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MQP formed in the year 2000 by John Courtenay, the current Managing Director, is based in the UK and operates on a global basis through a network of consultants and distributors.


The management team at MQP 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 Michael Bryant, Marketing Manager, Richard Dean, International Sales and Marketing Manager, Barry Lightfoot, UK Sales Manager and MQP’s Finance Director, Clive Johnson.

Richard Courtenay, is MQP’s Operations Director, responsible for day to day running of the business.

Dr Rein Vainik, the MQP Technical Manager, based in Sweden, obtained his PhD at  Stockholm University under the guidance of the eminent aluminium solidification guru, Professor Lennart Backerud.


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.

MQP is fully committed to actively supporting the the industry by working alongside their personnel on casthouse projects. MQP 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.

Read an overview of our products and technology in an advertorial  as published in AdvertorialAlTimes Oct16

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