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2017 Aug – LBBC Technologies demonstrating core leaching unit at ICI Equipment Show

LBBC’s Boilerclave® leads the industry for autoclave dewaxing applications whilst the Core Leaching Autoclave remains the benchmark in efficient, safe and accurate ceramic core removal.

As a world leading technology company specialising in the investment casting sector, LBBC Technologies based in Leeds, United Kingdom passed the audit for the more stringent ISO9001:2015 accreditation in January this year.

For more information about the event please visit the Investment Casting Institute website 

LBBC Technologies are exhibiting at ICI Conference and Equipment Show on Sunday 15th to Wednesday 18th October 2017, in Covington, Kentucky, USA they will be in Booth 113 where they will be demonstrating their core leaching unit.


2017 Feb – LBBC Technologies developing bespoke work experience programme

James McKnight, is working with the company to develop a bespoke placement experience that will see year 10 students develop an autoclave component through from design, manufacture to assembly. This hands-on approach will give them a real understanding of LBBC Technologies type of work and the wider engineering industry.

Robert Pickard, Director said “We are pleased to be working with Pudsey Grangefield School to develop and inspire the next generation of engineers.”

LBBC Technologies are working with a year 11 student, James McKnight from Pudsey Grangefield School to develop a bespoke work placement program at the company.


2017 Feb – LBBC Technologies supports Pudsey Grangefield School careers fair


Adam Lister, Design Engineer and Danny Hazel, Systems Engineer

LBBC Technologies has been established on the same site in Pudsey since 1876, the company is involved in developing new engineering technology for the process industries and so needs to secure the future skills by encouraging young people into engineering careers.

Youmna Khan, Post 16 Learning and Progression Support Manager, Pudsey Grangefield School said “We are delighted to be working in partnership with LBBC Technologies to give our students a greater insight into the world of work and the career opportunities available to them.”

Pudsey Grangefield School is a heavily oversubscribed mixed comprehensive secondary school located in the heart of Pudsey.

The school has over 1200 students with a thriving Sixth Form of 220 students, all taught in a state of the art building.  The innovative and unique design of the building creates a calm atmosphere, very different to that of many secondary schools.

LBBC Technologies in Pudsey, Leeds exhibited at a careers fair at Pudsey Grangefield School on Tuesday 17th January.

Director, Robert Pickard, Danny Hazel, Systems Engineer and Adam Lister, Design Engineer talked to students from year 10 through to year 13 about careers in engineering, routes of study and the varied job roles and opportunities.<[...]

2017 Jan – LBBC Technologies pass ISO9001:2015 audit

At the same time LBBC Technologies have updated their accreditation from the ISO9001:2008 standard to the more rigorous ISO9001:2015.  The new standard has been designed to respond to the latest trends and be compatible with other ISO management systems.

LBBC Technologies have passed their ISO9001 audit by BSI, a third party UKAS accredited certification body, with no non conformities.


2017 Jan – LBBC Technologies honored at BAE Systems supplier awards


Emphasising the importance of this year’s theme in her hard-hitting opening speech, Jeannette Medati said: “If we get this wrong, the result is not only the failure of the end product and damage to our reputations, but damage to the defence of the realm.”

The opening day of the forum culminated in the Supplier Achievement Awards, which recognise and celebrate good performance in BAE Systems’ suppliers.

The awards ceremony was opened with a speech from Submarines soon-to-be Managing Director, Will Blamey, who was clear in his message to suppliers. He said: “Maintaining progress across Astute and Dreadnought, spending money wisely and at the same time assuring quality and safety in everything we do, is paramount.”

LBBC Technologies, who won the Customer Focus Award – currently manufacturing hatches and watertight doors for our submarines, they pulled out all the stops to meet a major milestone before Christmas.

Project Manager Bill Morris, who collected the award on behalf of LBBC Technologies, said it was “like a fairy tale” for them to get this recognition. He added: “This is a total surprise and I cannot thank everyone at BAE Systems enough.

“We are a small company, but all of our team realise the importance of the work we’re doing for you, and we’ve worked night shifts and many weekends this year to get the job done. We have a real passion to help our customers and we look forward to working with you in the future.”

More than 90 of BAE Systems’ key suppliers were invited to the two-day Submarines All Supplier Forum, which started on 25th January in Leyland.

The forum, entitled ‘Protecting Our Future’, gave suppliers the opportunity to hear first-hand about the importance of product safety from BAE Systems’ Supply Chain Director Jeannette Medati, Engine[...]

