Aluminium Casthouse Technologies, ACT Ltd, a newly formed associate Company of MQP Ltd, began operating in January 2019. Initially it will provide the aluminum industry with the well-established casthouse products, Refinal fused fluxes and BatchPilot automated furnace weight measuring equipment previously supplied by MQP. This will enable MQP to focus solely upon providing aluminium casthouses with high performance Optifine grain refiners.

ACT has worldwide coverage with technical personnel, agents and distributors ready to provide product information, technical help and back up service.


The management team at ACT consists of accomplished professionals in aluminium technology and complementary disciplines.
Several team members, like John Courtenay, were previously employed in senior roles within the Foseco organisation namely, Barry Lightfoot, UK Sales Manager and ACT’s Finance Director, Clive Johnson.


The Company’s guiding philosophy from inception has been to develop and introduce innovative technology for casthouses worldwide with the overall aim of improving quality and reducing operating costs. The formation of close partnerships with suppliers and key customers has always been fundamental to the pursuit of this strategy.

A measure of the Company’s success is the extent to which the product portfolio has developed and grown since its formation and the Company’s status and involvement in the worldwide aluminium casthouse industry.

ACT is fully committed to actively supporting the industry by working alongside their personnel on casthouse projects. ACT also continues to be involved closely with academic and industrial research establishments in sponsoring innovative projects related to casthouse technology and bringing the results into the industry.