Queen's Award for Enterprise

IMECHE Casting Excellence Lecture and Site Tour

Grainger & Worrall (GW), played host to an evening event for Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), organised by Birmingham Young Members Panel. The evening saw the region’s brightest engineers go behind the scenes of the high-quality automotive castings company, to gain valuable insights from GW’s expert engineers.

Founded in Birmingham in 1847, the IMechE has over 115,000 members in 140 countries around the globe. Working closely with its members, the IMechE looks to encourage innovation across the sector, as well promoting engineering as a career of choice to the younger generation.

As part of the event, GW’s Engineering Director, Keith Denholm, delivered a presentation on how the industry-leading foundry delivers its cutting-edge castings to the exacting world of high-end motorsport and vehicle manufacturers, including such marques as McLaren and Bugatti.
This was followed by a tour of the Bridgnorth site, giving the engineers and apprentices the opportunity to get hands on with some of the pioneering processes used by GW.

Commenting on the event, Edward Grainger, a director at GW, said: “We are honoured to have been able to host an event for one of the oldest and most respected engineering institutions on the planet. The IMechE has been at the heart of the mechanical engineering profession for generations, inspiring engineers to enable ground breaking innovation, we are naturally delighted to support in our own small way. It was particularly encouraging to see many of GW’s own Graduate engineers and apprentices supporting and engaged in the event.

Categories: Castings