|Quality Iron Castings
The ironfounding operation at Derwent Foundry was first
introduced in 1946 by Wragg & Hawksley to produce
cast iron pipes for the water industry. In 1950 the foundry
was acquired by WH Davis & Sons Ltd to supply castings
for their railway wagon building business. Following a
management buy out in 1984 the company was renamed Derwent
Foundry Ltd and following its closure in July 2002 was
bought by its present owners and renamed Derwent Castings
Derwent Castings is situated in the picturesque village
of Whatstandwell, on the edge of the beautiful Peak District.
The foundry occupies a 5 acre site alongside the River
| off the main A6 road some
5 miles south of Matlock and 5 miles north of Belper.
Our central location provides easy access to the major
road networks including A38, M1, M18, and M42 allowing
production to be easily and efficiently distributed to
all parts of the country.
Moulds of unlimited size can be produced using the most
modern air setting (boxless) sand systems. Computer controlled
blending of moulding sands produces moulds with consistently
high definition and dimensional accuracy. Our team of
fully skilled moulder/ coremakers enables us to provide
both traditional loose pattern moulding as well as the
more modern boxless moulding system.
The latest in electric induction melting provides the flexibility
to produce the widest range of Grey, S.G. & alloy irons
to the correct specification every time. An independent Namas
approved test laboratory performs mechanical, physical and chemical
All our castings are fully shotblasted fettled and primer
painted if required. Patternmaking and machining facilities
Derwent Castings Ltd operates a Quality Management System
in line with the requirements of ISO 9001. Our policy
is right first time, on time, every time.
M/C Tool, valves, gas and water, power generation, pulleys and
flywheels, structural, architectural and general engineering
castings, and one-off and low volume batch castings.
For further information,
please feel free to contact us at:
Derwent Castings Limited
Whatstandwell, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5HG
Tel: 01773 852173 | Fax: 01773 856632
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