On the 22nd of October 2015 Dupré Minerals Ltd. (Dupré) acquired the assets, order book and intellectual property along with the trade marks of Silvaperl Vermiculite which was a product line within Westland Horticulture Ltd. On the same day Hoben International Ltd. (Hoben) acquired the assets, order book and intellectual property along with the trade marks of Silvaperl Perlite which was another product line within Westland Horticulture Ltd. Both Dupré Minerals and Hoben International are wholly owned subsidiaries of Goodwin PLC.
Dupré and Hoben specialise in the manufacture, processing and distribution of industrial minerals including vermiculite, perlite, expanded clays, silica, cristobalite and a range of other refractory products and we will continue to manufacture the Silvaperl product range at our facilities based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.
Dupré has integrated the Silvaperl Vermiculite product range into its existing Micafil vermiculite product range manufactured in Newcastle under Lyme. These products will be sold directly into the market by Dupré. Whilst Hoben will manufacture the perlite products in Derbyshire, Dupré will sell and distribute the perlite products on behalf of Hoben. The contact details for Dupré can be found at the bottom of this page.
A supply agreement has been reached with Westland Horticulture Ltd. and they have been granted the exclusive distribution rights for Silvaperl products into the horticultural retail market sector. All other market sectors will be supplied directly by Dupré .
We would like to take this opportunity to assure all customers that the product range will be manufactured according to the highest quality standards under the ISO 9001 accreditation which is in place at both manufacturing locations and we are making every effort to ensure the smooth transition of the supply of products as we relocate the manufacturing facilities.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON EACH OF THE SILVAPERL PRODUCTS CAN BE ACCESSED BY CLICKING ON THE RELEVANT PRODUCT SECTOR BELOW: