Tenmat ltd

Tenmat ltd

TENMAT is a leading manufacturer of advanced materials and components with over 100 years of experience. The diversified product range includes wear parts and bearings, engineering ceramics, high temperature resistant materials, hard metals, and passive fire protection solutions. The company’s headquarters is situated in Trafford Park Manchester UK where the first composite engineering components were created at the turn of the twentieth century. The TENMAT group is a multinational corporation with presence in the United States of America, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany and Italy as well as a global network of vendors and distributors. TENMAT is fully committed to technical excellence through heavy investment in ongoing research and development. TENMAT has extensive in-house technical resources to develop innovative and high quality products.

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Ashburton Road West, Trafford Park , Manchester , M17 1RU United Kingdom

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Our unrivalled innovation and technical expertise has consistently led to the development of various industry standard products. TENMAT’s main focus is on extending the performance characteristics of existing product ranges and taking the company forward into totally new and exciting growth areas such as advanced passive fire protection materials and hard metals.

TENMAT has a clear mission statement:

To be one of the world’s leading companies in the manufacture and supply of differentiated high performance engineering materials and components.

In order for TENMAT to achieve this objective our relationship with our customers is of paramount importance. Outstanding service, unsurpassed quality and a commitment to excellence are hallmarks of our Customer Service Department. TENMAT’s goal is to provide a complete service, from material selection to component delivery while developing a long term working relationships with our clients.


At TENMAT, we strongly believe that it takes exceptional people to invent, design and create the outstanding products necessary to constantly exceed industry standards and meet the demands of our customers’ challenging applications. Our highly skilled workforce is essential to TENMAT’s success, and through significant investment in recruitment, training, and personal development we continue to strengthen our position as one of the leading developers and manufacturers of advanced materials and components.


TENMAT’s diversified range of exceptional materials and components includes composite wear parts and bearing materials, high temperature resistant materials, engineering ceramics, hard metals, and passive fire protection solutions.


As a result of TENMAT‘s engineering expertise and strong tradition of innovation, many of our products are market leaders in terms of wear performance and extreme temperature resistance. TENMAT‘s advanced materials view advanced materials combine high strength with excellent wear characteristics and durability, delivering exceptional performance in even the most demanding applications.

100 Years and Counting

The TENMAT Story

The TENMAT success story began more than 100 years ago in Trafford Park, one of the first planned industrial estates in the world and still the largest of its kind in Europe.

It has been here at TENMAT, where some of the world’s first non-asbestos composite materials were developed, manufactured and supplied around the globe.

Since the 1990’s the company has experienced unparalleled growth, expanding to become a multinational corporation with presence in the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, the USA, Germany, and France.

In 2006 TENMAT acquired Railko Ltd., further strengthening its leading position in the rail and marine markets.

Today, TENMAT is part of Diamorph AB and employs over 300 people worldwide in the manufacturing and distribution of technically advanced materials and components.

To meet tomorrow’s needs for innovative solutions, TENMAT operates a state-of-the-art in-house R&D laboratory and continuously develops highest quality products.

You can count on TENMAT to deliver the next generation of advanced materials for the world’s most demanding applications.

In-House Manufacturing

State-of-the-Art Manufacturing for High-Quality Customisation

Our in-house production facilities in Manchester, England are equipped with the most modern machinery to ensure the highest standards of quality for every one of our products. From standard items to bespoke products, from semi-finished goods to fully machined components, TENMAT offers the full solution to any customer requirement.

TENMAT has built its reputation as the leading global manufacturer and supplier of safety-critical engineering components through its proven manufacturing excellence. Alongside an ISO 9001:2008 accreditation covering everything from procurement to manufacturing and despatch, it is our continual improvement and investment in manufacturing processes and equipment which means that TENMAT is able to meet the challenges of worldwide industry.

Innovations made in Manchester

TENMAT’s position as a top-tier manufacturer is built upon our ability to problem solve through ingenuity and development of innovative materials. Our fully-equipped in-house Research & Development Centre continues to be a driving force in TENMAT’s success, and it is here where new materials are developed, designed, and tested. Our 20-person strong Technical (R&D) department is home to a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment, providing the crucial foundation for cutting-edge research.

TENMAT’s belief in exceptional people is highlighted through the fact that over half of our Technical Department holds a Ph.D. or other advanced technical degree.

In 2012 and 2013 TENMAT‘s commitment to the development and continuous improvement of high quality products and materials was recognised with the prestigious Queen’s Awards.