CastAlum is an internationally acclaimed aluminium diecaster, located in Mid Wales. The site was a Greenfield development in the winter of 2000-2001, serving one customer only.
14 years on, the company supplies parts to the UK, Germany, Poland, Canada and Mexico and recently won its first order from a truck manufacturer in the Far-East. 70% of all production is for export, with our components going into vehicles produced by Jaguar, Aston Martin, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Fiat, Renault, Porsche and Mercedes.
Over the past 2 years the Company has invested heavily in the development of new products. Through our own investigation and expertise we have been able to bring a number of process solutions to bear in meeting world class quality standards.
Today, one in ten vehicles produced in Europe has a steering gear housing manufactured by CastAlum in Welshpool.
Castalum is continuing it’s investment program with the order of a 2000 tonne Buhler Prince HPDC machine. As with all of our diecasting equipment this DCM is part of a fully automated cell complete with a tower melt furnace. The cell will be installed for production by April 2016.
CastAlum's apprenticeship scheme continues to be one of the core components of the company, and we are pleased to announce the recent graduation of one of our apprentices. Nathan Field received a first class BSc honours degree in Computing, and was awarded the British Computer Society Prize for his final year project on Responsive Web Design. Nathan has been with the company since 2009 and has now moved into the full-time position of IT Engineer.
CastAlum continues to invest in the future with the recent arrival of new machinery to support a major new contract for RDU components for Volkswagen & Audi vehicles. This includes three new horizontal machining centres (2 x MAG, 1 x Heller). A brand new 1,850 metric tonne Buhler Prince High Pressure Diecasting Cell with a new Striko Westhofen Tower Melting Furnace has also been installed. This equipment has also enabled twenty-one new jobs to be created for the local area.