Growing requirement for MRI shielding leads to company’s expansion

Increasing demand for shielding and protection has led Envirotect to increase its workforce by 50 per cent.  To meet orders for a copper shielding system for MRI scanners the company has recruited additional staff and production operatives.

Since introducing RF and magnetic shielding for MRI scanners three years ago Envirotect says it has put together an enthusiastic team to work on various MRI projects across the UK and Europe.

At the beginning of the year dedicated MRI contracts manager Howard Nutkins was appointed to work alongside MRI development manager Steve Rumble and MRI project coordinator Kevin York.  Nutkins has brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience gained while working in the healthcare industry for over 20 years.

With the uncertainty of preparing to leave the European Union, the MRI team has been focusing on reducing the industry’s reliance on imported products and components.  Envirotect uses purpose made components produced from high quality materials and each RF cage is designed and manufactured at its Bedfordshire facility to suit individual projects and site conditions.  The Made in Britain campaign marque can be found on all of its products.

Managing director Niven Smith said: “As a nation we need to become less reliant on goods and components from overseas and become self-sufficient.  I feel that leaving the EU will bring new circumstances and opportunities to British industry.”

The company has manufactured a range of radiation shielding products for CT, PETCT and general x-ray facilities for nearly two decades, along with made-to-measure radiation storage units and test cabinets.

It will be exhibiting at UKRCO on June 12-14.   

Editorial printed in the May issue of Rad Magazine.