Find out more about us and our journey since we began in 1991. The ethos behind the company, our history and read a message from our MD, Colin. PI-KEM is nothing without our colleagues and stakeholders and we enjoy celebrating and collaborating with you all.
Why choose PI-KEM?
Available with rapid turnaround times
Our team of scientists are here for support
From our wide supplier network
Product sourcing or bespoke manufacture
Services enabling sustainability
For over 30 years we’ve been enabling global research and development, proudly partnering with the most innovative minds in the science and technology worlds. Whether it's supplying essential materials and equipment or a totally bespoke service, we’re purpose-designed to enable you to accelerate your ideas. Taking you from lab-based concepts through to full-scale production.
When you partner with PI-KEM, you can be sure you’re in good hands. Our Business Development team is made up of passionate, forward-thinking scientists and engineers who take pride in their involvement in the world of research and development. They are always on hand to guide you towards new and emerging materials & technology, help to develop custom specifications or work with you on a complex tender or design a call-off schedule to meet your manufacturing requirements.
Our super efficient global Customer Service, Warehouse & Logistics and Accounts teams who make sure all orders are accurately processed, tracked, picked, packed, invoiced and shipped in rapid turnaround times. All underpinned by our ISO9001:2015 accredited quality management system.
A word from our MD, Colin Rouse
For over three decades, PI-KEM has been a trusted partner for scientific and engineering innovation. Our product range has transformed to meet the changing needs of our customers, however our original business values have remained constant. We prioritise excellent service, knowledge, and partnership, shown by our many long-standing business relationships.
At PI-KEM, we have an unwavering commitment to quality. We constantly refine our processes and procedures, ensuring we can supply the product you need and deliver the best possible value. This is reflected in our ISO9001:2015 accreditation.
Every member of our team is invested in your success. We are passionate about what we do and focused on getting things right first time and on time.
As Managing Director, I am incredibly proud of our company. I'm looking forward to seeing how our current partnerships grow, new relationships develop, and how the future innovation landscape continues to evolve.
Founded by Dr Ian Rouse, supported by his wife Penny, PI-KEM first traded in November 1991 from the spare room at his home. Over the next 7 years Ian grew the business, his son Colin, our current Managing Director joined the company. PI-KEM became a limited company in 2001. and Fiona, Colin's wife joined the team in 2008. As the current Directors and they have worked to develop PI-KEM to the company it is now.
For over 30 years PI-KEM has been enabling global research and development, proudly partnering with many innovative minds in the science and technology worlds. Whether supplying essential materials and equipment or providing a totally bespoke service, we are purpose-designed to enable you to accelerate your ideas. Taking you from lab-based concepts through to full-scale production.
Read more about our history in this Insights written by our Founder, Dr Ian Rouse.
Image shows a picture of Dr Ian Rouse and Penny Rouse at an early exhibition attended by PI-KEM.
Our bespoke service
As well as supplying off-the-shelf solutions, we also offer a range of truly bespoke services. From the custom manufacture of finished products, all measured to exact specifications including material, dimension, form, structure, and quantity. To niche product sourcing, tracking down those hard-to-find, but vital for research, materials and equipment through our global network of trusted manufacturers and partners. All the way through to our Precious Metal Reclaim Service, which offers not only economic but environmental benefits too.