News


Longest serving employee retires after 50 years' service

Date: 29-8-2017

Walter Frank employee, Steve Allott, recently celebrated his retirement with the accolade of being Westley Group's longest serving employee. Amazingly, Steve has worked as a skilled machinist for

New Premises and Manufacturing Platform

Date: 21-8-2017

We are pleased to announce that we have relocated our combined business of Francis W. Birkett and Walter Frank. Following extensive investigation and planning we have concluded the sale of our

Static Casting Centre of Excellence: The Next Phase of Investment

Date: 8-5-2017

Press Release 8th May, 2017 Static Casting Centre of Excellence: The Next Phase of Investment. We are today embarking on a consultation process to create a centre of static casting exce

Walter Frank achieves Lloyds Register approval for PRV range

Date: 30-1-2017

   Walter Frank was recently awarded a contract to supply 260 pieces of our PRV9i pressure regulating valve for one of the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessels. The completed vessel

Walter Frank at Intersec trade fair, Dubai

Date: 30-1-2017

Walter Frank representatives have returned from Dubai following a very successful trip to the world-renowned fire and safety trade show, Intersec. This is our second time exhibiting at Inte

Acquisition of Meighs Castings Ltd, Stoke on Trent

Date: 18-1-2017

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

Westley Group - Forged Alloys

Date: 10-1-2017

Westley Group is pleased to announce it can now offer forged alloy products to complement its range of high integrity castings, machining and assembly services. In support of our focus to provi

Walter Frank at ADIPEC Expo, Abu Dhabi

Date: 11-11-2016

Walter Frank were pleased to exhibit at the 2016 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference - ADIPEC 7th – 10th November 2016. The event was held at the impressive Abu Dhabi Wor

Successful Delivery of Safety Critical Castings in Support of the Astute Submarine Build Programme

Date: 18-10-2016

Westley Group, Spunalloys Ltd are pleased to report the successful delivery of a full set of centrifugally cast ‘inlet/Outlet headers’ to GE Power [formerly Alstom Power] in support of BAE Sys

Westley Group to exhibit at Sea Air Space May 2016

Date: 23-3-2016

Westley Group are very pleased to announce their participation in the prestigious US defence industry exhibition and conference. To capitalise on Westley Group's growing reputation and standing wi

Walter Frank at Intersec 2016 Dubai

Date: 12-2-2016

Walter Frank were extremely proud to exhibit at Intersec 2016 in Dubai, UAE in January. With more than 1,280 exhibitors, Intersec is the largest exhibition in its industry and with visitors from 1

Group Apprentice Program

Date: 22-9-2015

Following the success of the Apprenticeship Program ran across the Group in 2014 and 2015 we are pleased to confirm that there will be a new program commencing on each of the sites for the forthco

Machine Shop Progression & Evolution

Date: 14-7-2015

Francis W. Birkett and Walter Frank are continuing to embark on the strategic development of their combined machine shop, assembly, warehousing and testing operations. This has led to the installati

Crossrail Contract Success

Date: 14-7-2015

Walter Frank are pleased and proud to announce that we have recently been awarded a prestigious contract for the Crossrail project in London, UK. Walter Frank’s designers and engineers have work

Continued Success of PRV9i

Date: 14-7-2015

Walter Frank has continued to enjoy success for its flagship pressure regulating valve – PRV9i. Since its inception the valve has continued to open new opportunities for Walter Frank throughout th

PRV9i valves destined for Middle East

Date: 1-10-2014

Walter Frank is proud to announce that it has won a +£500k contract for the supply of its PRV9i valve to one of its major customers. The pressure regulating valves are destined for the Middle East

When Aluminium Bronze is the Solution

Date: 1-3-2012

The following article features in the foundry trade journal, Castings Buyer, in the March 2012 edition. When Aluminium Bronze is the Solution Each metal has its strengths and weaknesses when it co