Leading figure pays visit to foundry
March 12, 2019
A leading figure in the casting industry paid a visit to Coventry-based Sarginsons to meet the team and hand over a prestigious award.
Dr Pam Murrell, of the Cast Metals Federation, headed to the Torrington Avenue foundry after the company picked up the Federation’s Component of the Year at the Casting Industry Achievement Awards 2018.
The company was awarded the prize for its innovative work on a front sub-frame for the Jaguar Land Rover L551 21MY for its prototype launch.
Sarginsons was asked to create the part from single piece aluminium frame – something which had never been done before and many in the industry felt was impossible.
Pam’s visit saw her hand over the award to the team and get a feel for the impressive work that the company undertakes on behalf of a range of clients.
She said: “Sarginsons has been consistently proactive in developing the company and the wider industry, whether through investing in new technologies, supporting industry training events and hosting visits, engaging with university-led programmes such as LiME at BCAST, Brunel University, as well as supporting local schools with industrial engagement programmes and taking on apprentices.
“I think this outward looking attitude is to be commended and leads to involvement in innovative projects such as the one being celebrated by this award.
“This is a good example of the approach that many of our member companies take, and we are delighted to be able to celebrate the achievements of the UK industry through our annual Best of British Awards.”
Kevin Brierley, Sarginsons Technical Manager, said: “We were delighted to welcome Pam to Sarginsons. The whole team was very proud of our achievement in winning the award and this was an opportunity for us to celebrate that.”
Pictured: Pam Murrell and Kevin Brierley with the team from Sarginsons