Incredible double award for Sarginsons
December 5, 2017
Sarginsons Industries has picked up an impressive double award as it comes to the end of an impressive 2017 for the world-leading lightweight casting company.
The company, which is based in Coventry on Torrington Avenue, has seen major growth in developing high performance cast aluminium alloys for the automotive and rail industries.
It has also invested heavily in making its operations and processes more environmentally friendly and it was Sarginsons’ commitment to the highest possible standards that helped scoop the two awards.
The first was the innovation award at the Cast Metals Federation Awards Dinner 2017 which was won in conjunction with Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) – an academic research centre at Brunel University.
The project with BCAST was to develop new lightweight aluminium alloys. The new alloy has a higher silicon content, and through careful development has produced an 85 per cent improvement in ductility compared with LM25 whilst delivering a 25 per cent increase in yield strength.
A patent has been filed and considerable interest is being shown by the automotive industry due to the savings in material use and CO2 emissions.
That was quickly followed by another award win – this time at the Coventry and Warwickshire SME Awards.
Sarginsons landed the Green Award after impressing judges with its investment in environmentally-friendly technologies that have not only reduced its own carbon footprint but that of its clients too.
Anthony Evans, managing director of Sarginsons, said: “We are very proud to have picked up two very different awards.
“The Cast Metals Federation Awards are our industry’s Oscars so to be recognised at that ceremony was extremely pleasing for everyone connected to the project.
“The fact that we also picked up an award at the Coventry and Warwickshire SME Awards was great news too – we invest in green technologies and are proud to be recognised on our own patch for this.”