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Croft team members Peter Cowan and Chris Shaw recently complete the IOSH ‘Managing Safely’ course run by Phoenix Health & Safety
Croft team members Peter Cowan and Chris Shaw recently complete the IOSH ‘Managing Safely’ course run by Phoenix Health & Safety

Congratulations to Croft team members Peter Cowan and Chris Shaw for completing the IOSH ‘Managing Safely’ course. The syllabus covered a broad spectrum of health & safety subjects which will help Croft control and reduce risks in all activities whether at our own facilities or whilst working on supplier/client sites. IOSH is an internationally recognised […]

Continue reading April 2024
Croft continues their support for the local foodbank with an Easter collection
Croft continues their support for the local foodbank with an Easter collection

Following the success of the Croft Christmas foodbank collection, the team came together once again to support the Abingdon Foodbank at Easter, providing a variety of urgently requested items and also some seasonal Easter chocolate. A big thank you also to Tesco Extra in Abingdon and Sainsbury’s Heyford Hill for their kind donations towards our […]

Continue reading April 2024
Croft congratulates Di Stringer on completing the RQF Level 3 qualification in Principles of Human Resource (HR) Practice
Croft congratulates Di Stringer on completing the RQF Level 3 qualification in Principles of Human Resource (HR) Practice

The course covered a number of units focusing on topics such as HR legislation, recruitment, induction processes and employee performance and engagement, all of which were assessed throughout the course duration.

Continue reading March 2024
Croft team member Chris Shaw successfully completes IICL Container Inspector Certification
Croft team member Chris Shaw successfully completes IICL Container Inspector Certification

Croft congratulates Chris on becoming a certified IICL Container Inspector. This certification provides Croft with the capability to carry out CSC inspections on its SAFTAINER® products and other IP-2 ISO freight containers on behalf of the industry. The certification further expands Croft’s capability and services with their long history of large IP-2 packagings for the […]

Continue reading March 2024
Croft successfully renews IKE Nuclear Assured Accreditation
Croft successfully renews IKE Nuclear Assured Accreditation

Croft is delighted to announce that we have been successful in renewing our Nuclear Assured accreditation, as awarded by the IKE Institute in partnership with NSAN. The Croft Team looks forward to continuing to develop and innovate in our commitment to excellence!

Continue reading March 2024
Croft will be exhibiting at the Waste Management Symposia 2024 (WM2024) to be held at the Phoenix Convention Centre, Phoenix, Arizona, 10-14 March.
Croft will be exhibiting at the Waste Management Symposia 2024 (WM2024) to be held at the Phoenix Convention Centre, Phoenix, Arizona, 10-14 March.

Our Technical Specialist, Adam McConaghy will be presenting the CALT10 Leakage Tester in the Technology & Innovation Demo Zone on Monday 11th March at 10:30am. We will also be exhibiting and would be delighted to see you at our stand (Booth 549) in the Exhibition Hall of the Phoenix Convention Centre. Please follow the link […]

Continue reading February 2024
RAMTrans 2024: Transport, Storage and Disposal of Radioactive Materials 15th-17th May, London. Get Earlybird tickets by 29th February
RAMTrans 2024: Transport, Storage and Disposal of Radioactive Materials 15th-17th May, London. Get Earlybird tickets by 29th February

This conference, supported by Croft Associates, is dedicated to all aspects of packaging for the transport, storage and disposal of radioactive and nuclear materials, providing an international forum for designers, operators, research organisations and regulators from around the world to share their expertise on successes and challenges. Plus, the conference dinner will take place at […]

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Croft engineers Robbie Britton and Jack Dingwall conduct successful weak link shear pin testing
Croft engineers Robbie Britton and Jack Dingwall conduct successful weak link shear pin testing

Robbie and Jack recently witnessed the testing of our latest shear pin design used in the tie down restraint system for a Type-B package. Several samples were initially placed under NCT loads, and then subsequently tested to failure. The testing was a resounding success with all of the samples not failing at NCT loads, and […]

Continue reading January 2024
Croft becomes a donor of The Didcot Powerhouse Fund
Croft becomes a donor of The Didcot Powerhouse Fund

