30 Jun Chamberlin & Hill Castings Ltd joins Cast Metals Federation
Chamberlin and Hill Castings Ltd is the latest foundry to join the Cast Metals Federation. Part of Chamberlin plc, Chamberlin and Hill is the group’s light castings division and is located at Walsall, where the company has been making grey iron castings for over 125 years.
The company specialises in producing iron castings up to approximately 25kg, often with complex shapes and fine tolerances requiring highly skilled manufacturing methods, supplied into an increasingly diverse range of markets, such as the automotive and hydraulics industries. This is supported by a 20,000sq ft. facility, filled with state-of-the-art CNC machinery to offer a fully integrated service.
The company can also offer design and rapid prototyping to castings users and for the foundry industry has recently introduced sodium hydride cleaning and laser etching of castings.
Chamberlin and Hill are increasingly working with customers who are looking to reshore or localise casting supply. They are also proud of the successful launch of their own range of cookware under the brand name EMBA, and various types of gym weights for the fitness equipment sector under the brand name IFW (Iron Foundry Weights).
“We are delighted to welcome Chamberlin and Hill back into the Federation” says CMF CEO Pam Murrell. “As a sector it is import that we work collectively to showcase and support the UK casting and foundry industry as a vital part of the wider UK manufacturing sector. The industry is a key part of the circular economy for metals as it is foundries who take the scrap metal (that arises from other sectors and from parts at end of life) and turn it into new highly engineered components in metal for a wide range of sectors, from automotive to energy generation, from construction to rail transport – all sectors that will be important for the transition to net zero.”
Darren Pritchard, Divisional Commercial Manager for the Chamberlin plc foundries agreed saying, “We are looking forward to being able to actively engage with the CMF and other members from the UK industry at this important time for UK manufacturing. We intend to take full advantage of the services offered by the CMF to help us grow our business and ensure we are able to remain globally competitive.”