Croft Associates Limited

Croft Associates Limited

Croft Associates Limited

Croft specialise in the design, testing, licensing, supply and maintenance of packaging for the safe transportation of radioactive and nuclear materials. Our customers vary from small independent organisations, to major organisations in the UK and US nuclear industries. Through developing good working relationships with the Competent Authorities, Croft has developed extensive experience in producing cost effective package designs to meet the IAEA regulations, as well as the US Code of Federal Regulations, for the transport of radioactive materials. We have also obtained Competent Authority certification for these package designs.

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F4 Culham Science Centre , Abingdon , OX14 3DB Oxon United Kingdom
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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Manufacturing, Other
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Croft Associates Limited (Croft) specialises in all aspects of the packaging and transport of radioactive materials. Since establishment in 1980, Croft has developed an extensive range of packaging designs for standard products, and for customers' individual requirements.

Our customers are often governmental organisations and private companies in the nuclear materials and waste industries. In addition, research reactors, hospitals and medical equipment suppliers use our products to transport radioactive materials for medical applications.

All of Croft's designs meet the requirements of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency regulations for the safe transport of radioactive material. In the development of the packaging, from design, through testing, to the preparation of the safety documentation, Croft has gained considerable experience of obtaining certificates of approval from the UK and other Competent Authorities.

We use specialist sub-contract manufacturers for the fabrication of packaging, and we are experienced in all aspects of manufacture including project management, cost control and quality assurance.

The Croft Quality Management System (QMS and QA) covering all aspects of the design, manufacture, testing and licensing of packaging for radioactive materials is approved to ISO 9001:2000 and is audited by the British Standards Institution and the UK Competent Authority, the Department for Transport. The Quality Management System is approved by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

In addition to our UK centre at Oxfordshire, Croft has offices in the USA.

Croft is a company of professional Engineers and Scientists who collectively provide many years' experience of meeting transport packaging requirements for the nuclear industry.

Our technical team regularly provide input to technical committees that set UK industry standards and provide input when regulations are reviewed.

Our biggest asset is our people.

Croft have over 30 years' experience in consultancy, design, testing, maintenance and licensing of IP, Type A and Type B fissile and non-fissile packaging throughout the world. We have developed a range of over 50 standard products that continue to be supplied worldwide.

The company has a dedicated team of engineers covering design and licensing to ensure that all packages are covered by up-to-date certificates and supporting documentation.

We have been influential in the way radioactive materials have been packaged, transported and stored and through our innovative thinking we have had a significant effect on the way radioactive materials and radioactive waste are managed in the UK. This approach continues to provide unique solutions to package design and the way radioactive materials are managed.

Croft have supplied many thousands of all package types to many industries in the UK and worldwide.

Croft offers a full range of services in consultancy, design, testing, maintenance and licensing of IP, Type A and Type B fissile and non-fissile packaging throughout the world.

All our work is carried out under the control of Quality Management System procedures. The QA System is approved to ISO 9001 by BSI and NRC and covers all aspects of design, manufacture, testing, licensing and support services.

In addition to internal audits, the systems are regularly audited by approval bodies and by customers, which has given rise to a continuous improvement culture. The Quality Management System is approved by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.