- Client Sector
- Catalyst Retainer Filter
As they further established their name as filtration problem-solvers, Croft quickly found they were increasingly called upon to apply their specialised knowledge in manufacturing custom-made filters for a host of industrial sectors.
Word of the company's speedy response to filtration problems - and their ability to develop specialised and bespoke resolutions - quickly spread through the petrochemical, food, chemical, pharmaceutical, marine, construction, transport, automotive and printing industries.
Their entry into the nuclear supply chain as a tier 4 supplier was very much a result of their ability to tailor a product to each client's specific needs. Croft were called upon to supply a filter for a catalyst retainer: prior to their involvement, the existing French-manufactured filter had needed to be lifted out of its container and inverted in order to drain it.
However, Croft re-engineered the filter, and not only solved the drainage problem, but also effectively removed a hands-on function from the process, saving both time and cost.
Neil Burns, a partner in Croft, said: "The nuclear industry needs to engage with small specialists across the supply chain who know what they are talking about. A small redevelopment or refinement by an expert can save thousands, or often hundreds of thousands of pounds, not to mention countless working hours. And the amazing thing is that, like us at Croft, manufacturers don't have to be nuclear specialists in order to seize a nuclear opportunity - the nuclear industry is another 'specialised' area of work for us in the same way that food or automotive industries require specific understanding of the manufacturing challenges they face."
' A small redevelopment or refinement by an expert can save thousands, or often hundreds of thousands of pounds, not to mention countless working hours.'