Croft Associates Ltd has been looking for opportunities to increase our local community engagement, and after being introduced to the incredible work that The Didcot Powerhouse Fund has supported over the last year, Croft were keen to get involved. The Didcot Powerhouse Fund is a donor advised fund setup to tackle inequality and deprivation within […]

Continue reading January 2024
Croft supports local food bank during the Christmas period
Croft supports local food bank during the Christmas period

The Croft Team recently came together to support the local Abingdon Foodbank, providing food, toiletries and household items for their Christmas parcels. The donations were gratefully received and Croft looks forward to continuing to support the local community in 2024!

Continue reading December 2023
Croft is very pleased to welcome new starter Robert Petre as Quality Assurance Manager
Croft is very pleased to welcome new starter Robert Petre as Quality Assurance Manager

Croft welcomes Robert Petre to our expanding Team. Robert is a qualified lead auditor with comprehensive knowledge of quality management systems, gained in high technology manufacturing industries. Robert successfully led the transition from ISO 9001 certification to AS9100D in his previous company. Robert joins the Croft team to lead upon the development of our QMS […]

Continue reading December 2023
Croft team members Jack, Markos, Robbie and Abbie complete their APM PFQ
Croft team members Jack, Markos, Robbie and Abbie complete their APM PFQ

Croft congratulates Jack, Markos, Robbie and Abbie on completing their APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ). This introductory course to project management will provide an excellent stepping stone for supporting the successful delivery of future projects within the business.

Continue reading November 2023
Croft Associates 40th Anniversary celebrated by the Croft Team
Croft Associates 40th Anniversary celebrated by the Croft Team

As part of Croft Associates’ 40th Anniversary year, the Croft Team came together to celebrate this significant milestone! Founded in 1980, Croft has been successful in developing the business through our range of products and customer relations, supporting our employees with their own personal career development, and forming a cohesive team that can deliver innovative […]

Continue reading November 2023
RAMTrans 2024 announce abstract deadline extension to 31st December 2023.
RAMTrans 2024 announce abstract deadline extension to 31st December 2023.

RAMTrans have announced an extension to the abstract submission deadline until 31st December 2023. Further information on the RAMTrans 2024 conference can be found here: RAMTrans 2024

Continue reading November 2023
Croft Project Assistant Abbie attends APM WiPM Conference
Croft Project Assistant Abbie attends APM WiPM Conference

Abbie represented Croft Associates at APM’s Women in Project Management Conference 2023 held in London. The conference covered key topics including menopause, burnout and stress management which can affect women of all ages working within project management. Environmental and sustainability challenges were also discussed in the context of project management, and how we may be […]

Continue reading November 2023
Croft is very pleased to welcome new starter Anna Bazylakova as Manufacturing Technician
Croft is very pleased to welcome new starter Anna Bazylakova as Manufacturing Technician

Croft welcomes Anna Bazylakova to our expanding Manufacturing Team. Anna is a professional Process Development Engineer with a comprehensive knowledge of high precision mechanical systems and lasers.  Anna has 10 years of laser micromachining experience in industrial technology manufacturing; including laser micromachining, optical fibre processing, CAD/ CAM programming and development of samples for customers worldwide. […]

Continue reading November 2023
Mark Johnson, Guy Longman and Abbie Johnson complete NSAN’s Triple Bar Nuclear Manufacturing course
Mark Johnson, Guy Longman and Abbie Johnson complete NSAN’s Triple Bar Nuclear Manufacturing course

Mark, Guy and Abbie have completed NSAN’s Triple Bar Nuclear Manufacturing (TBNM) course which covers understanding of the nuclear industry’s compliance requirements, and the consequences which can occur if not followe

Continue reading October 2023
Croft Senior Engineer, Jack Dingwall recently gained his CEng MiMechE qualification
Croft Senior Engineer, Jack Dingwall recently gained his CEng MiMechE qualification

Croft is pleased to congratulate Jack on achieving Chartered Engineer status through the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. This is a fantastic achievement which recognises Jack’s hard work and dedication to his profession.

