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History

1988
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.

Tony & Martin back in the day

1990
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.

Work begins on the new Geotechnical Centre

1992
The company acquired Geosense Ltd, a worldwide geotechnical instrumentation provider with its own range of vibrating wire sensors.

1997
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.

1998
MGS designed and developed telescopic pipe systems providing a long-term sustainable monitoring and extraction solution for the UK landfill market.

The world-famous Torbay IWM exhibition, with executive caravan accommodation!

2000
A pneumatic environmental pumps range was developed, including the Geopump, PosiFlo and Geoskimmer, which were used worldwide for groundwater remediation and landfill leachate applications.

2002
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.

The Demco team at Coventry join MGS

2003
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.

MGS moves into Europe

2006
MGS expanded its Coventry site, pictured below, by building a 3200sq 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.

MGS opens purpose-designed building in Coventry

2011
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.

Geosense building work begins

It was also the year Geothermal Supplies Ltd was acquired to meet the growing demand for ground source heat products, 

Contracts are signed at Geothermal Supplies

2012
MGS became the official UK distributor for Fraste drilling rigs.

Geosense moves into Nova House.

2013
Geosense is de-merged from MGS to become a separate limited company and MGS celebrates its Silver Anniversary.

Party time for the Suffolk team….

…and glasses raised at Coventry

2015
The acquisition of Vaston Ltd, based in the North East, an established supplier to the drilling industry.

Vaston becomes part of MGS.

2016
MGS links up with Dutch company Ejkelkamp to become UK distributors for the Diver Data Loggers range.

2018
MGS celebrates 30 years in business.

2018
Pagani CPT and Tecop SPT rigs are added to the MGS range.

2019
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

2019 and a team shot at MGS’s Suffolk HQ

 

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