Continued investment in added value services will result in sustained competitive pricing for customers, says the UK’s largest non-automotive aluminium sand foundry. Harrison Castings has a 104-year legacy to uphold for reliability and quality, and in more recent years customers have had further confidence in supply thanks to a ‘just-in-time’ philosophy at the world-class facility.
In terms of attitude and commitment to customer satisfaction, very little has changed at the Leicester (UK) based foundry – customers in the high horse power engines power generation, construction and defence, medical and energy industries can rely on quality and speed of supply thanks to on-going investment which has resulted in efficient production methods and competitive pricing.
With regards the foundry itself, the transformation year on year is palpable with the most recent investments concentrating on bringing added value services in-house including new shotblasting and heat treatment facilities. Significant investment has also been made on dust extraction equipment throughout the plant. The wide range of capital expenditure has enabled Harrison Castings to place greater emphasis on tier 1 customers where technical capability and reliability of supply is critical.
“We have expanded the site by acquiring adjacent premises and have made continued investment in capital equipment to the value of £2m in recent years,” managing director Mick Jenney told Castings Buyer. “This is all in added value equipment so we can bring more processes in house. It means we have the control on site and can save the customer money.”
Suppliers of Large and Small Sand Castings
Supplying fully machined castings to a broad customer base, Harrison Castings has become synonymous with large sand castings up to 350kg but the company is equally proficient in the supply of much smaller castings where they apply the same attention to detail and first class production methods.
“We have capabilities at all levels and we make a lot of smaller castings, our competences are wide ranging,” Mick Jenney said.
The future plans are to broaden the manufacturing process and product base. Expansion into gravity and low pressure processes is on the cards, which will enable the foundry to use its extensive in-house knowledge of individual customer requirements and components to progress with the customer as they make the move into higher volumes. This is a significant advantage to customers who can benefit from the relationship they have built up with the foundry and remain with a supplier they have confidence in.
For many years Harrison Castings has placed investment at the top of its agenda and customers can have faith that this will continue to be an on-going mantra for the years to come. Whether you need a 0.5kg or a 350kg aluminium casting – this is one progressive foundry that can satisfy this requirement now and into the future.
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