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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
It was also the year Geothermal Supplies Ltd was acquired to meet the growing demand for ground source heat products,
MGS became the official UK distributor for Fraste drilling rigs.
Geosense moves into Nova House.
Geosense is de-merged from MGS to become a separate limited company and MGS celebrates its Silver Anniversary.
The acquisition of Vaston Ltd, based in the North East, an established supplier to the drilling industry.
MGS links up with Dutch company Ejkelkamp to become UK distributors for the Diver Data Loggers 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