Delivering complex components for new automotive ‘light-weighting’ projects is reaping dividends for a Black Country supplier.
Alucast, which is one of the UK’s largest independent aluminium foundries, has secured over £3m of new contracts from carmakers keen to explore ways of reducing weight on future models.
Backed by support from Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Black Country LEP and the Black Country Growth Deal, Alucast has opened additional facilities adjacent to its Wednesbury headquarters to cope with the expansion, giving the company an additional 7000 sq ft of dedicated machining space. In addition, management recently signed off the £400,000 acquisition of three five-axis CNC machines from the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), which will help Alucast supply final machined parts to customers.
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