Queen's Award for Enterprise

Grainger & Worrall continues expansion with appointment of Mark Powell in new directorial role

Automotive castings specialist, Grainger & Worrall has appointed industry expert, Mark Powell in a newly created position: Director – Foundry Operations. The announcement is the latest in a series of business developments by the Bridgnorth-based company, which was recently presented with the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) Export Achievement Award and reflects its sustained growth in 2019. The appointment is aligned with the continued roll out of its £6m investment plan, which focuses on enhanced production efficiency across its business worldwide.
Matthew Grainger, Grainger & Worrall’s CEO, says: “Mark Powell joins us with a wealth of experience and his knowledge will provide additional focus on our drive to achieve increased efficiency. He is a perfect fit for our family-run company and he can help communicate this ethos throughout our global operations. We look forward to working towards ambitious targets and on exciting plans together.”
Powell, who will be responsible for 350 employees, moves from an Operations Director role at a global Tier One automotive supplier and has extensive engineering and technical experience, including a previous industrial casting background. The role at Grainger & Worrall has been newly created with the aim of bringing the company’s diverse range of industrial foundry operations under single control. The alignment of Prototype Iron, Prototype Aluminium, Motorsport and Series Production business units will help streamline the company’s overall operations.
“Having begun my career in a technical apprenticeship and worked my way up the ladder in a variety of challenging roles, I have an appreciation of the operational efficiencies and internal communications required to ensure that everybody at Grainger & Worrall is working towards the same common goal,” explains Powell. “The restructuring of the company’s operations will help to encourage knowledge-sharing, including shared learning, and further promote consistent best practice by instigating process control improvements. It’s an exciting time for Grainger & Worrall, but also from a personal perspective. This is a great opportunity to work for a British engineering company that’s thriving at home and overseas, and I cannot wait to get started.”
Grainger & Worrall’s £6m investment plan includes the building of two new, highly efficient melting towers at its Bridgnorth UK headquarters, the addition of a larger, third CT scanner to expand throughput capacity by 50%, and the opening of its US company, GW Inc.. The company beat a host of household names to the MIA award, which crowned a winning year – one that included supply of castings to victorious teams in elite motorsport around the world.

Categories: Castings

Sunday Times Fast Track International 200

Shropshire castings company, Grainger & Worrall, the world’s leading total castings solutions provider, has been included in the fourth annual Sunday Times Fast Track International 200 survey. Published this weekend, the league table ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.

Grainger & Worrall was one of 26 Midlands-based companies to be included in this year’s Sunday Times Fast Track International 200 survey, which ranks companies using the last two years of available accounts.

Categories: Engineering

New Appointment | Matthew Snelson

The world’s leading total castings solution providers, Grainger & Worrall, has appointed Matthew Snelson to its senior team, as it looks to drive forward its ambitions in the automotive, motorsport, defence and aerospace sectors.

Grainger & Worrall Invests In Its Environmental Future

Grainger & Worrall, has gained ISO 14001 certification across all of its sites following the recent accreditation of its Telford facility. The latest ISO certification follows the Shropshire firm’s continued drive for environmental best practice across all of its sites and coincides with a £400,000 investment in infrastructure for a new natural gas grid connection at the company’s Bridgnorth facility.

Categories: Castings

Defence Equipment Update

SHROPSHIRE-based casting company, Grainger & Worrall, is targeting growth by securing new work in the defence sector.

Categories: Engineering

Grainger & Worrall invests in 3D technology

Shropshire castings company, Grainger & Worrall, has invested over £500,000 in an S-Print HHS 3D sand printer. The technology enables the Bridgnorth-based company to provide its customers with an additional innovative and highly advanced rapid prototyping solution.

Categories: Engineering

Is casting BIW components the answer?

The defence sector continues to look for new and innovative ways to reduce the overall weight of its frontline vehicles, in order to make them more agile as well as increasing their durability. World leading total castings solutions provider, Grainger & Worrall, believes that sand casting Body-in-White (BIW) components is the answer that the defence industry is looking for. Edward Grainger, director at Grainger & Worrall, explains why.

Categories: Castings, Engineering

A Fresh Perspective

Young people lack a work ethic to succeed in industry? Not according to Edward Grainger, director at castings firm Grainger & Worrall who thinks that if given the right support, they bring a fresh perspective and great ideas.

Categories: Engineering

Re-creating The Future

It could be considered a little strange that there should be significant challenges in bringing back to production an iconic engine for future generations to enjoy.

Categories: Machining

R&D100 Award

A UK-based specialist castings manufacturer supplying a diverse range of global industries including motorsport, defence and aerospace has been awarded a major international award for research and development.

Categories: Engineering

Queen’s Award 2012

Global market leader in their field Grainger & Worrall has received a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time for innovation. The specialist castings manufacturer supplies a diverse range of industries, including motorsport, defence and aerospace,and has built a worldwide reputation for developing some of the most complex castings for a very demanding customer base incorporating the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula 1.

Categories: Machining