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Feritech set to further expand its equipment rental services

The opening of Feritech’s new advanced manufacturing centre will present an opportunity for the company to further expand its successful equipment rental services. Feritech Managing Director, Rob Ferris, says: “When you rent equipment from us, you benefit from the experience we have gained from working on challenging marine engineering projects in 40 different countries around […]



  After a year in development, Feritech’s new 3.5 acre production site opens this month and is ready to take new orders. The new facility enables Feritech to offer a comprehensive service to its customers, including in the fast growing floating offshore wind sector. The new multimillion pound facility offers everything from fabrication and machining […]

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Feritech Global shortlisted for ‘International Success’ award.

Feritech are delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘International Success’ award in the Tech South West Awards 2021.   Feritech MD Rob Ferris says: “This is a huge honour and we are delighted to have been shortlisted in the face of stiff competition from right across the South West region.   We have customers […]


Redevelopment of iconic Penryn listed property

Feritech Global have supplied steel fabrications for the redevelopment of Carrick Business Centre in  Penryn, Cornwall. The Grade 2 listed building is being converted from outdated offices to comprise an exciting new mixed development, including commercial space and student accommodation. The substantial warehouse property has a prominent waterfront location. It has 13,720 square feet internally […]

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Building works are progressing well and Feritech’s brand new facility is on track for its planned opening in September 2021.

On a 3.5 acre site near Falmouth, the £3 million development will be one of the largest facilities of its kind in the South West and the only manufacturing centre in the South West to offer everything on one site – from design through to precision engineering, fabrication, hydraulics, embedded software, electronics and 3D printing. […]

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Feritech Global receives grant funding from BIG Productivity to support growth

Feritech Global are delighted to have received a grant from BIG Productivity towards the purchase of a new JCB telescopic handler. BIG Productivity (Business Investment Fund for Growth) is a £3.15 million investment fund, financed by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by Cornwall Development Company. The scheme aims to create 175 skilled jobs […]

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Feritech in G7 showcase film

Feritech Global is delighted to feature in a new video which has been produced by Cornwall Marine Network and Maritime UK, to coincide with the G7. A landmark film showcasing the ambition and vision of Cornwall’s £1billion per annum Marine sector in general and the Port of Falmouth in particular has been released by Cornwall […]


Turning ideas into reality – a bespoke new service for inventors and new product developers

By Rob Ferris, MD, Feritech Global At Feritech, we are launching a brand new facility that will help inventors and new product developers move to the next stage and turn their ideas into reality. Cornwall and the South West of England have a long history of innovation and the region has a considerable talent for […]

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The exciting future for embedded software

By Rob Ferris, MD, Feritech Global Embedded software engineering operates at the intersection of hardware and software. Manufacturers are now building embedded software into the electronics of everything from cars to security systems, pacemakers to military defence systems. Indeed, embedded software is perhaps now the most significant factor driving innovation in device intelligence and performance. […]

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Feritech help showcase the marine tech innovation in Cornwall

Feritech are delighted to take part in a new video produced by Marine-i to showcase the innovation in the marine tech sector in Cornwall. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i is accelerating business growth through innovation. The programme provides an overview of key programme successes, including Feritech Global. Feritech is currently being […]

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Our next generation Feritech Vibrocorer has been launched

At Feritech, we are constantly innovating and improving our equipment. It is now more than 10 years since we introduced our first Vibrocorer – a move prompted by our dissatisfaction with the equipment that was available on the market. The Feritech Vibrocorer is the most robust, powerful and versatile vibrocore system on the market and […]

Collaboration Is A Cornerstone Of The Way We Work At Feritech Global

Collaboration is a cornerstone of the way we work at Feritech Global

  By Rob Ferris, MD Feritech Global   In today’s world, most large scale projects require a collaborative approach. We have considerable experience of collaboration with companies of all kinds. Sometimes we are the project lead. Sometimes we are a sub-contractor. It makes no difference to the proactivity and energy that characterises our approach. At […]

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Feritech Global is in the headlines

Feritech Global is the lead feature in the April 2021 issue of Machinery Magazine, the UK’s top magazine for the manufacturing sector. The 3-page feature covers our plans to become a major hub for high tech manufacturing and an important catalyst for the industry in the region. You can read the full article in the […]

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Latest news – Rob Ferris appointed to the board of MOR Group

We are pleased to announce that Rob Ferris, Managing Director of Feritech Global, has been made a Director of MOR Group Limited. The Marine Offshore Renewables group (MOR) was formed in 2012 as a network of quality businesses providing outstanding solutions for the marine renewable industry. The network is based in the South West of […]

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Our vision: advanced manufacturing that works in harmony with the environment

Rob Ferris, Managing Director, Feritech When we were planning the construction of our advanced manufacturing facility, we knew that we would not be content with buying an industrial unit ‘off plan’ from a developer. It had to be purpose-built from the ground up and designed around our specific needs. We understood that building our facility, […]


UK Government’s £90 million boost to UK aerospace manufacturing

Feritech Global is delighted to see the UK Government’s £90 million boost to UK aerospace manufacturing. The new manufacturing facility being launched by Feritech near Falmouth in June 2021 will provide services to this exciting fast-growing sector. Further information about the new government funding can be found here.

