£1.2m investment proves a perfect 50th birthday present for Alucast

Apr 27, 2017

One of the West Midlands leading aluminium casting foundries is celebrating its 50th birthday in style after announcing plans for a new £1.2m technical centre and machine shop.

Alucast will start work on the new facility in June, which will house its existing CAD and MAGMA® casting simulation facilities, non-destructive testing capabilities and the firm’s new 5-axis CNC technology.

It’s part of an ambitious strategy that will see the company target up to £3m of new ‘lightweighting’ opportunities for complex castings in the automotive and agricultural markets.

This will see it recruit another 20 employees to cope with the planned expansion to £10 million sales,

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A leading Staffordshire fabrication specialist has cast aside uncertainty following the Brexit vote to secure more than £1.5m of new orders in just six months. ...

Download our Metal & Plastic Components Brochure

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Nov 04, 2016

One of Europe’s largest independent stamping and presswork specialists is heading to electronica next week (8th-11th) with a new innovation for the electronics sector. Brandauer, ...

MAN Newsletter October 2016

Oct 27, 2016

The Manufacturing Assembly Network October Newsletter is now ready for download. Read all about how one member is dismissing uncertainty surrounding Brexit by investing more than ...

PP pushes the button on £1m factory extension

Sep 06, 2016

One of the West Midlands’s fastest growing manufacturers is dismissing uncertainty surrounding Brexit by investing more than £1m on a new factory extension. PP Control ...

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