History

The Materials Processing Institute was founded as the British Iron and Steel Research Association in 1945, as a central research centre for the iron and steel industry. Although there have been several changes in name and ownership structure over our near 70 years of history, the institute has remained committed to the delivery of world class research into industrial processes and technology and crucially, applying this knowledge successfully in the industrial environment. Many advanced processes which are now standard across industry were first developed at our laboratories. Now, the Institute is proud to carry forward this tradition of innovation and development across a growing range of industries, as has always been fundamental to our reputation.

Karl Köhler CEO Tata Steel Europe opens the Thermal Technologies Centre

Ian Swailes MP, Karl Köhler CEO Tata Steel Europe and Greame Hillier CPI