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Creating game-changing engineering solutions

Headquartered in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, the Group’s objective is to create game changing advanced material solutions for its blue chip customer base.

Founded in 2010, Versarien utilises proprietary technology to create innovative new engineering solutions that are capable of having a game-changing impact on a broad variety of industry sectors.

Versarien HeadquartersVersarien have already gained considerable industry recognition and received a number of high profile awards, including the London 2012 UKTI Startup Games Overall Winner, 2013 Racecar Engineering Magazine’s Most Innovative Product Award, 2012 MWP Advanced Manufacturing Award for Research and Development and 2012 HP Smart Business Award for Manufacturing Innovation.

In June 2013, Versarien floated on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. Following this, the Company acquired leading manufacturer of tungsten carbide products, Total Carbide, thereby expanding its production capabilities to meet growing customer demand. Versarien is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

Versarien Products

VersarienCu is a family of copper open-celled metallic foams, of varying porosity and pore size, which act as the primary heat exchange element between the heat source within a device and the heat transfer medium, such as the cooling fluid. The three-dimensional nature of the Group’s materials gives rise to extraordinarily high surface area per unit volume and new levels of cell inter-connectivity – a feature which yields excellent thermal conductivity and increased convection – so any physical process that requires surface area will likely benefit from metallic foams.

Versarien Research and development

The Group is developing further products and applications of the Lost Carbonate Sintering (“LCS”) process as a result of its existing commercial relationships and will continue to support the University of Liverpool in its work with porous metal technologies. Furthermore, the Company aims to continue to develop the intellectual property from the University of Liverpool collaboration agreement, while building a wider portfolio of IP by engaging with its academic partners, including the University of Salford and the University of Birmingham, together with the University of Liverpool, and the Technology Strategy Board.

Versarien Board Members

Neill Ricketts - Chief Executive Officer
Will Battrick - Chief Technical Officer
Christopher Leigh - Chief Financial Officer
Ian Balchin - Non-executive Chairman
David (Jeremy) Veasey - Non-Executive Director

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  • Versarien plc Continue to attract large blue-chip companies - 13th December 2019
  • INTERVIEW: Plenty of opportunity for confident Versarien - 19th July 2019
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien – Why more and more companies want to get involved - 7th December 2018
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc From 1 to 24 deals within weeks - 20th July 2018
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien plc Revenues up 167% and Significant Interest - 29th November 2017
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien PLC Israel Aerospace Industries Collaboration Major Milestone - 31st October 2017
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc Substantial enquiries from very large blue chip companies - 3rd July 2017
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc Managing expectations with some very large customers - 22nd March 2017
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc Expect Great ROI for Institutions and Private Investors - 6th March 2017
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc Fundraising £1 million to scale up graphene manufacturing capabilities - 3rd March 2017
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc Resources now extend to Europe, US and Far East - 17th February 2017
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc Starting to accelerate since last quarter - 9th February 2017
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc Fern Plastic Products deal one of many to come - 20th December 2016
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc Receive single largest order in UK for graphene to date - 29th November 2016
  • Versarien Plc Fantastic opportunity for the business - 28th October 2016
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc Gain massive advantage with NGI collaboration - 14th October 2016
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc Lots of opportunities to persue - 26th July 2016
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc – Some really exciting customers in the pipeline - 21st July 2016
  • Versarien Plc Making Great Progress and Expecting Exciting News - 23rd June 2016
  • INTERVIEW: Versarien Plc CEO on Absolute Engineering Agreement - 15th June 2016
  • Versarien Plc CEO Interview on MOU with Bromley Technologies - 12th May 2016
  • Versarien Plc CEO Neill Ricketts Developing graphene enhanced batteries - 21st April 2016
  • Versarien Plc CEO says 2016 to be a very exciting year for the company - 7th April 2016
  • Versarien PLC CEO Neill Ricketts Interim Results Interview - 10th December 2015
  • Versarien Plc Neill Ricketts and Chris Leigh Interview on Great Results - 21st July 2015
  • Versarien Plc Interview with CEO Neill Rickets on MOU with Haydale - 14th July 2015
  • Haydale Graphene Industries CEO Ray Gibbs Interview on Collaboration with Versarien Plc - 13th July 2015
  • Haydale Graphene Industries & Versarien PLC Interview on Nano Korea - 7th July 2015