Makin Metal's HQ.
Makin Metal's HQ.

MMP’s managing director, Dr John Boden, will continue to lead the MMP board of directors and the company will continue to operate independently from its Rochdale, UK facility. It will benefit from the financial backing and specialist scientific capability of GRIPM and access to the GRIPM sales network within China and elsewhere. 

GRIPM is the largest supplier of electrolytic powders in China and intends to develop its range of dendritic, atomised and speciality products. 

The combined group will produce over 21,000 tonnes of copper and other non-ferrous powders per year.

"GRIPM have long admired Makin's expertise, products and professionalism and the two companies will work closely together to meet the growing market demands for copper and copper alloy powders,” said Dr Limin Wang, MD of GRIPM. “It is our intention for GRIPM and Makin to grow to become one of the best and strongest suppliers to the metal powder industry by utilising the extensive R&D and technical capabilities of our parent company GRINM".

"GRIPM are an ideal partner for Makin as they offer complimentary products which will allow the combined companies to build a truly global supplier to the powder metal industry,” said Dr Boden. 

GRIPM’s parent company, GRINM (General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals) is the largest research institute in the field of nonferrous metals industry in China employing over 4000 personnel with a turnover of over US$1 billion.