— About us —

The voice for the UK cast metals industry

The Cast Metals Federation works to foster development, collaboration and innovation in the UK casting industry, in partnership with businesses and stakeholders, to promote good practice and represent the Best of British casting across the globe.

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.

As the UK member of the European Foundry Association (CAEF) and a full member of the Metals Forum, we are well placed to inform and influence.

CMF Members come from every part of the industry and produce around 85% of all castings produced in the UK.  From global foundry groups to small jobbing foundries, our Members supply precision finished parts and assemblies in a range of sizes, metals and processes to global markets, valued at over £2.2B.

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.

Our small but dedicated team strive to ensure that the needs of  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


Hi, I am Stuart Gregory, the Managing Director of Petrofer UK and also a member of the Petrofer Global Executive Committee, being involved with 42 countries worldwide, with a particular focus on the changing technology in automotive manufacture and the impact on business.

Stuart Gregory

CMF Chairman of Council (Petrofer UK Ltd)

Dr Pamela Murrell has spent her working life in the metals and/or 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 FICME

Chief Executive

Mike Naylor is the owner and director of Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd, a jobbing iron foundry based in Sheffield, UK. Over a hundred years old and still owned and managed by the same family, the company produces castings in grey, ductile, high chrome wear resistant, high nickel heat and corrosion resistant, compacted graphite and austempered ductile cast irons.

Mike Naylor

Past Chairman of Council - (Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd)

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

Abigail provides support, information & assistance with admin tasks, preparing reports and information for member companies, responding as necessary to third party enquiries.

Abigail Southall

Office Administrator

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