back to listings SME Profile: LMK Thermosafe Ltd

LMK Thermosafe. 9/10 Moonhall Business Park, Helions Bumpstead Rd, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7AA

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About Us

We are the world leader in design and manufacture of industrial Induction Drum and Base Heaters, plus Flexible Heating Jackets for Totes, IBCs, Barrels, containers and pipes of many sizes.

If you have any special surface heating or curing projects, please contact us with brief details. We have provided solutions for many difficult sizes and shapes, including large area composite curing and military projects.

The original THERMOSAFE® Induction drum heater was manufactured and certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in 1986.

At that time the company was based in London and registered as LMK Engineering Ltd.  Certification was given by the UK Health & Safety Executive (Baseefa) in Buxton, in association with testing conducted at the Electrical Research Association.

The THERMOSAFE® induction heater quickly became the gold standard for drum heating methods due to its energy efficiency, speed of heating, robust design and certification standards.  Heaters have since been supplied to over 70 countries in Europe, Africa, Australasia and the Americas, and not a single heater coil has failed in its 30+ years of production and use.

The heater was independently tested for energy efficiency by two separate UK electricity supply companies, and won national awards for its energy saving credentials. See projects notes with Esso and Comma Chemicals.

In August 2000, the company was purchased by the current directors, and then renamed LMK Thermosafe Ltd. A major new product development programme was introduced, and the first innovation was the patented FARATHERM® Induction Base Heater.

The Industrial bulk storage market was seeing major growth in the use of 1000 litre Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC’s) at the expense of traditional steel or plastic 200 litre drums, and the next phase of product development focused on introducing a range of flexible heating jackets for different sizes of container not catered for by the Thermosafe® heater.

With a full range of heating solutions for standard industrial containers in both hazardous and ordinary locations available off the shelf, exports quickly grew as world markets recognised the exceptional quality and value for money of these products.  This resulted in LMK Thermosafe Ltd being awarded the “Queens Award for International Trade” in 2012.

Further developments saw the introduction of new technologies and machinery permitting more bespoke container, vessel and pipe heating solutions to be created beyond our core drum and IBC market. This significant investment in R&D resulted in hazardous area certifications being obtained for new product ranges meeting UL/CSA standards for North America as well as ATEX standards for the EU and IECEx standards, now accepted by over 33 countries.

The company has always sought to develop innovative solutions for our customers’ needs and continues to invest in new product initiatives where these help our global partners meet a wide range of technical challenges in heating materials and surfaces.



Flexible Heating Jackets

Induction Heaters

Inteliheat Heating Jackets

Base Heaters

Custom Heating Jackets



Industry Sectors

Some of our Clients…

Products have been supplied to over 70 countries since 1985, & used by major companies including Unilever, GlaxoSmithKlein, Astra Zeneca, Huntsman, Bayer, Rhodia, Castrol, Dunlop, BP, Procter & Gamble, Roche, Rentokil, Exxon.



Our worldwide HQ is located in Haverhill, Suffolk, a market town on the edge of the Cambridge technology cluster. Our manufacturing facility and research and development team are based in Haverhill, together with the senior management team.


Thermosafe Technologies LLC, trading as Inteliheat, is a wholly owned subsidiary registered in the State of Texas, and provides technical and commercial support for our business in the USA, Canada and Mexico. A 3PL warehouse in Miami enables express deliveries to any North American location. Visit for more information on our ETL certified products to UL/CSA standards, for safe and hazardous area use.

英特海利贸易(成都)有限公司 (Inteliheat Technologies (Chengdu) Limited) is our wholly owned subsidiary located in the province of Sichuan, China, and serves the whole of the Greater China Region. For more information in Chinese, please visit our China website.

We also have Distributors and Representatives in most industrialised countries worldwide. Each sales partner is selected for their abilities and knowledge of specific vertical markets. We refer potential customers to the most appropriate partner who can give the best level of support for the market area.




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