Supporting our customers to create safe working environments

At MGF, we provide excavation safety solutions to the construction industry, including shoring, trench sheet piles, safety equipment and pipe stoppers.


We are proud to design, develop and manufacture our entire range of shoring equipment in-house. It allows us to provide in-depth product knowledge, flexibility to meet demand and the ability to undertake bespoke manufacture to meet the most complex of requirements.


Ben Achieves IEng Status

Congratulations to Design Engineer Ben Gorrill on his recent achievement of IEng status with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Achieving an Incorporate Engineer status (IEng) gives experienced engineers recognition for their expertise and hard work, a fantastic achievement and career stepping stone.       Lee Womersley, MGF Design Manager commented: ‘This is a huge milestone in Ben's career that showcases his competence and experience in the industry. Ben can now use the letters IEng MICE after his name, all the hard work has paid off!’ Ben began his career in Engineering after graduating from the University of Manchester in 2012 when he was employed ...


MGF Win RoSPA Gold Medal Award

MGF are thrilled to have achieved a Gold Medal (5 consecutive Golds) in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education. For MGF this is an impressive award in recognition of our practices and achievements in helping our staff and customers get home safely at the ...


MGF Sponsor Tour De Manc 2018 #allforcharity

MGF are delighted to be sponsoring the Tour De Manc cycling event for the 2nd year running on Sunday 6th May 2018. Tour De Manc is a non-profit brand and raises incredible funds for registered charities, as well as encouraging cycling inclusivity (enabling para-cyclists, women, and children). This year, the headline charities are The Haematology and Transplant Support Charity (HATS), Forever Manchester and The Booth Centre. See the full list of supporting charities. The charity has no employees and all the hard work is organised on a voluntary basis, deducting only necessary costs (such as event insurance and marketing ...


Steve Hesketh Receives FICE

Part of the ICE membership, becoming a fellow demonstrates the peak of an engineer’s profession. Fellowship recognises senior level of knowledge, ability, experience and contribution to the engineering community. The prestigious accreditation can demand other values, including expertise in niche technical subjects, engaging in engineering education and training, or playing a part in changing policy for the sector. Steve is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over 33 years’ experience in Civil Engineering Design and Construction gained with major contractors including Amec, Kvaerner and Bechtel. He has been the Engineering Director at MGF since 2005, responsible for all matters technical ...


New College Durham Student Joins MGF

After taking on an apprentice from New College Durham back in 2015, MGF invited students from the college for an open day in January of 2018. The four students, who all studied Fabrication and Welding Level 2 or Level 3, were hosted by the yard foreman Ger Hallahan and other staff members at MGF’s Durham depot. The day began with an overview of MGF before changing into PPE and being introduced to the workshop. Experienced welder, Richard Hall, had prepared welding equipment and demonstrated real damage repairs, with an emphasis on how safety critical the work they carry out is. They ...


Latest News

MGF Launch the 3500kN Hydraulic Strut

Following the successful launch of the T700 Brace, MGF’s latest addition to the fleet is the highest capacity, double acting fully hydraulic strut available to the market.

MGF have developed a 3500kN hydraulic strut to be combined
with 600 and 1000 series components to brace either the 406UC Brace, T700 Brace
or concrete structures and capping beams, whilst being compatible with existing

Being ideal for Major Projects, the 3500kN allows for
On: 29 Apr, 2019 By: MGF

MGF Achieve 6th RoSPA Gold

We are delighted to announce that MGF have again achieved a Gold Medal Award with RoSPA – after achieving 6 consecutive Golds.
The internationally-renowned Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK, receiving entries from organisations around the world. RoSPA recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
RoSPA say their vision of ‘life, free from serious accidental injury’ is drawn from respect for ...

On: 5 Apr, 2019 By: MGF

MGF Maintain All Standards with ISOQAR

We are pleased to announce that following our re-certification audits with UKAS accredited body ISOQAR, MGF have maintained all standards for Quality, Environment and Health and Safety, where no non-conformances were raised (BS EN ISO 9001:2015, BS EN ISO 14001:2015, BS OHSAS 18001:2007).
2019 marks the 9th year from first introducing ISO standards into MGF. All 3 standards are internationally recognised and are regarded as the leading standards to adhere to in demonstrating commitment and compliance in SHEQ to all ...

On: 26 Mar, 2019 By: MGF

MGF Launch T700 Brace

MGF is delighted to introduce the industry’s strongest modular hydraulic bracing system – the T700 Brace.
To improve our current product offering and to enable larger, clear spans than previously achievable, our Research and Development team and our Major Projects team worked together to develop a new stronger bracing system. As tanks are getting bigger and excavations getting deeper, the requirement for such a system was increasing.
The new T700 Brace System is fully compatible with existing MGF heavy duty ...

On: 11 Mar, 2019 By: MGF

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