May 2014

SPC Opens New Technical Centre In UK

UK-based rubber compounder SPC UK has expanded its technical and analytical capabilities with the opening of a new technical centre at it’s headquarters in Westbury, UK.

The new centre represents a significant investment for the specialist rubber compound manufacturer. SPC UK has recruited three graduate-level engineers as well as investing in state-of-the-art equipment for chemical analysis, compound testing and quality assurance.

In particular, the new lab enables SPC to assess the quality of the materials it receives from large chemicals suppliers. This opens the door to advanced technical partnerships with those suppliers to ensure SPC’s customers have access to the very latest developments across the field of materials supply.

This investment means that the company now has identical capabilities at it’s UK headquarters and it’s Spanish subsidiary, SPC Jevsa, based in Barcelona, Spain.

Paul Hallas, operations director of SPC UK said, “This advanced facility gives us the means to test and measure the compounds we develop for our customers. Our customers can now be sure that the materials we supply offer the very best balance between low-cost and top quality.” He added, “Our suppliers now want to work with us on new materials developments. This means our customers will benefit from some unique materials to further improve the performance of their compounds.”

Not only is SPC recruiting, but it is offering bespoke graduate training packages to the new graduate engineers. These will allow the new graduates to develop their rubber technology and process skills while working within the industry hands on approach.