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Tom Wright, of sponsor Inmotion, with Warren Tuirner, Mike Burton and Keith Simpson of Anchor Magnets. at the City Region Business Awards.
Tom Wright, of sponsor Inmotion, with Warren Tuirner, Mike Burton and Keith Simpson of Anchor Magnets. at the City Region Business Awards.
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Anchor Magnets has invested a lot of money into developing products that allow customers to reduce their own environmental impact while cutting its own carbon footprint.

It’s believed to be the only zero landfill magnetic product manufacturer in the UK and the only one to recycle flexible magnets.

The Sheffield company, founded in September 1984 is a manufacturer of flexible magnets and magnetic assemblies with a focus on waste reduction and environmental impact.

It has installed 116 solar panels which are capable of generating 11 per cent of annual electricity requirement. They cost £84,000 to install, but should be paid for out of savings in less than five years.

Waste, including that of clients, is re-processed to produce new granulate used to make new magnets. Anchor also joined forces with Veolia in Sheffield and is now a zero landfill site.

In addition to this, the firm has used its magnetic know-how to develop lighter flexible magnetic sheet and extrusion, cutting transport and manufacturing costs.

Its WarmRoom product is designed for easy installation behind radiators and prevents them from heating the walls of the house. This saves heating fuel costs and prevents heat loss from rooms where it is installed. It has enjoyed considerable take-up from both members of the public and Housing Associations.

A spokesman said: “We are proud of our achievements and believe we demonstrate a level of commitment to the environment that is most rare in businesses of our size – £5.6m turnover and 45 employees – and Made in Sheffield.”