10 Jan 2016 Award Winners
CMF announced the winners of the 2016 Castings Industry Awards, at their Cast Metals Industry Awards Dinner.
The prestigious Component of the Year’ award was awarded to William Cook Cast Products for their valve cage for an engineered valve for the oil & gas industry. Made from a cobalt-based alloy this component brings castings to a whole new market and brings benefits to both the foundry and the customer.
The Company Achievement Award was won by CastAlum, a supplier of aluminium diecast parts for the global automotive and truck industries, from its manufacturing facility located in Mid Wales, for their move from five to six day working, investment in capital equipment and people, and growth in manpower and sales.
The Innovation Award was won by Hall & Botterill, and aluminium gravity die caster based in Leeds, who produce a range of architectural and engineering castings, for their in-house development of a robotic fettling plant, hydraulics system and cooling system.
“Through the Cast Metals Industry Awards we can recognise the many remarkable developments that are happening throughout our industry. In the UK foundry industry we see examples of innovation, problem solving, risk taking, investment and ambition for the future day in and day out. It is important to give credit to those who lead the way and these three companies certainly carry that mind-set,” said Pam Murrell, Chief Executive of the Cast Metals Federation which organises the awards.
Photograph shows Simon Alexander of William Cook Cast Products (left) and Peter Radcliffe of CastAlum as they congratulate each other on their awards.