Shropshire-based Grainger & Worrall, a castings specialist, has been recognised for its pioneering “next generation” castings work with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category. The award recognises G&W’s utilisation of expertise and technology in casting design and simulation, materials development, digital sand printing and dimensional and integrity validation.
Matthew Grainger, CEO, Grainger & Worrall, said: “We are exceptionally pleased to be recognised by the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, especially as it is the third time we have received such an award and underlines our ongoing commitment to be a global leader within our industry.
“The progress we have made towards establishing next generation castings has very much been a team effort, and the award comes as a welcome bright spot of good news when so many of us have had our lives and work disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We look forward to an opportunity, hopefully later in the year, when we are all in a better position to celebrate this achievement.”
Grainger & Worrall has developed next generation castings in response to the challenges faced by the global transport industry in terms of reducing emissions and fuel consumption.
Mr Grainger added: “The automotive market is moving towards ever more complex and structurally sound castings.
This is particularly the case in high performance aluminium alloys, and our knowledge and experience combined with our ‘state of the art’ facilities means we have been able to develop the next generation of aluminium and non-ferrous castings.
“By blending digital manufacturing and 3-D sand printing with our design and materials experience, we are enabling customers to design, produce and validate complex components within a compressed timescale.”
He concluded: “Our Next Generation innovations deliver real benefits for component suppliers in reduced cost, improved efficiency and rapid turnaround. We look forward to working with the industry to maximise these benefits when current restrictions are lifted.”