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.
16 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. 80% 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 5 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 attended the annual dinner of the Cast Metals Federation understanding that they had been nominated as one of the finalists for Company of the Year. Our application featured the path to achieve required output expansion through new equipment; new peopleand training and succession management for the future at all levels. The application also noted technical developments to improve quality and uptime. The application was sufficiently compelling to justify success and make Castalum the winner of the very handsome industry leader trophy
The continued investment by Castalum in new diecasting equipment has meant that our diecasting base remains, probably, the youngest in Europe. Castalum has invested in the order of £23 million since the MBO in 2009
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.