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April 6, 2020



In an effort to be as socially responsible as we can, GRE have made the decision to close our factory – effective immediately – for the duration of the current lockdown. At things stand, we anticipate returning to work on Tuesday 14th April.

We have spent the last week planning and preparing for this and do not anticipate any major problems or delays in any orders at this time. Our workforce, who are primary concern, are aware of the impact this will have on business and are all motivated to do their utmost on their return to get us back up to speed.

We will contact our customers directly to provide order-specific updates throughout the shutdown.

Most of our non-production staff will be working from home, and the office phone will be diverted to our mobiles, so do please continue to get in touch by phone or email at any time should you have any questions or concerns – we are still fully available during the lockdown.

Everyone has been taking and will continue to take the usual precautions and following current government advice. This will continue on our return to the factory, ensuring that we keep our staff healthy and minimise impact on our business in this strange time.

We will continue to act quickly and decisively as the situation develops.

As mentioned, we will keep you regularly updated, but please don’t hesitate to call either Steve Alford (Commercial Director +44 7568 744584) or Richard Booth (Managing Director +44 7736 390434) if you would like to discuss anything further.

In the meantime, we trust you are understanding of our approach and hope that you can make the most of this unorthodox pause in life. Stay at home if you can, but most of all, stay safe.

Finally, a big ‘thank you’ to all keyworkers, whatever you do, wherever you are – your efforts are sincerely appreciated.

Richard Booth
Kelvin Long
Steve Alford
GRE Ltd.

March 10, 2020

Destined for outer space

Destined for outer space, this liquid nitrogen jacket will house delicate instrumentation – here it’s being thermally cycled for the first time, to ensure structural rigidity at different temperatures

Another heavy-duty chiller set for delivery today! When fitted, it will be an integral part of a client’s vacuum deposition system. We design chillers for all types of industrial processes, so please do get in touch if you have specific need – we’d love to hear from you.

Stuart is pictured here construction one of our 89kW chillers for use in the vacuum deposition industry. Shipped all around the globe and designed for 24 hour continuous operation, this range of chillers is ultra-robust.

GRE are proud to have been selected to provide a cryogenic cooling system for Tokamak Energy. Here, the main component is being squeezed into the Tokamak hall.

January 24, 2020

No part, no problem!

No part, no problem! With in house machining capabilities, we are able to make or modify most things to ensure a perfect fit or operation. Here, Dave is trimming .25mm from a part to get a snug seal.

January 15, 2020


We’re delighted to congratulate Natalie, one of our longest-serving engineers on attaining her Chartered Engineering status – a wonderful qualification that will provide yet more assurance to our clients, as to the quality of our work here at GRE – CONGRATULATIONS NATALIE !

GRE’s production apprentice making the most of some winter sunshine whilst assembling one of nearly 100 vacuum chamber thermal panels.

In addition to winning the ‘Small Business of the year’ award, we were also finalists for the Exporter of the Year and Apprentice Development award in the 2019 Western Morning News South West Business Awards

December 8, 2019

Thermally cycled test panel

A great image of one of our test panels being thermally cycled (heated, then cooled to test its mechanical integrity during expansion and contraction) – at the time of the photograph, it was around minus 190°c!