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Ultramag Celebrate Fifty Years Of Business

In May 1974 Ultramag Inspection Services was started by the late Richard Simmonds; now 50 years on his two sons Julian and Chris run the business. Having grown considerably over the last 10 years, the business provides various inspection and testing services, welding surveillance and welding trails; along with tailored training courses and level 3 […]

Ultramag to take on two more apprentices this year

The Apprentices will enrol on the Non-Destructive Testing Operator Standard apprenticeship with our preferred Lead Provider. The Apprenticeship will last 18 months; with the Apprentices receiving inhouse training under close supervision. This Non-Destructive Testing Operator Standard was first prepared under a committee formed by B.I.N.D.T., of which our M.D. played a significant role in establishing […]

Managing Director attends the 60th B.I.N.D.T. Conference in Northampton

Our Managing Director, Chris Simmonds, attended this years B.I.N.D.T. conference, running over three days in Northampton. This was the Institutes 60th Conference and was well attended. As well as attending several committee meetings over the three days, Chris listened to presentations on the testing of composites using Ultrasound and Eddy Currents, and discussed new technologies […]

Managing Director receives EUR ING recognition

After more than 30 years in the Inspection industry, Christopher Simmonds receives recognition as a European Engineer from European Engineers, through the Engineering Council. Having reached the level of a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council, the final step was to apply for European Engineer certification and the post nominals of Eur Ing.


As an Inspection Body registered with A.D.I.P.S, Ultramag are able to carry out Non-Destructive Testing, as detailed in HSG 175: Fairgrounds and amusement parks – Guidance on safe practice. We are pleased to be able to offer our clients the latest N.D.T. techniques and help keep fairgrounds and amusement park rides safe; utilising many years […]

A big welcome to two new members at Ultramag

A new CSWIP Welding Inspector joins the team and will work within the Welding Technology Department; bringing with him experience in the construction industry covering weld testing and NDT. We also welcome out newest Apprentice who has been enrolled onto the Non-Destructive Testing Operator Standard apprenticeship, with Skills Training U.K. as the Lead Provider and B.I.N.D.T. offering the End […]

Ultramag gain UKAS accreditation to ISO 17025 for Mechanical Testing

Ultramag have gained UKAS Accreditation to ISO 17025 for its Mechanical Testing processes. Already an UKAS Accredited to ISO 17020 and recently Appointed by B.E.I.S., as a Recognised Third Part Organisation (RTPO), we can now provide our own mechanical testing to weld procedure and welder qualification tests. Ultramag’s Managing Director said “It’s taken a while […]

Ultramag exhibiting at Seawork in Southampton this week.

We’re back exhibiting at Seawork in Southampton this week and present over the 3 days were the Managing Director, General Manager, NDT Manager and one of Ultramag’s young Apprentices’. Various items of test equipment were on show covering the inspection of composite materials; with plenty of interest in our testing and inspection capabilities and training […]