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Thomas Dudley announces major new acquisition

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Thomas Dudley Ltd

Leading West Midlands based manufacturer Thomas Dudley has underlined its commitment to investing in enhancing its manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of Black Country Castings Limited (BCC).

The move will enable Thomas Dudley to manufacture quality assured grey and ductile iron castings in mould sizes up to 870mm x 648mm via a Kunkel Wagner horizontal moulding line.

Mick Cramphorn, Foundry Director at Thomas Dudley explained “we have recently invested over £8 million to equip our foundry with world-class manufacturing technology including two new Disamatic moulding lines; a new Advanced Centre for Engineering; core making, coating and drying facilities and state-of-the-art quality suite”.

“The acquisition of BCC furthers this investment and will enable us to offer existing and new customers a genuine single source solution encompassing Disamatic, horizontal and air set manufacturing platforms”.

Located a short distance from Thomas Dudley’s existing foundry, BCC specialises in manufacturing castings up to 80Kg in weight and serves a number of strategic market sectors. The company has developed exceptional expertise in the production of highly intricate, large scale cores.

Mick Cramphorn added “over the last 5 years, the Thomas Dudley team has worked tirelessly to offer customers one of the UK’s most technically advanced foundries. The acquisition of BCC is another exciting move and we look forward to instilling our core company values, ethos and customer-driven approach throughout the business”.

Adrian Lacey (Manufacturing Manager), Mick Cramphorn (Foundry Director), 

Mick Harrison (General Manager) and Nathan Tucker (Process Improvement Engineer) 

pictured with Thomas Dudley’s newly acquired foundry’s moulding line.The news comes after Thomas Dudley recently scooped the prestigious Company Achievement of the Year award at the Cast Metals Federation awards dinner in Coventry. The award recognises Thomas Dudley as a foundry that has ‘taken itself forward during the last 12-18 months’ and ‘developed long term sustainable improvement in business performance’.

Further information on Thomas Dudley’s casting capabilities are available at
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Registered Office: 295 Birmingham New Road,
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SJ
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