We create and deliver game-changing Materials Technologies enabling you to develop the products of the future, enhance your competitive advantage and market position, supported by our world-leading Testing, Analysis & Characterization laboratories, our Product Optimization team and our Certification & Assurance division.

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Queens Road, Penkhull, , Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire ST4 7LQ United Kingdom


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Business Type:
Consulting firm
Industry Type:
Analytical Services
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Ceram is a global expert in materials testing, analysis and consultancy, providing customised solutions that can help you to measurably improve performance and profitability through safer, regulatory-compliant and better-engineered products.

Setting new standards in materials testing, our experts work as extensions of our clients' teams, applying their expertise and capabilities to a wide range of sectors, including:

  • aerospace & defence
  • automotive & transport
  • construction
  • consumer & retail
  • electronics
  • energy & environment
  • healthcare
  • materials manufacturing
  • minerals
  • refractories

Headquartered in Staffordshire, UK, with laboratories and offices around the world, Ceram employs a team of research and product development professionals who are involved in physical and chemical materials testing, research, process engineering, product design and failure analysis.

We are a UKAS accredited testing laboratory (No. 0013) in the UK and have Ceram-approved laboratories around the world.

Independence - we are not aligned to any organisation so you can be sure that you'll receive impartial testing, analysis and consultancy - a must if you need to conform to legislation, control quality and support product marketing claims.

Confidentiality - everything we do with you is completely confidential.  If you prefer, we can set up a Non-Disclosure Agreement between us before we commence any work on your behalf.

Quality - our clients tell us time and again that the quality of our testing and consultancy services is what makes us stand out from the crowd - you can trust the accuracy of the test results and the quality of the service that we deliver.

Added value - our testing, analysis and consultancy add value to your product or service.  We price all of our services competitively, providing cost-effective solutions should you need routine testing, problem-solving analysis or materials development consultancy.

Speed of service - we know that, for your business, time is often of the essence.  That's why we provide a quick turnaround service on all the testing that we offer.  Prompt results that are right first time.

Expertise - many years of trade have seen us building our knowledge base and know-how across a wide range of industries.  We pride ourselves on the materials experts and scientists that work at Ceram - as well as being highly qualified, they also have the hands-on practical experience that makes them renowned professionals in their own field.

Technology - constantly evolving, we make sure that we keep up-to-date with the latest technology, ensuring that our equipment is state-of-the-art and our laboratories are world-class facilities.

Global presence - we know that location is important to our customers, that's why we have approved laboratories and technical experts based around the world. From the US to the Far East, we are there to offer our materials expertise.

Innovative - we are always pushing to be at the forefront of the leading technologies, the most current industry developments and the latest products and services.  That's why we invest in our own R&D, regularly get involved in public-funded projects and work with our clients to keep them at the forefront of innovation and ahead of their competitors.