About Us | Eclipse Magnetics
Work Smart with Magnets

100 Years of Magnetic Innovation

With 100 years of experience in the design and manufacture of high performance magnetic systems, we supply critical  magnetic equipment to some of the leading names in the most demanding industries. We are firmly established as a leading manufacturer and supplier of magnets and magnetic equipment.  

Providing Competitive Edge with Magnetic Technology

You too can "Work Smart with Magnets", our business is making a difference to your business by applying magnetic technology. With our unrivalled magnetic products portfolio and wealth of expertise we can drive competitive edge into your business by reducing costs, increasing operational efficiency, improving safety or environmental benefits with magnetic innovation.

From simple everyday workshop challenges to complex hi-tech OEM projects, our magnets provide the solution. Our magnetic technology is applied in numerous sectors including Automotive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Food Processing, Precision Engineering, Pharmaceutical Processing, Oil & Gas, Steel and OEM Automation projects. As a leading UK magnet supplier, our magnets and magnetic products are also stocked by some of the world's largest industrial products distribution outlets.

In addition to the products highlighted on this website we have specialist divisions for Oil & Gas pipeline projects (Ultrafiltrex)and energy efficient heating system products (Boilermag) to serve those markets.  

Group Strength - A Spear & Jackson Group Company

We are part of the world renowned Spear & Jackson Group. With a 250 year history, the Spear & Jackson Group is now a multi-national organization with divisions covering garden tools, Bowers Group metrology equipment, Robert Sorby woodworking tools and as well as magnetics. 

Trade Associations

In order to keep up with the latest developments in our key market sectors we are pleased to be members of distinguished trade associations: MTA , GTMA , SHAPA

We are accredited to the Made in Sheffield  scheme and are approved members of the "Made in Britain" scheme. This enables us to carry the prestigious Made in Britain and Made in Sheffield trademarks on our UK manufactured products, both of which are widely accepted as  symbols of quality and reliability. 


Magnet Production 100 years ago

The Eclipse Magnetics story so far...

Eclipse Magnetics has a rich history as a pioneer in applying magnetic technology to the challenges of industry. We began life as part of the James Neill Steel Company in 1889 producing composite steel for hacksaw blades. In 1914 we were approached by the British government to produce magnets for engines to support the war effort – and so the magnetic journey began.

After the war we continued to produce magnets under the Eclipse brand and in 1934 invented the worlds’ first permanent magnetic chuck. The late 1940’s saw the launch of the, now world famous, Eclipse Magnetics “Red” range of magnets and pot magnets, this range was later to be extended to include a range of magnetic tools. 


Sheffield Manufacturing

In 1960 a Premier range of magnetic chucks was launched, firmly establishing Eclipse as the world leader in workholding systems.

The 1990’s saw major expansion with the establishment of our Magnetic Technologies division and the acquisition of Magnacut Ltd, a magnet materials processing company. These developments paved the way for the launch of our range of magnetic separation systems in the mid 1990’s, which today set the benchmark for quality and reliability. In 2005 we unveiled another ground-breaking development, our high intensity range of industrial filters was launched and set new performance standards in industrial fluid filtration.

In 2006, we moved our operation to new modern facilities in Sheffield, which is the current site of our head office and technical centre.

In 2012, we diversified into the plumbing sector by using magnetic expertise to launch the BoilerMag range of magnetic heating system filters. 2017 saw further investment in magnetic techonology as we launched our specialist Ultrafiltrex  divison for oil and gas black powder filtration systems.

The company has seen great change since 1889 but the core values of innovation, quality and customer focus remain central to the company success. 

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Years of Experience, Helping Industries Thrive

22K +

Tonnes of Sugar Our Magnets Protected Safely Everyday

3m +

Litres of Fuel Our Magnetic Filtration Systems Clean Every Day

100 +

Countries Globally We Export Goods & Services To

Unrivalled Product Range & Worldwide Support

Our head office and technical centre are located in Sheffield, UK. We also have dedicated offices based in Canada, China and France. In addition, we have a network of technically trained employees and distribution partners to provide local support.

Our high profile customer base is testament to our product and service quality. We supply magnetic solutions to some of the leading names in a range of sectors , including: Honda, Ford, Bosch, BP, Tata Steels, PepsiCo, Warburtons, Cristal Union, Nestlé, Cargill, British Sugar, Pfizer, Siemens, BAE Systems, RS Components, Hoffman, Cromwell, Unilever, Premier Foods, Kelloggs, GSK.

Our technical application teams have a wealth of experience, thus ensuring many of our products are market leading innovations. Working on some exciting projects, let us help you!

For more information on trading with us after Brexit, please check out our free guide here.

Meet The Senior Team

Steve McAllorum

Group MD, Magnetics Group

Dave Smith

Sales & Marketing Director

Andy Reeve

Operations Director

Rachael Berry

Commercial Manager (MSc MBA CMgr MCMI MIEx)

Eric Latham

Financial Controller (MAAT ACMA CGMA)

Industry Certifications

We have a wealth of in-house manufacturing and value-adding finishing operations. All manufacturing is carried out under an ISO 9001 quality management system and appropriate industry directives. We take our environmental responsibility very seriously, we are committed to continued improvement in key areas of efficient energy use and waste/pollution minimisation, as such we are accredited to ISO14001. Many of our products hold specific industry accreditations such as ATEX or EHEDG which are critical for the food industry. We are also members of leading trade associations such as the GTMA, MTA and SHAPA.

ISO 9001

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"We were delighted with the service provided by Eclipse Magnetics; from the initial site survey through to delivery."

Adrian Seeley, Production Supervisor at AB MAURI UK & Ireland

"I cannot begin to tell you how much it has helped our operation, the magnetic filtration unit has been a real problem solver it has surpassed all our expectations. Its cured a 30 year plague!"

Maintenance Manager at EXL Tube (Steel Ventures)

"This technology is economical, reliable and efficient. I believe that magnetic filtration technology is the future."

John Smith, MMTCI

"Magnetic filtration has dramatically cleaned up our fluids and improved the surface finish we can offer. It extracts around 50Kg per day of ferrous waste."

Facilities Manager, Milacron Machines (Sub-Contract Machining)

"We chose Eclipse Magnetics to supply our housed grid because they are a respected and well-established brand. They offered us a very competitive price, and the process of ordering and installation was straightforward and reliable."

Pat Richards, Chief Engineer at Simpsons Malt

“We are delighted with the Automag installation; it’s solved all the problems we were having previously with downtime and maintenance costs. The filter means that we are able to use recycled water, which is saving us £1000 per week!”

Kenneth McRae, Principle Engineer at Vallourec

"Here at Qualflow, we base our business on a philosophy of make the product simple to use, reliable and cost-effective. Eclipse Magnetics’ neodymium magnets offer the strongest magnetic performance, and are nickel plated, making them a cost effective.."

Justin Lawler Ph.D. MBA, Chief Technology Officer at Qualflow Systems Ltd

"The Ultralift Plus magnetic lifter from Eclipse Magnetics is the perfect solution for the pick-up and transportation of the ultrasonic calibration blocks in our facility"

John Crossley, NDT Technology Lead at the Nuclear AMRC

"The result is an aesthetically pleasing system, which is effective in trapping metal contaminants and is easy to clean..."

Ian Aunger at Roquette