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Axium Process – Our Journey

Axium Process specialises in Hygienic and Precision Engineering providing process systems, skids and precision engineered components and equipment across a wide range of industries. We are an industry leader in the field of Crossflow Membrane and Filtration Technologies where our reputation for innovative solutions and filtration systems has been built on responsiveness, reliability and engineering excellence.


Our journey began in February 2002 when Dave and Margaret Houldsworth, pioneers of the membrane filtration company, Memtech (UK) Ltd, founded Axium Process.

Today, almost two decades later, we have a global presence and over 75 employees, manufacturing membrane filtration systems, process skids, pressure vessels and precision engineered components for multiple sector industries.


Our small dynamic team quickly focussed on the growing market for custom built hygienic equipment and bespoke membrane filtration systems.  Continued success led to the creation of the company’s Membrane Filtration Division, specialising in crossflow filtration and separation technology.


Growing rapidly, Axium invested in a new 10,000 square foot manufacturing facility and achieved the ISO 9001:2000 international standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS)


Expanding international opportunities culminated in the appointment of our first overseas distributor for hygienic systems based in the UAE, quickly followed by our European filter agency located in the Netherlands.


Axium makes headline news developing one of the first membrane wastewater recycling systems to offer a closed loop process with virtually zero effluent discharge to drain at Axminster Carpets’ Dyehouse in Devon.


Stringent quality and traceability procedures allowed Axium to break into the high-technology Aerospace Industry. With AS9100 accreditation, Axium stainless and alloy components can be found on most commercial airliners in production today.


Increasingly strong association with multi-national Research Institutions and Universities resulted in the supply of technically advanced pilot equipment to the world-class Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI) in Abu Dhabi and Qatar University in Dohar.


Axium completes a 1.5 million litres per day effluent treatment and clean water recovery system for ice cream giant R&R, significantly reducing discharge limitations and enabling increased production capacity at the Leeming Bar site.


Ambitious re-investment plans culminated in the move to our latest 30,000sqft manufacturing facility, along with the acquisition and incorporation of Precision Engineering to complement our growing machine shop capabilities.


A significant year where demand  for Containerised Systems was unprecedented. Our state of the art plug and play, trials  pilot plant was successfully launched and our engineers secured  a £1.5M contract  with a well-known Multi-National Corporation for research, development, and supply of a bespoke membrane process, separating and recovering valuable materials from wastewater that are normally lost to drain.


As one of the largest employers in the local community with over 268 projects behind us across multiple sectors, our unique expertise, quality engineering and process solutions have established our reputation. We remain committed to our core values of integrity and exceptional customer service.

Test us out to see what Axium Process can offer you.

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