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Marine-i supports Feritech development of world-first geotechnical subsea vehicle

Marine-i is supporting Feritech Global, in its plan to create the world’s first autonomous subsea vehicle specially designed for geotechnical survey work. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i aims to help the marine tech sector in Cornwall grow through harnessing the full potential of research and innovation. Feritech’s Managing Director, Rob Ferris, […]

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Derren Plaister has been appointed as Operations Manager at Feritech Global

Derren Plaister has been appointed as Operations Manager at Feritech Global, as the company enters an exciting new phase of development and opens a major new manufacturing facility near Falmouth in June 2021.   Derren has previously worked for Feritech as a project manager and engineer, leading offshore geotechnical projects worldwide. His career spans over […]

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Rising to the engineering challenge of Floating Offshore Wind

Rob Ferris, Managing Director, Feritech   Despite the current success of the offshore wind industry, we have only tapped into a small proportion of the true potential offered by wind power. The development of Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) will open the door to a massive future expansion in capacity. At least 80% of the world’s […]

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Feritech is making waves around the world

News about Feritech’s expansion plans has attracted considerable international media coverage over the last few weeks. The new state of the art manufacturing facility is expected to be built by May 2021. It will greatly increase Feritech‘s manufacturing capabilities and the services offered to the company’s global client base. The story about the new development […]


New manufacturing facility approved and opening in 2021

Feritech is very happy to announce that we have the go ahead to build our state-of-the-art facility on our land just outside Falmouth, Cornwall. The new 3.5 acre site will greatly increase Feritech‘s manufacturing capabilities and the services offered to both local and established global client base. The new facility opening in 2021 will have […]

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Consumables and spares

When you buy or rent our marine geotechnical systems you not only get the equipment, you also get the best support possible. Feritech stocks all the spares and consumables needed for a successful survey, on the shelf, no lead times, no hassle and where possible our consumables are standard across our range of vibrocorer, piston and […]

Feritech features in Production Engineering Solutions

Feritech recently featured in the September issue of Production Engineering Solutions. To read the article see page 74 of the online magazine.  

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We are Hiring again!

Due to production demands we are looking to expand our team and have a number of vacancies available. Visit our careers page for more details.

Feritech appoints new Sales Executive

Following a period of unprecedented growth, we welcome Dave Hampshire to the newly created role of Sales Executive. Dave joins the team with over 40 years of international experience gained in the UK and abroad, encompassing fieldwork, sales, distributor management and business development. Before joining Feritech, Dave held senior sales positions at Fugro and Racal, […]

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Feritech equipment features on Colombian News

Our Piston Corer and LARS recently featured on the Colombian news!

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Feritech featured in Business Cornwall Magazine

Feritech Managing Director Rob Ferris recently sat down with Business Cornwall Magazine to discuss the creation, direction and goals for Feritech Global Ltd. Take a look and find out more on the Business Cornwall Website.

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How Feritech’s ground-breaking HUB software is bringing equipment synergy to reality

Our main ethos at Feritech is to improve survey efficiency, we aim to do this by developing integration and synergy into all of our geotechnical equipment, winches and LARS – our equipment working together is better than the sum of all of its parts. We have realised this vision by introducing the Feritech HUB, which […]

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Marine development fund helps Feritech to expand R&D capabilities

The marine sector has been identified as an area of high growth for the south west, with its engineering and manufacturing heritage and coastal landscape, it is no doubt that Cornwall leads the way. Marine-i is an ambitious programme, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, designed to enable innovation and growth in the […]

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Feritech push forward on heat flow capabilities for better integration

We have developed an innovative heat flow probe that is designed to work both seamlessly with our sediment corers, or simply as a standalone system. Our FT580 heat flow probe produces real-time thermal conductivity, spot temperature and heat flow thermal gradient measurements within the seabed, making it an all-encompassing system for offshore surveys. Using ground-breaking […]

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Feritech Global attending Ocean Business 2017

Members of the Feritech Global team will be attending Ocean Business 2017, we look forward to meeting customers both old and new. If you have a project requirement that we might be able to help with please give us a call and we can organise to meet up.

