UK company Magma Ceramics & Catalysts has bought a manufacturing building in Vietnam to support its ceramics division.

Magma has bought a 6000m² facility, situated between Hanoi and Haiphong, North Vietnam’s main international sea port. Building modifications will commence in February 2013 with commercial production expected to begin later this year.

The business will operate under ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 standards and will initially invest in refractory ceramic production to support the industries currently served by Magma Ceramics in the UK, including glass, alloy and steel.

Magma’s Vietnamese operation, Magma Ceramics & Catalysts (Vietnam), is 100% owned by UK parent company, Jemmtec Limited.