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A merford company

World leaders in innovative noise control

Sonobex, part of the Merford Group, is an award winning, specialist acoustics research and development company, acoustics consultancy and noise control solution supplier.

We have developed a range of innovative solutions, including the first commercially available acoustic panel based on the principles of metamaterials. Winning the Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award and the Emerging Technology Design Award by the Institute of Engineering and Technology in 2018 has recognised our innovations in acoustics.

 

We are specialists in delivering complete noise control solutions for low frequency noise into the industrial sector including the power generation, transmission and distribution sectors, oil and gas and utilities companies.

We fully understand the unique requirements, demands and expectations needed for these sectors and provide a full package service from initial acoustic surveys, noise modelling analysis, acoustic design, engineering, manufacture, supply and install of a wide range of noise control solutions.

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About us

Sonobex, part of the Merford Group, is an award winning, specialist acoustics research and development company, acoustics consultancy and noise control solution supplier.

We have developed a range of innovative solutions, including the first commercially available acoustic panel based on the principles of metamaterials.

Vision

To use new and disruptive acoustic technologies to solve global noise pollution problems, because sound should not hinder anyone.

“Sounds right for Everyone”

Mission

We see it as our mission to make the living environment of people safe, healthy and comfortable by reducing any form of noise nuisance and making desired sound an experience.

Sonobex offers the most innovative, high-quality and sustainable solutions in the field of low frequency noise control problems. We are also a knowledge partner. We look beyond our current solutions and applications and are pioneers of acoustic metamaterials and active noise control technologies.

Our Research and Development efforts focus on the next generation products and solutions for noise control. We are constantly striving to expand and upgrade our noise control technology using the latest knowledge in physics and acoustics.

About Merford

Merford was founded in 1956. The engineering and manufacturing company is based in the city of Gorinchem, central in the Netherlands. Since the 70's, Merford creates solutions from engineering to assembly. All that time, growth and development have been at the heart of our organisation.

Our business units each have their own unique features and serve a wide range of areas. Merford Noise Control develops and fabricates (integrated) industrial noise solutions. Its sister company Merford Acoustic Materials offers components that help with acoustic challenges in its broadest sense. Merford Special Doors is a valuable partner for the construction sector, with doors and facades that comply with demanding features such as noise insulation in combination with fire resistance.

Awards

Our recent Awards include:

  • Royal Academy of Engineering – Silver Medal Awarded to Chief Technology Officer, Dr Daniel Elford, (2019)
  • Institute of Physics (IOP) – Business Innovation Award (2018)
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Innovation Award for Emerging Technology Design, (2018).
  • John Connell Award for Innovation - Noise Abatement Society, Sponsored by the Institute of Acoustics, (2016).

University programme

To further strengthen our internal R&D effort, Sonobex is developing close collaborations with some of the world's leading Universities that specialise in acoustics.Our collaborations enable us to develop leading edge technology to further enhance our rich IP portfolio through sponsorship of key project work and PhD and other research studies.

Our Research and Development efforts focus on the next generation products and solutions for noise control. We are constantly striving to expand and upgrade our noise control technology using the latest knowledge in physics and acoustics. We currently sponsor and collaborate on projects from UK Universities such as the University of Sheffield and Brunel university.

Our strategic technology road map is rightfully challenging to ensure the company actualises its vision. We believe that our relationships will help us achieve this.

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