News Details

Acquisition of Meighs Castings Ltd, Stoke on Trent

Date: 18-01-2017

Press Release
20th January 2017


Westley Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Meighs Castings Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom.


Meighs Castings has a heritage very similar in nature to Westleys and Spunalloys, which are at the cornerstone of Westley Group operations. All three of these manufacturing divisions specialise in the supply of high integrity components that are machined and assembled for complex and demanding supply chains.

Westley Group has existing, extensive static casting operations in the Stoke-on-Trent area, however it is expected that it will be necessary to run both Meighs and the existing operations from their respective sites for the foreseeable future. There is deep recognition that the success of this acquisition requires the full support of the respective customers and partners of both Meighs and other Westley Group companies and that to facilitate this it must be ensured that all service levels are maintained and improved and that the commercial parameters are maintained so that the customers achieve the same level of competitive supply. To this end we will be consulting and working closely with our customers to ensure that we set up secure and transparent operating models going forwards.

Rob Salisbury (Westley Group Commercial & Development Director) commenting on the acquisition stated that “the amalgamation of Meighs into the Westley Group existing operation creates one of the most capable and well-resourced copper and nickel based cast and forging component suppliers in the UK, Europe and possibly the World. Our ability to offer complete DFM and complex build to print packages is industry leading”.

Further information should be sought from existing contacts where we will be pleased to provide more information.


MEIGHS CASTINGS LTD


Overview
At Meighs Castings we are recognised worldwide for our technical ability and metallurgical knowledge. We can offer advice to our customers in selecting the ideal alloy for heat, wear and corrosive environments. We are able to leverage both conventional processes and our own proprietary HPLT casting processes to minimise turbulence during pouring and produce sand castings of the highest integrity. We continually refine alloys and techniques to provide innovative metals solutions for customers with the most demanding corrosive applications.

Why not call us on +44 (0)1782 844055 to discuss your component needs?


Processes and Capabilities
Our on-site engineering staff work closely with our customers.

  • Design for manufacturability
  • Alloy selection for enhanced performance in your environment
  • Optimized manufacturing process selection
  • Solidification and flow modelling employing MagmaSoft and SolidWorks
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Program management

  • Melt and Pour Capacities

  • Bronze: to 7,500 kg (16,500 lb) poured weight / 4,000 kg (8,800 lb) ship weight
  • Steel: to 2,000 kg (4,400 lb) poured weight / 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) ship weight
  • Nickel and Copper-nickel based: to 3,000 kg (6,600 lb) poured weight / 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) ship weight
  • Envelope to 2,438 mm / 96” cube

  • Speciality Processes

  • Low turbulence casting employing our HPLT process technologies can produce defect-free component quality levels
  • Advanced core-making capability for components with intricate internal passageways
  • Project management for finish machining, kitting, full assembly
  • Certified welding and weld procedures
  • On-site pattern making
  • Rapid prototyping Heat Treat
  • On-site heat treat to NES 746

    Materials
    We routinely pour a broad range of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys

  • Nearly any bronze alloy
  • Stainless Steels
  • Nickel based
  • Specialty and proprietary alloys
  • Testing Capabilities
  • Laboratory and Non-Destructive Testing
  • On-site radiography to NES 729Pt1
  • Dye-Penetrant
  • NES 729Pt4
  • Mil STD 271
  • Ultrasonic

  • Materials Testing

  • Chemical Analysis
  • Tensile
  • Impact
  • Hardness
  • Magnetic permeability
  • Conductivity
  • Accreditations and Certifications
  • ISO 9001:2008
  • DNV
  • BV (Bureau Veritas) approved
  • NORSOK (4A Duplex Stainless Steels)
  • Many customer-specific certifications

  • MEIGHS CASTINGS LTD
    Campbell Rd.
    Stoke on Trent ST4 4ER, England
    Tel: +44(0)1782 844 055
    Fax: +44(0)1782 744 476