About Us

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world leader in the manufacture & supply of complex alloy systems & metals.

With many years’ experience in the production of materials to tight compositional tolerances and controlled microstructures, LCM offers an innovative and highly flexible approach to a wide range of material requirements.

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world leader in the manufacture & supply of complex alloy systems & metals.

With many years’ experience in the production of materials to tight compositional tolerances and controlled microstructures, LCM offers an innovative and highly flexible approach to a wide range of material requirements.

EXPERIENCED

Our History.

2023
Expansion of metal making to include DyFe, Dy and Tb
Expansion of our metal making capabilities to include DyFe and Tb. These metals are essential for improving the performance of neodymium magnets, which are widely used in various industries such as renewable energy, automotive, and aerospace.
2023
2021
UK Funding
Further UK Government funding was received to investigate the feasibility of establishing a UK production facility for rare earth magnets.
2021
2020
Hydrogen Decrepitation Furnace added
A new hydrogen decrepitation furnace was installed and commissioned for commercial production of NdFeB powders from LCM’s existing strip cast alloy facilities. In the same year, LCM received funding from UK Government to investigate stable and secure supply chains for rare earth permanent magnets.
2020
2019
Alloy Product Expansion
Electrolytic metal production expanded to include neodymium praseodymium alloy
2019
2018
EU Horizon 2020 Project
LCM joined three industrial partners to kick off a new €17m EU Horizon 2020 project, named SecREEts. The aim of this project was to establish an all-European supply chain for rare earth magnets.
2018
2015
Acquisition
LCM was acquired by Indian Ocean Rare Metals and begun to successfully establish a complete commercial production of neodymium metal by electrolysis to western-world standards of environmental, health and safety stewardship
2015
2013
Second Strip Caster Installed
Second strip caster was installed one year later and in the same year trial quantities of neodymium metal were made by electrolysis
2013
2012
Hooton Park
Relocation to Hooton Park, Ellesmere Port and installation of first 600kg strip caster
2012
1997
Valley Road
Relocation to Valley Road in Birkenhead and received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade (Export)
1997
1992
LCM Founded
1992

EXPERIENCED

Management team.

Grant Smith

Chairman

Mark Thompson

Commercial Director

Ruth Miller

Environmental & Quality Manager

Aaron Riley

Operations Manager