Continue reading October 2023
Congratulations to Jack Dingwall on completing the Oxford Half Marathon. Croft was very happy to sponsor Jack in this endeavour in support of Prostate Cancer UK
Congratulations to Jack Dingwall on completing the Oxford Half Marathon. Croft was very happy to sponsor Jack in this endeavour in support of Prostate Cancer UK

We are pleased to announce that Jack successfully completed the Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday 15th October in a time of 2hrs 25 minutes. Jack’s endeavours raised the fantastic sum of £1030 on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK

Continue reading October 2023
Croft is very pleased to welcome new starters – Guy Longman, Licensing Manager and Thomas Stokes, Manufacturing Technician
Croft is very pleased to welcome new starters – Guy Longman, Licensing Manager and Thomas Stokes, Manufacturing Technician

Croft welcomes Guy Longman Licensing Manager and Thomas Stokes, Manufacturing Technician to our expanding Licensing and Manufacturing Teams.   Guy is a degree qualified Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over fifteen years of experience within the Nuclear Industry. A wide variety of project experience that includes concept design and feasibility studies of new/existing plant, commissioning and operation […]

Continue reading September 2023
Croft are thrilled to announce our sponsorship of RAMTrans 2024
Croft are thrilled to announce our sponsorship of RAMTrans 2024

We look forward to supporting RAMTrans 2024 (15-17 May 2024) as a Silver sponsor. Further information about the event can be found here RAMTrans 2024

Continue reading September 2023
Croft Team finish 2nd place at Loose Cannon Brewery Quiz
Croft Team finish 2nd place at Loose Cannon Brewery Quiz

Croft competed in the Quiz at Loose Cannon Brewery.  No nuclear-related questions but still managed to finish joint 2nd with a score of 95/100.  Great Team effort!

Continue reading June 2023
Croft will be presenting papers and exhibiting at PATRAM22 International Symposium on the Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials to be held at Juan-Les-Pins, Antibes, French Riviera, 11-15 June
Croft will be presenting papers and exhibiting at PATRAM22 International Symposium on the Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials to be held at Juan-Les-Pins, Antibes, French Riviera, 11-15 June

Croft will be presenting the following papers in Technical Session 056 Leak Testing / Containment 2 on Thursday 15th June, 8am – 9.40am: We will also be exhibiting and would be delighted to see you at our stand in the Exhibition Hall of the Antipolis Palais des Congres. https://www.patram.org/

Continue reading May 2023
Croft welcomes Katherine Robson, Finance Manager to our Finance Team
Croft welcomes Katherine Robson, Finance Manager to our Finance Team

Katherine will be responsible for managing the finance function within Croft as well as supporting the HR department. After leaving school at 18, Katherine took on an apprenticeship at an accountancy firm, completing both her AAT and Chartered ACA exams. Following on from her 10 years in practice, she decided to make the move into […]

Continue reading February 2023
Croft Principal Engineer, Adam McConaghy recently passed the ASNT Basic and Method exams and achieved ASNT NDT Level III certification
Croft Principal Engineer, Adam McConaghy recently passed the ASNT Basic and Method exams and achieved ASNT NDT Level III certification

Croft Principal Engineer, Adam McConaghy, who is the company lead upon package leak testing, recently passed the ASNT Basic and Method exams and achieved ASNT NDT Level III certification. This significant milestone, which follows Adam’s recent award of Chartered Engineer status, presently makes Adam one of very few engineers within the UK to hold ASNT Level III Leak Testing certification.

Continue reading November 2022
Croft attends Sellafield procurement event at Haydock
Croft attends Sellafield procurement event at Haydock

Croft Associates recently attended the Sellafield procurement event at Haydock, consisting of a number of modules relevant to sustainable supply chain procurement. The content was well received and has provided further guidance to Croft Associates, particularly with respect to ongoing work programs related to carbon mapping, sustainable procurement and environmental monitoring.

