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From a small workshop in a home garage, to a 7000 sq ft factory employing 15 staff and distributing products in over 70 countries worldwide, Glenammer has quickly become known as one of the leading laboratory test sieves manufacturers in the world, synonymous with product quality and sustainability.

Established in 1998 by Allen Matthews, the company was founded on the innovative principle of producing better quality laboratory sieves made exclusively from stainless steel. At that time most sieves were made from brass – a weaker and less environmentally friendly material than stainless steel – and Allen was keen to find a superior product and a better manufacturing process in order to help laboratories.

Allen started the business from a small workshop in his garage at his home in Ayrshire, Scotland. The name ‘Glenammer’ originates from the name of a local blacksmith in Allen’s home village. From hammering horseshoes to fit the hooves of the local herd in earlier days, the name struck a cord with Allen and the engineering process used to make test sieves.

The company grew rapidly and in 2005 Glenammer moved to it’s first factory where it was able to further invest in innovative machinery to improve the quality and production process of it’s sieves. Fast forward another 9 years and the company moved into even larger premises in order to provide space for further development and storage of stock.

In 2016 Allan retired, and his daughter, Claire Wallis, now manages the business. From a small, local Scottish business to an international player, Claire is ambitious to continue to grow the business and is enthusiastic about the next stages of development. The company bases it’s management model on the Six Sigma technique to improve it’s business processes and Claire and her team are continually looking at ways to develop the product range and thus many of the sieve production processes are now controlled in house to improve efficiency and enhance product consistency. Glenammer now provides products to a range of industries and laboratories worldwide, from agriculture to civil engineering to food and drink manufacturing, where particle analysis is key and product quality for testing is vital to the success of their business.

Established in 1998 by Allen Matthews from his double garage at home.

1998

2005

Moved into its first factory and started to do in house punching.

Discarded traditional metal riveted labels and started chemically etched labels.

2008

2010

First generation sieve shaker produced and sold to first customer.

Outgrew first premises and moved into a facility 7000 sq ft facility.

2013

2014

Started in-house plating and purchased new punching machinery.

Claire Wallis, Allen's daughter, was appointed the new MD for Glenammer.

2016

2017

Started to use 3D laser marking technology.

20 year anniversary and now serve clients in over 70 countries.

2018

2019

£500,000 investment in new equipment and production lines.

Implementation of Six Sigma management model and yellow belt certification received.

2020

1998

Allen started the business from a small workshop in his garage at his home in Ayrshire, Scotland. The name ‘Glenammer’ originates from the name of a local blacksmith in Allen’s home village. From hammering horseshoes to fit the hooves of the local herd in earlier days, the name struck a cord with Allen and the engineering process used to make test sieves.

2020

From a small, local Scottish business to an international player manufacturing world-class test sieves and exporting to 70 countries worldwide, we are excited about the next stages of development.

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