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Goonvean Fibres News


  • April 2018: We are pleased to announce our new Quality Certificates for ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 are now available to download from the home page (Click on the icon on the left hand side of the page). Otherwise please contact us & we will pleased to send copies via e-mail or hard copy.
  • February 2018: Goonvean Fibres has successfully completed transition to ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016. This website will be updated when our new certificates become available end-March 2018. 
  • January 2018: Goonvean Fibres announces investment in new automated cutting equipment, expanding cutting capabilities below 1.6mm.
  • December 2017:  We would like to thank all our customers for supporting another fantastic year. Thank you! We are all looking forward to an exciting 2018. 
  • November 2017: Goonvean Fibres is excited to announce the development of a new coating line. With unique design enhancements the new coating line will enable us to develop customer specific coatings for batch production volumes. 
  • October 2017: A very successful Asian Battery Conference in Kuala Lumpar this September along with another successful year at Brazil's Fenibat exhibition.+
  • April 2017: Celebrating a very busy first day at ILBF CHINA 2017 where we are exhibiting with our distributor Beijing Rongxintong Limted - Booth 127.
  • March 2017: Exhibiting for the first time at this years Techtextil in Frankfurt from the 9th-12th May. Techtextil is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. Gareth Alderman our European Account Manager will be exhibiting alongside Christian Withers & Katie Ovenden from our Technical team in booth 4.1 A65. 
  • February 2017: Kicking off the exhibitions this year we will be in Beijing on the 26th-28th April at the ILBF CHINA 2017 (International Lead Battery Fair). We will be exhibiting alongside our agents from Beijing Rongxintong, our longstanding experienced agents who have represented Goonvean in China for several years. If you are attending please come and visit us at booth 127 where Chris & Yang will be delighted to see existing and new clients. 
  • January 2017: Happy New Year to you all. We have a busy year ahead of us and look forward to meeting as many of our customers at the exhibitions we are attending this year! 
  • December 2016: Christmas & New Year factory closure dates: From midday on the 23rd - 27th December & the 2nd January 2017.
  • December 2016: As another year draws to an end we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Customers, Agents & Suppliers and wish you all a Merry Christmas. 
  • November 2016: Goonvean has welcomed their new Technical Coordinator, Katie Ovenden to the Technical Team. We wish her all the best in her new role within the company.
  • October 2016: We are pleased to announce that Gareth Alderman, European Account Manager, has now taken on the role as Sales Manager, overseeing the sales team and continuing his responsibility for the European Accounts. Jason Ponsford, Interim Quality & Lean Coordinator has now fulfilled the position on a permanent basis. Will Hartley, Sales Development Coordinator will now be responsible of our North & South American account. A huge congratulations to Gareth, Jason and Will on their new roles within the company!
  • September 2016: Many thanks to all those we met at the 15th ELBC Malta last week, another successful year!
  • September 2016: The 15th ELBC starts tomorrow with the exhibition commencing on Wednesday 14th where our European & UK Account Manager and our Technical Manager will be representing Goonvean Fibres at booth 28. 
  • August 2016: A busy month is flying by with the whole team working flat out! It won't be long (4 weeks!) untill we are in Malta for the 15th European Lead Acid Battery Conference. For all our Battery customers who are attending feel free to come and visit Gareth & Christian on stand 28.

  • July 2016:  We are delighted to annouce Hanezato Trading Co. as our new Sales agent / Distributor for Japan & South Korea. For further details please visit our distribution page or contact us directly at
  • May 2016:  Following several successful sales development visits to China. Goonvean Fibres sales to the region gain a boost with the support of the local distributor Beijing Rongxintong Limited.
  • May 2016: CONGRATULATIONS to NDE (North Devon Electronics Ltd), part of the Goonvean Holdings Group for gaining their TS 16949 certification.
  • April 2016: Goonvean Fibres invites customers to visit the 15th European Lead Acid Battery Conference in Malta, 13th - 16th September 2016. Where Goonvean Fibres will be exhibiting with our strategic USA partner Converted Products Inc. 

                                                   15th European Lead Acid Battery Conference Malta                                          Converted Products Inc.     

