— About us —

The voice for the UK cast metals industry

CMF Members come from every part of the industry and produce around 85% of all castings produced in the UK.  With over 120 foundries, ranging from global foundry groups to small jobbing foundries, our members supply precision finished parts and assemblies in a range of sizes, metals and process to the UK and global markets, an output valued at over 2 billion pounds.  A strong casting sector requires a successful supply chain for equipment, consumables and services, over 40 of whom are an important part of CMF’s membership.

As the single voice for the UK foundry industry, CMF promotes the UK castings industry as a whole, influencing discussions with government bodies, negotiating and consulting on UK and European legislation that affects us all.

For manufacturers across the world seeking the ‘Best of British Casting’ the CMF provides a single point of contact, whether for sourcing castings for every application and market sector or general information on the activities of the UK Foundry Industry.

As a Member of the European Foundry Association (CAEF) the Foundry Equipment Supplies Association (FESA) and the Metals Forum, we are well placed to inform and influence.

Based in the heart of the West Midlands and operating from the National Metalforming Centre, our small but dedicated team ensure that the needs of both UK foundries, foundry suppliers and castings buyers are met.


What we achieve every year




Million pounds sterling sales


Kilotonnes of castings



We represent the UK cast metals industry everywhere and serve the following sectors:


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Meet the CMF team


Wendy Bennett is the Chief Executive Officer of Lost Wax Development Ltd, a premium investment casting company serving the oil & gas, rail, aerospace and marine industries. The company also has fine art foundry producing works in stainless steel.

Wendy Bennett

Chair (Lost Wax Development Ltd)

Phil Rawnson

Immediate Past Chairman (MRT Castings Ltd)

Dr Pamela Murrell has spent her entire working life in the metals and foundry industry. She leads a small but dedicated and professional team who provide the high level of service that both members and key stakeholders have come to expect from CMF.

Pam Murrell

Chief Executive


Richard’s primary role is that of Health, Safety and Environment Officer and administrator of the sector’s safety initiative.

Richard Heath

Health, Safety and Environment Officer

Angela's primary role is to run the office on a day to day basic and co-ordinate the activities of the CMF to provide members with the exceptional service they appreciate.

Angela Mason

Office Manager

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