14 Feb Chamberlin & Hill opens new Walsall site
Castings firm Chamberlin & Hill has opened a new site in Walsall to house the casting firm’s new state-of-the-art machines.
The 21,245 sq. ft. unit will manufacture turbo-charger bearing housings that are produced by Chamberlin & Hill’s Walsall foundry. The housings are installed in vehicles to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and make engines more energy efficient.
The £1.6 million investment will also result in 33 local jobs, said chief executive Kevin Nolan. He said Chamberlin has won major multi-million pound contracts to supply fully machined turbo charger bearing housings and this expansion is part of a new phase of expansion to exploit the company’s position as the only fully integrated supplier of grey iron bearing housings in Europe. “We are delighted to be launching our new machining facilities from this new site on Bloxwich Lane Estate,” he said. “These new facilities support our work at our Walsall foundry, which is a leading producer of bearing housings for the automotive industry. “Our new machining capability will help to drive a new phase of growth and we expect to be increasing our investment in the site further as production builds.”
As reported in the Express & Star