy, Transportation and Construction. CPI is able to support these industries through our unique innovation processes, together with our diverse and expanding platform of technological expertise. These include therapeutic biologics, industrial biotech, nanotechnology, chemistry and formulation, printed electronics and sensors.

Overall the combination of CPI’s innovation processes and our outstanding scientific expertise, enables our partners to get more products to market faster and at a lower overall cost.

Altrad Services is an international leader in the provision of critical industrial services principally to the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

The multi-disciplinary service we offer includes access systems, insulation, specialist coatings, passive fire protection, engineering services, refractory linings, environmental services, oil and gas storage tanks and heat exchanger replacement and refurbishment. Altrad Services delivers safe, reliable and intelligent solutions both on and offshore, employing over 8,000 across the UK.

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is an industry leading biologics contract manufacturing organisation with locations in Billingham and Wilton, United Kingdom, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA and College Station, TX USA. FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies has extensive experience in the development and manufacturing of recombinant proteins, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, among other large molecules expressed in a wide array of microbial mammalian and insect systems. The company offers a comprehensive list of services from cell line and strain development to process development, analytical development, clinical and commercial manufacturing. The Billingham and RTP sites are FDA-approved for the production of commercial products.



The Wolviston Group is an integrated group of dynamic companies working in partnership to support the UK industry’s ever-changing demands.
We pride ourselves on building long term relationships with our clients. This enables us to maintain a service that outclasses some of the largest organisations in the world and assists us in successfully competing in a global arena.
Operating from offices in the North East and North West supplying wide ranging, high quality, cost effective services. We are proud of the individual Companies who form the group and the committed individuals who are dedicated to providing the highest level of services to meet and exceed your expectations.


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