Our laboratory was established by Mr George Lambert in 1946 to support Hayes Metal Refineries Ltd (HMR) in its production of non-ferrous foundry alloys.

George or “Mr Copper”, as he was known within the local Foundry industry, believed strongly in using new analytical techniques and technologies to aid in the production of high quality foundry alloys – certified non-ferrous ingots that were unmatched in post-World War Two New Zealand.

George’s commitment to quality and analytical excellence lives on at the core of everything we do!