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Mexichem Specialty Compounds Discovers New Sporting Heroes in Mexico

Two employees from Mexichem Specialty Compounds Melton Mowbray site competed in the annual World Corporate Games held in Mexico City, this September. The international games drew more than 3,000 athletes representing over 100 different companies both large and small.

Adam Watford and Darren Newton both entered the Triathlon event (swimming, cycling and running) and achieved remarkable results. Adam won the Bronze medal, in a time of 1 hour 13 minutes, whilst Darren came a credible 34th (out of 140 athletes) in 1 hour 28 minutes.

Both Adam and Darren are employees of Mexichem Specialty Compounds (formerly AlphaGary) in Melton Mowbray. Adam is an Operator in the factory and has worked for Mexichem for 9 years, whilst Darren is a Cell Leader and has worked for Mexichem for 14 ½ years.

The annual Corporate Games is a multisport event hosted in a different global location each year. Athletes representing different corporations compete in a variety of sports.

Mexichem came 7th overall in the Mexico games with a haul of 26 medals.

 The Corporate Games is unique

The Corporate Games is the world’s largest corporate multi-sport festival, open to everyone and to every size and kind of organisation. Mexichem and many of the world’s most successful companies are keen supporters of the Games and its ideals. Each year, more and more companies are realising how the Games can help them and their staff to achieve personal goals and help build teamwork.

The benefit to Mexichem of taking part in the Corporate Games is obvious. From health and fitness in the workplace, to teambuilding and networking, the corporate benefits add up. Additionally, the exposure to the hundreds of sponsors and participating companies creates brand exposure for us, develops new business opportunities and gives us the opportunity of meeting potential new clients.

For more than 25 years, over 170 Games have taken place in cities around the world. Over 20,000 unique organisations have been represented in the Games over the years, giving employees, colleagues, family and friends a chance to experience

competitive sport whilst representing their companies. Competitors wear the colours and logos of their organisation. There are no national flags, anthems or political ideologies. The aim is to build confidence, loyalty and team spirit. Medals and Corporate Awards are presented to winning athletes and organisations.

All sports, individual and team, are open equally to women and men with competition based on age. The Games encourages participation regardless of ability, or disability. The oldest competitor to date is 87.

The Games has been honoured by the patronage of leaders and sporting ambassadors from around the world, including Nelson Mandela, François Mitterrand, HRH Princess Anne and Sir Alex Ferguson.

With over 30 years' experience, Mexichem Specialty Compounds is at the forefront of Polymer compound technology, often developing custom-made solutions in partnership with our customers. Mexichem Specialty Compounds has three production facilities, two in USA and one the United Kingdom, servicing their global customer base in North & South America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and rapidly expanding into new markets thanks to synergies with other Mexichem companies.


Mexichem Specialty Compounds is a renowned PVC, LSHF Thermoplastic Elastomer compounds manufacturer. We are providers of compounds for a variety of markets including wire & cable data and telecom, medical devices, industrial and construction applications, automotive parts and various consumer goods. In addition to providing next-generation solutions based on market trends and environmental requirements, it can design compound materials to suit its clients' needs precisely. Mexichem Specialty Compounds' culture is based on close relationships with its customers and prides itself on retaining significant employee assets that amounts to decades of relevant experience.