K & R Ladle Co. (K & R) was established in 1973 by proprietors Ken & Robyn Gill. The company was formed by meeting the needs of the diecast trade with hand-held ladles to pour aluminium. During the early years, K & R offered 24 different sizes in light or heavy duty ladles, and accessory tools such as tongs, skimmers and degassing plungers. In 1979, K & R was approached by an aluminium smelter to manufacture a thermic lance. Not only did K & R manufacture a safe thermic lance, but quickly became recognised as a cheaper and more efficient alternative to other brands.
Presently K & R are regarded the number 1 in thermic lance manufacturing, because of sizes available, accessories, safety practises and efficiency. Our company holds large stocks of lances to meet any emergency. K & R can deliver thousands of lances within hours. In the past, this has dramatically reduced down-time for many furnaces with molten metal spills.
The Australian Thermic Lance Company (ATLC) was registered as a division of K & R Ladle to enable overseas companies to find out the advantages of dealing with the K & R Ladle product range. ATLC and K & R have major distributors throughout Australia and overseas, therefore making our products very accessible to customers.