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LOMA History

In 1969, Newell Dunford sold their metal detection business to focus on the company’s main activities. When Dennis Pascoe found himself faced with a decision, he joined forces with Geoff Mayo, Principal Lecturer in Electronic Engineering to purchase the business unit.

The pair worked out of Pascoe’s garage until they rented a 400 sq ft workshop for electronic assembly. In 1972, the company moved into a new 4,000 sq ft factory in the U.K. to bring design and manufacturing together at one location.

From these humble beginnings, Loma Engineering endured the uncertainties of global economics, expanded into new markets across the globe and transformed the business to encompass a full spectrum of Metal Detection, Checkweighing and X-ray systems.  

With operations all over the world, we’re always close to your business.

Industry leading features

Stable Operations - One of the longest-standing companies in the inspection industry.

ITW Business Unit - LOMA has access to the resources of a Fortune 500 company.

Global Reach - LOMA has installed over 130,000 systems in over 100 countries worldwide.

Innovative Thinking - Multiple trademarks, patents and awards for design and functionality.

Uniquely Focused - We are uniquely focused on the food, pharmaceutical and packaging industries.

Excellence in food, pharmaceutical and packaging inspection

Since 1969, LOMA has been a leader in inspection systems. We have built on this heritage and are now the leading Metal Detection, Checkweighing and X-ray inspection company. We are dedicated to innovation, service and providing our customers with the ability to focus on meeting their production goals and protecting their brand.

We have successfully partnered with the world’s largest food and packaging companies, located in over 100 countries, to comply with product safety standards and retailer codes of conduct. 

Designed to Survive®

Being the first company in the industry to receive an ISO9001 certification, LOMA has earned a reputation for unparalleled technology - the result of a continuous and far-reaching research and development program.

Our goal remains the same - to help you maximize your production uptime, maintain your self-sufficiency and comply with consumer and government demands for product safety.

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