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  • February 2016: We are pleased to announce that Will Hartley has joined our team in the new role of Sales Development Coordinator and wish him all the best in his new position with us here at Goonvean Fibres.
  • February 2016: The team are proud to announce that a new Sales Development Coordinator will be joining the commercial team in February to support sales growth and marketing activities.
  • January 2016: HAPPY NEW YEAR - Following another fantastic year, Goonvean Fibres is pleased to announce that Chris Skelton (Commercial Manager) will be General Manager and Christian Withers (Technical Support leader) will be Technical Manager with effect from 1st January. Goonvean Fibres wishes them every success in their new challenging roles.
  • December 2015: YEAR END - As we approach the end of another calendar year we would like to take the time to wish all of our friends at our Customers, Distributors, Agents and Suppliers a very happy December vacation, we look forward to working with you all again in 2016. THANK YOU ALL for your support throughout 2015.
  • December 2015: Following a year of strong growth we are pleased to announce further investment to expand rotary cutting capacity by approx. 25% as from April 2016.
  • November 2015: We are pleased to announce Goonvean Fibres has successfully passed the triennial TS 16949 Quality System re-certification audit by Bureau Veritas, with only two minor non-conformances (NCR) noted. Well done to everyone for their commitment to our Continuous Improvement!
  • June 2015: Goonvean Fibres invites customers to visit the 16th Asian Battery Conference in Bangkok, 9th - 11th September 2015. Where Goonvean Fibres will be exhibiting on stand B29 with our strategic USA partner Converted Products Inc, exhibiting on stand B28. 
  • May 2015: Goonvean Fibres exhibited at the 10th International Lead Battery Fair in Beijing with Converted Products Inc and Beijing Rongxintong Limited. Thank you to all our customers who attended our stand.
  • April 2015: Goonvean Fibres is proud to announce a new agent, expanding Goonvean Fibres global presence. Preferio 2011 Company Limited will cover Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia. Providing local support for all sectors. For further details please visit our distributor page:
  • March 2015: Goonvean Fibres growth continues as we welcome a new member to the commercial team based at Honiton UK. Gareth Alderman brings a wealth of experience in account management and will manage all of our European accounts, Gareth will report directly to the Commercial Manager, Chris Skelton. Please join us in welcoming Gareth into the Goonvean Fibres family.
  • February 2015: Goonvean Fibres is proud to welcome a new team member joining the commercial team based at Honiton. Craig Boland will manage both North and South American Accounts. Craig is excited to be joining the company at a time of significant growth and expansion. Craig brings a wealth of experience to the organisation & is looking forward to an exciting career at Goonvean Fibres.
  • November 2014: We are pleased to announce that Goonvean Fibres has once again passed the annual TS 16949 surveillance audit with zero non conformances (NCR) or Opportunities For Improvement (OFI), a fantastic performance by our teams. The BVQI auditor Mr Peter Stokes commented that it is a) very unusual for a company to achieve this and b) unusual for a company to be so proactive on Quality Systems improvement and the adoption of Lean Operations techniques such as Six Sigma and 5S. Well done to everyone for their commitment to Continuous Improvement, great job !.
  • November 2014: World Class Manufacturing (WCM) - Goonvean Fibre's Technical Manager Mr Christian Withers has just returned from a week in Japan attending a Toyota Production Systems training course. Christian, a Six Sigma Black Belt said "It was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about what many believe to be the best Lean System in the world, I will endeavour to apply what I have learned in the Goonvean group of companies". Managing Director John Opie has told Christian that the really hard but enjoyable work begins now !!, watch this news page.
  • October 2014: Late October saw the commissioning of our most recent equipment acquisition, this $1.5 million investment will ensure that Goonvean Fibres Ltd stays at the forefront of Technical fibres development and production for some time to come. There are further investments planned that will bring benefits for not only our internal teams but also our customers, these will be announced in 2015. Exciting times !!
  • September 2014: Congratulations to Robert Houghton and Chris Skelton on their respective promotions as from September 1st 2014. Robert assumes the role of Operations Manager and Chris that of Commercial Manager for all UK operations. Robert will retain his role as Quality Manager. John Opie, Managing Director said, "Well done to both guys, they have worked extremely hard and deserve recognition for their efforts, GVF has a great future under their leadership".
  • August 2014: RECORD TIME - Congratulations to Christian Withers who has just completed his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in record time, well done!.
  • July 2014: Visit us on our stand 73 at the 14th European Lead Acid Battery Conference in Edinburgh Scotland from 9th - 12th September 2014. Come and meet Chris Skelton, Account Manager for the Americas, Christian Withers, Goonvean Fibres Technical Manager and Chris Gorenc, President of Converted Products Inc they will offer a warm welcome to customers, suppliers and friends old and new, see you there !.
  • June 2014: CourierForce - Congratulations to Ross Mackenzie Managing Director of CourierForce on moving into the new business address at Langage Science Park Plymouth. This is great news for Ross and the team who have worked tirelessly to achieve the latest development of the Mackenzie group. For guaranteed quality with the highest levels of customer service contact
  • April 2014: Continuous Improvement - Congratulations to Christian Withers on being awarded his Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma Green Belt !. Christian who manages the Technical Department at Goonvean Fibres UK operation is the latest member of our team to achieve this qualification. Christian and Jason Ponsford who achieved his Green Belt this time last year have now enrolled for their Black Belt courses ensuring Goonvean Fibres Lean Manufacturing strategy continues to flourish. Christian also hopes to attend a Lean training course in Japan later in 2014 where he will learn more about the principles behind the Toyota Production System (TPS).
  • February 2014: February 18th is Battery Day, it is Count Alessandro Volta's birthday and also celebrates the first electric battery. So to all of our customers and suppliers, Happy Battery Day !! (Alessandro Volta born 18th February 1745 - died 5th March 1827)
  • January 2014: Commission cutting and grinding in the UK. Goonvean Fibres is equipped to offer customers a commission cutting and/or grinding service, use our expertise and equipment to process your materials to the most exacting specifications. Please contact our office to find out how we can add value to your materials at a reasonable cost.
  • December 2013: YEAR END - As we approach the end of another calendar year we would like to take the time to wish all of our friends at our Customers, Distributors, Agents and Suppliers a very happy December vacation, we look forward to working with you all again in 2014. THANK YOU ALL for your support throughout 2013.
  • November 2013: UK INVESTMENT - The Board of Directors of Goonvean Fibres Ltd has recently approved investment of over $1.5 million for major new production equipment. The machinery is being designed and manufactured in Germany and is expected to be commissioned by mid-2014, this state of the art equipment will more than double production capacity at the UK plant confirming Goonvean Fibres as one of the largest precision/short cut fibre and ground flock producers globally.