2016 Nov – LBBC Technologies plays part in successful ICI Technical Conference

20161018_152924_resizedHoward Pickard, Managing Director said “The ICI Technical Conference and Expo gave us chance to present the latest advances in dewaxing with the renowned  Boilerclave® and in ceramic core removal with their Core Leaching Autoclave pressurised system. As a long term member of ICI and supplier to the investment casting industry we were pleased to be a part of the ICI conference and continue to be at the forefront of understanding and developing the technology.  The conference was well attended with a lot of opportunities across the world.”

LBBC Technologies exhibited at the 63rd Annual ICI Technical Conference and Expo on Investment Casting from Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th October 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.


2016 Sept – LBBC Technologies present advances in dewaxing at ICI Annual Conference

processLBBC’s Boilerclave® continues to lead the industry for autoclave dewaxing whilst the Core Leaching Autoclave remains the benchmark in efficient, safe and consistent ceramic core removal from investment castings.

Recent trends are an increasing demand of larger sized units of both the Boilerclave® and Core Leaching Autoclaves to accommodate the processing of larger molds and castings .  The standard Boilerclave® range is up to a 6′ 6″ or 2m dia. and the largest Core Leaching Autoclave with a working envelope of up to 6’ deep and 3’ diameter.

LBBC33LBBC Technologies continue to increase understanding and further develop the core leaching process.  Areas that are being developed include the range of high temperature core leaching units suitable for removing cores with an increasing Alumina content in addition to looking at ways of further optimising the core removal process and reducing the operating costs.

LBBC’s service and spares team continue to play a key role in supporting the products by installing on site, providing training to operator and maintenance teams along with scheduled servicing to ensure continued safe, reliable and efficient operation of the equipment throughout its lifetime.  The team have recently all been accredited with the UK’s Safecontractor status.

SafeContractor-Roundel-RHoward Pickard, Managing Director said “We are very pleased to have achieved this accreditation as it now provides official recognition for our high safety standards and quality of workmanship. We intend to continue to work hard to maintain this certification and endeavour to achieve further accreditations relevant to the advanced engineering sectors we supply.”

We look forward to welcoming visitors to our booth and discussing their wax or core removal requirements.

For more information about the ICI show please click here

LBBC Technologies are exhibiting in Booth 207 at the ICI 63rd Annual Technical Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio, USA from 16th to 19th October 2016  and will be presenting the latest advances in dewaxing with the renowned  Boilerclave® and in ceramic core removal with their Core Leaching Autoclave pressurised system.



2016 August – Safecontractor accreditation for LBBC Technologies


LBBC Technologies specialises in industrial autoclave systems and pressure containment hatches incorporating the revolutionary Quicklock® door. With over 70% of equipment being for export, the company is recognised globally for its expertise in pressure containment and allied high level safety systems.


Howard Pickard, Managing Director said “We are very pleased to have achieved this certification as we have now been officially recognised for our high safety standards and dedication to providing market leading products and services. We intend to continue to work hard to maintain this certification and endeavour to achieve further accreditations relevant to the advanced engineering sectors we supply.”


Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.


John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”


“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that LBBC Technologies has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.


Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”


Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.


Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.


Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

LBBC Technologies has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.


Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.



2016 June – LBBC Technologies host a “Meet our Suppliers day”

Robert Pickard, Director at LBBC said

“The “Meet our Suppliers day” was a great success, the opportunities for collaboration with our supply chain are tremendous. There was a real buzz in the air as engineers bounced around their ideas ranging from cutting edge modelling software to automated water treatment systems.  This is just the start of a program of supplier days and we look forward to further engagement with suppliers as we continue to develop the next generation of energy efficient, high performance equipment to support the ever increasing needs of our customers.”

Over the last few weeks, the New Product Development (NPD) team at LBBC Technologies hosted the first in a series of “Meet our Suppliers day” where key suppliers were invited to share their plans and in return the NPD gave an update on current development projects at LBBC and how they could collaborate with LBBC.



2016 May – LBBC Technologies attending International Festival of Business for Britain

He will be attending the half day event Made in Britain. Loved by the World’  providing an essential insight into the critical role that the UK manufacturing sector plays within the global economy. It will also provide invaluable context for many of the other events taking place during the Manufacturing Week of IFB 2016.


For more details about the International Festival for Business and the range of events taking place, please visit the website

On Monday 13th June, Managing Director, Howard Pickard will be attending IFB (International Festival of Business for Britain) taking place at Liverpool Exhibition Centre.