Continue reading November 2022
Croft to offer new Package Testing Consultancy Service
Croft to offer new Package Testing Consultancy Service

Croft have just completed the initial phase of package testing consultancy services at one of our valued clients premises, utilising our extensive knowledge of testing to expediate qualification of customer specified Type A packages. This is a new consultancy service offered by Croft, which has now undergone a successful market introduction such that this service […]

Continue reading February 2022
Croft Associates is seeking to expand our capability
Croft Associates is seeking to expand our capability

Croft Associates, as a successful Oxfordshire based SME is seeking to expand our capability.  A key strategic area we are interested in developing further is our capability with regards to the licensing of our transport packages.  This technically challenging, and critical discipline is fundamental to our ability to support our successful product range, and the extensive international operations of our numerous clients; many of whom operate in fields of national significance, such as radiopharmaceuticals, nuclear decommissioning and defence.

Continue reading February 2022
Croft Associates have just launched a further manufacturing campaign for a significant tranche of 3979 LS Safkegs
Croft Associates have just launched a further manufacturing campaign for a significant tranche of 3979 LS Safkegs

Croft Associates have just launched a further manufacturing campaign for a significant tranche of 3979 LS Safkegs in response to further increased demand from our clients in the radiopharmaceutical industry. 

Continue reading February 2022
Croft meet major milestone with the completed assembly of the initial 4087A Safkeg prototype
Croft meet major milestone with the completed assembly of the initial 4087A Safkeg prototype

This is a new larger Safkeg within the Croft range of packagings, successfully developed and manufactured during the challenging environment of the last 18 months. In particular thanks to our principal manufacturing partners JGC Engineering and Oxford Engineering for the timely completion of manufacture.

Continue reading August 2021
Croft completes the detailed design analysis of a new large cavity Safkeg Type B(U)F packaging design
Croft completes the detailed design analysis of a new large cavity Safkeg Type B(U)F packaging design

Work has now commenced on prototype manufacture with regulatory test programme scheduled for Q4 2021.

Continue reading December 2020
Croft completes Safshield 2773D Type B(U) packaging design development for the repatriation of Cs-137 sources.
Croft completes Safshield 2773D Type B(U) packaging design development for the repatriation of Cs-137 sources.

The application has now been submitted to the UK regulator with the license expected to be issued in Q1 2021.

Continue reading October 2020
Safkeg HS 3977A – Croft completes the third production run of HS Safkegs for the shipment of Mo-99 for use in nuclear medicine procedures
Safkeg HS 3977A – Croft completes the third production run of HS Safkegs for the shipment of Mo-99 for use in nuclear medicine procedures
Continue reading April 2019
Safkeg HS Design No. 3977A receives validations from the US DOT and Belgium FANC validations against NRC Certificate No. 9338
Safkeg HS Design No. 3977A receives validations from the US DOT and Belgium FANC validations against NRC Certificate No. 9338
Continue reading March 2019
Safkeg HS Design No. 3977A receives 5 year NRC approval for transport of Mo99
Safkeg HS Design No. 3977A receives 5 year NRC approval for transport of Mo99

For the full list of approved contents, chemical forms and approved limits please see the attached NRC Certificate No. 9338. Certificate No. 9338 for 3977A Package.

Continue reading March 2019
Croft 2896 Saftainer enables Magnox’s Nuclear Materials Transport Project to reach a significant milestone by safely shipping 1000 Concrete Lined Drums from Harwell to Sellafield
Croft 2896 Saftainer enables Magnox’s Nuclear Materials Transport Project to reach a significant milestone by safely shipping 1000 Concrete Lined Drums from Harwell to Sellafield

The CLDs are shipped in the Croft designed, and supplied, 2896 Saftainers, modified to ensure safe handling of the CLDs. Croft have provided continued support and maintenance to enable this milestone to be reached. Working with the Magnox Project Manager to ensure minimal disruption to scheduled shipments. We look forward to continuing to support Magnox for the remaining 1300 CLDs.

Continue reading March 2019
Croft completes supply of 4 new Safshield 2773A packages for the shipment of bulk Co-60 sources for medical applications
Croft completes supply of 4 new Safshield 2773A packages for the shipment of bulk Co-60 sources for medical applications
Continue reading February 2019

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