Monday, 5 December 2016

G&W Invests £5 million in machining capacity

Grainger & Worrall (G&W), which provides engine casting to Porsche, Aston Martin, Bugatti and McLaren, is to open a state-of-the-art, £5 million machining facility at its site in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
G&W, which claims to be the UK’s leading provider of high precision casting technologies, says the new centre will be operational from early 2017 and will centralise the company’s machining operations.
With a high-end, controlled environment, the new facility will further shorten the engine development process, while maintaining the highest output quality. The new machining facility will also help to deliver production-capable parts at prototype level, thus reducing lead times.

The 33,000 square feet temperature-controlled machining facility will include seven vertical, two five-axis and six horizontal machining centres, alongside five CMM measuring machines. The state-of-the-art equipment will further enhance GW’s already world-leading production process.
Installed in a purpose-built environment, the all-new facility will allow GW to improve its measuring capacity and capability, while also housing, the existing equipment currently installed at the company’s site in Telford.
Mark Davies, plant director of GW Machining, said: “Coming at an investment of more than £5 million, our new machining facility will help to improve product quality and will also provide our staff with the state-of-the-art equipment to develop the projects of tomorrow.
“I am especially pleased that all of our people in Telford are moving to the new facility in Bridgnorth. I think it is great testament to the company and shows they are engaged and want to be part of GW, which is brilliant.”
This latest announcement follows the recent news that Aston Martin has confirmed GW as the preferred engine castings partner for the new DB11. GW also provides high precision castings to a number of F1 and NASCAR motorsport teams . JaguarLandRover (JLR) is also another customer. And, as readers will know, G&W is a major supplier of prototype compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder blocks and heads for a range of gasoline and diesel engines.

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