Accountable, traceable, sustainable

Socially and environmentally responsible, we actively improve the way we operate, to reduce our impact on the environment and ensure the safety of our employees. We manage highly sensitive projects with complete transparency and integrity, doing everything we can to build trust in Westley Group as a fully integrated foundry and engineering partner for industry leading projects.

Our Guiding Principles

Ethical and compliant in every way

  • We will provide a service-driven environment with all employees acting as the face of our business
  • We will provide a culture of continuous improvement that ensures our employees feel motivated and challenged by the business model that we provide them
  • We will provide sites that make our employees feel safe, valued and well organised. Leading to commitment, motivation and employee buy-in, with respect for each other and the shared objectives of the team
  • We will deliver industry leading quality to the customer
  • We will produce industry leading customer communication and on time delivery

Ethics and
Compliance

  • Openess and transparency
  • Fairness and equality of employment
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Environmental awareness and responsibility
  • Fair dealing and honesty

Our People

Our Employees are at the heart of our business

Together, the many talented individuals we employ are the face of Westley Group and widely respected by our competitors. We want them to feel motivated, protected, secure and challenged. Always dealt with professionally and politely, everyone is fully aware of our business objectives and the visions of each site. With continuous development opportunities and improvement initiatives, they are fully engaged team members who understand their own objectives, as well as feel empowered to contribute their own ideas.

280
employees

34
quality assurance technicians

41
skilled foundrymen

43
highly skilled machine operators

  • 18 apprentices

  • 7 machining engineers

  • 9 foundry engineers

  • 9 plant engineers

  • 6 skills toolmakers
  • Machine 6 million minutes
  • Melt 2.5 million kilograms of metal
  • Sell 250,000 units to over 30 countries
  • Utilise 220,000 square feet of production space
  • Invest £2million in capital equipment

Personnel Safety

Our employees are engaged, caring and embrace zero tolerance to unsafe situations, non-compliance and insufficient training to our standard operating procedures.

  • We proactively measure, promote and analyse workplace activities.
  • We optimise our utilisation of raw materials and energy resources.
  • We are all equal in our joint health, safety and environmental responsibilities.

Our BRONZE safety stance

  • Be aware
  • Routinely check
  • Only proceed if safe
  • Never compromise
  • Zero tolerance
  • Equality in safety

Climate Change

The biggest threat to the foundry industry is climate change, and Westley Group are proud to be facing this most critical of issues head on. We manufacture fully in accordance with International Environmental Management System 14001 2015 and are proud members of the Climate Change Levy scheme, a UK government initiative which responds to the impact of climate change by encouraging high energy using businesses to operate in a more environmentally friendly manner by utilising environmental tax and relief schemes.

SHIFT

Westley Group are founding members of the UK Safety & Health Foundry Targets Initiative (SHIFT) which is a scheme designed and managed by the UK foundry industry to share knowledge and best practice across the industry to drive down the rate and seriousness of accidents in foundries and associated metals businesses. It ensures that health and safety attains the prominence it deserves, focussing on a broad range of topics from risk assessment to manual handling , slips, trips and falls, to safe systems of work through to occupational health issues such as respirable crystalline silica, legionella, HAV’s and mental health. Members not only share best practice but also statistics on health and safety so that effective benchmarking can be achieved leading to the promotion of health and safety improvement initiatives across the Group.