We are very proud of the fact that all our staircases, railings and balconies are produced right here in Britain and our foundry is a key part of that. It supplies all the aluminium components for our pieces and means we have total control over the quality of both raw materials and production. Following an investment of over £300,000, we’re pleased to announce that our new modern foundry buildings are open.
The site has been a central part of local life in Milton for over half a century, and most of our foundry team live in and around the village. In recent years, however, it had become clear that we were out-growing the original buildings and that a new, modern facility was needed.
Our priority was always to keep the foundry rooted within the Milton community. As no other suitable sites were available locally, we made the decision to demolish some of the original buildings – replacing them with an all new facility which offers more space and provide a lighter working environment to support the health and wellbeing of our team. This is a major investment which we hope will support the local area. Great care has also been taken to limit the changes for the nearby residents with the ridge height restricted to that of the original building.
The new unit houses the fettling, sand casting, finishing and core shop and also provides space for an office on the upper floor. The only other process – die casting – continues in the remaining older buildings whilst we complete work on their replacements.
We’re confident that this fantastic new facility will help us to keep making strides forward as a business and ensure this fine trade remains active within Staffordshire for the next 50 years and beyond.