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Feritech at OI Oceanology International China 2016

Oceanology International China is the only forum in Asia where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the international marine technology and ocean science communities. Developed in conjunction with government and industry associations, the event provides domestic and international suppliers the opportunity to capitalise on China’s rapidly developing offshore energy and marine industries. […]

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Return custom from Horizon Geosciences for summer 2016

In the autumn of 2015 Feritech rented an FT550 high power variable frequency vibrocorer to Horizon Geosciences Limited for several months. Following on from their successful geotechnical campaign, we were delighted when they approached us earlier this year to confirm they would like to utilise the vibrocorer again for a forthcoming project later this summer. […]

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Robert Ferris joins Marine Offshore Renewable group executive board

It was announced this week that Feritech’s director Robert Ferris was unanimously voted onto the Marine Offshore Renewables (MOR) group executive board. The MOR group supports business specifically in the South West of the UK in the marine renewable energy sector, bringing together developers, engineers, manufacturers, consultancies and many more. The group offers a number […]

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New Lead Engineer joins Feritech

We would like to welcome our new Lead Engineer Matthew to Feritech and wish him all the best in his new role within the team. Matthew joins us from the Royal Navy with 8 years mechanical and electrical experience.

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Further expansion to the Feritech product range

Feritech has been successful in accessing funding for business growth from alternative finance lender, SWIG Finance. Feritech accessed funding via SWIG Finance from the South West Loans Fund, part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund for businesses with growth potential which are unable to access funding from commercial sources. Launched in 2012 by husband and […]

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Feritech featured in MEM magazine

We are pleased to announce that Feritech is featured in the latest edition of Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine (MEM). Managing director Rob Ferris talks about the future of the subsea sector and upcoming Feritech equipment releases such as a cone penetration test (CPT) unit, heat flow probe and enhanced launch and recovery systems (LARS). He […]

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ISO re-certification success

Feritech has successfully completed re-certification to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 through ISOQAR demonstrating our commitment to quality and the environment. The successful re-certification without any non-conformances demonstrates the continued success and implementation of the quality and environmental systems that are in place within the company. Providing assurances to employees, suppliers and clients that the […]

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“Feritech” – an official European trademark

We were very pleased to hear that “Feritech” is now trademarked. Our name and logo have gained the Community Trade Mark (CTM), meaning that “Feritech” is now a registered trademark across the whole of the EU.

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We’re recruiting…

As business grows, so does our need to increase the Feritech team. If you have engineering experience in the offshore industry, or a degree in a relevant subject (for example embedded or computer software; electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering), please get in touch. New colleagues will be based at our headquarters in Falmouth, Cornwall; however […]

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Smart winches

What are your winch requirements? We’re excited offer a new “smart winch”. The Feritech V2 is a constant tension and lifting winch in one. You can change between winch functions just by pressing a button. The V2 can be set up simply by using the touch screen. It can be integrated with other Feritech equipment […]

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In-house validation

When we use the phrase “fully tested”, we really mean it… Feritech has a 24-hour fully-automated on-site facility that allows all new vibrocorers to be tested. We really put the equipment through it, testing it for the equivalent of a year’s worth of work in a week. Our test vibrocorer has been running for the […]

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New website launch

We’re very pleased to launch our new website. As with everything that comes from Feritech, we’ve tested, tweaked and perfected it, to make sure it meets our standards! We wanted to create a new website that made our range of products and services easier to navigate, as well as giving you more information about Feritech. […]

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Member of Subsea UK

We’ve joined Subsea UK, the industry body for all British subsea activity. This organisation brings together people from across the marine sector, helping to create a forum for sharing skills and promoting the industry. How does that help Feritech’s clients? Well, Subsea UK works to improve and expand marine technology, as well as championing the […]

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A great start

We are really proud to announce that we’ve have been listed within the prestigious Startups 100 list for 2014. This list is made up of the most successful young companies within the UK. Over 238,000 new companies were started in 2014 across the UK – and we made the “top 40” at number 38! It’s […]


Women in Business Award

Another great bit of news from Startups is that Gemma Ferris was a finalist for the Women in Business Award. The Startups awards were set up eleven years ago to celebrate the UK’s most successful new businesses and their people. Big congratulations to Gemma for the hard-earned and well-deserved recognition.

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Feritech expand operation with new warehouse and offices

Feritech are in the process of expanding their operation at their headquarters in Falmouth, UK. The company has acquired a new warehouse to hold their ever expanding rental stock and equipment spares. Feritech are also improving and expanding their existing offices to accommodate more staff, an in house pcb design and production facility and a […]

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Feritech rated 38th in the prestigious start-ups 100 list 2014

Feritech are proud to announce that they have been listed within the prestigious start-ups 100 list 2014. This list is made up of the most successful young companies within the UK. Over 238,000 new companies have been started in 2014 across the UK. Feritech are proud to have made it to position 38 within the […]