We are a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialist quality products for use in ground investigation, water well and geothermal drilling applications, dynamic sampling rigs, rotary rig tooling, landfill gas and leachate extraction and high load railway drainage pipes.
Here we take a look back over the years since MGS started out in 1988. Click on the photos if you’d like a closer look!
MGS (Marton Geotechnical Services) was formed as a partnership in 1988 by directors Martin Clegg and Tony Osborne, initially to supply products to the UK on-shore drilling industry, mainly wellscreen and Bentonite products.
Image: Tony & Martin back in the day
The company grew quickly and incorporated as Marton Geotechnical Services Ltd, becoming known as MGS. The product range grew to include landfill and groundwater remediation applications through partnerships with manufacturers from Europe and the USA.
Image: HDPE liner installation on a UK landfill
The company acquired Geosense Ltd, a worldwide geotechnical instrumentation provider with its own range of vibrating wire sensors.
The company redevelops its Suffolk HQ with a purpose-built manufacturing facility for the manufacture of Geosense products and its plastic fabrication departments plus a distribution facility.
MGS designed and developed telescopic pipe systems providing a long-term sustainable monitoring and extraction solution for the UK landfill market. Products were showcased at the annual Torbay IWM exhibition.
Image: The MGS stand - with executive caravan accommodation!
A pneumatic environmental pumps range was developed, including the Geopump, PosiFlo and Geoskimmer, which were used worldwide for groundwater remediation and landfill leachate applications.
MGS acquired Demco. Based in Coventry, it was the original UK manufacturer of thermoplastic wellscreen provided to the site investigation and water well drilling industry. Other products included HDPE slotted pipe and methane venting systems. It is now the leading UK supplier of high load under-track drainage pipe for the rail industry.
Image: The Demco team at Coventry join MGS
In 2003 came the expansion into the European market with the acquisition of Terraequip in Germany. The company now trades as MGS Europe, manufacturing and distributing products for geotechnical drilling and geothermal heat recovery.
Image: MGS moves into Europe
MGS expanded its Coventry site by building a 3,200sq m purpose-built manufacturing facility for the slotting and perforating of thermoplastic products, together with a main distribution centre for pipes and fittings for the landfill and rail industries.
Image: MGS opens purpose-designed building in Coventry
Building work began on a new 1100sq m purpose-built premises, Nova House, for the expansion of manufacturing specialist MEMS and vibrating wire instruments and other associated products in the Geosense range.
Image: Geosense building work begins
It was also the year Geothermal Supplies Ltd was acquired to meet the growing demand for ground source heat products.
Image: Contracts are signed at Geothermal Supplies
Geosense is de-merged from MGS to become a separate limited company and MGS celebrates its Silver Anniversary.
Image: Party time for the 25th anniversary
The acquisition of Vaston Ltd, based in the North East, an established supplier to the drilling industry.
Image: Vaston becomes part of MGS.
MGS links up with Dutch company Royal Eijkelkamp to become UK distributor for the Diver data logger range.
MGS celebrates 30 years in business.
Pagani CPT and Tecop SPT rigs are added to the MGS range.
Development of the drill tooling ranges with strategic partnerships with some of the UK and Europe’s leading manufacturers, including Technidrill, specialists in top quality coring and drilling products, especially wireline systems