Sarginsons Industries recognised as one of the top diecasting companies in the UK
January 8, 2016
Sarginsons celebrates success at the recent Cast Metals Industry Awards
The Cast Metal Industry Awards are run annually by the Cast Metals Federation, which seeks to recognise the remarkable developments that the leaders in British casting have achieved during 2015.
Sarginsons is proud to have received the highly commended accolade in the Company Achievement category, which noted our growing expertise in lightweight and hollow section automotive low-pressure castings as key.
The judges particularly praised our focus on innovation and research, which has included developing lightweight energy-absorbing aluminium structures for automotive use, along with its strategic partnerships with academia.
In 2015 Sarginsons invested in and delivered a well regarded education programme for the highly acclaimed Warwick Manufacturing Group’s Academy for Young Engineers.
Amongst other things, the programme enabled 80 engineering students to work alongside some of the UKs leading casters at Sarginsons Torrington Road Foundry, where they completed practical assessments in the use of x-ray, spectro analysis, dye penetration and mechanical testing.
Sarginsons has further enhanced its strategic partnerships through the development of its role as Industrial Partners for Brunel Universities AMCC (Advanced Metals Casting Centre) based at the university, whilst also sitting on the Industrial Steering Panel for the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Liquid Metal Engineering with Brunel, Oxford and Birmingham Universities.
Anthony Evans, Managing Director, said he was delighted the company has been singled out as one of the top performing casting companies in UK manufacturing.
“The Cast Metals Federation is the voice of the UK cast metals industry, representing more than 150 foundries and suppliers,” he said.
“Sarginsons Industries has experienced an exciting year which has seen the company make major strides in investing in the expansion of our foundry so enhancing our ability to introduce innovations in lightweighting which would not be possible without our expert team.
“The strengthening of our ties with prestigious academia through which we are able to share knowledge and help to develop the future engineers of UK manufacturing has been particularly rewarding.”
“We’re proud of the advances we’ve made over the last 12 months and delighted this success has been recognised by the Cast Metals Federation.”
Sarginsons was established more than 75 years ago and supplies components to the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Caterpillar, Bosch, JCB, Aston Martin and Rotork.