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Doncasters Group Ltd is a leading international engineering company that manufactures precision components and assemblies for the aerospace, industrial gas turbine, specialist automotive, petrochemical, construction, industrial, transportation and recreation markets. The group excels in working with alloys and metals that are difficult to shape and form.

Doncasters has long standing and very close working relationships with all the leading global players in every area of its operations. Clients include Boeing, GE, MTU, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Snecma, Hamilton Sundstrand and Honeywell in aerospace and Ansaldo, Alstom, GE and Siemens in industrial gas turbine technology.

In automotive the company is a leading supplier of turbocharger components to BorgWarner, Holset, Honeywell and IHI as well as fasteners and stampings to the likes of General Motors, Volkswagen and Audi. We also supply a range of specialist fasteners, gear components and assemblies to civil, military and commercial customers across the transportation field.

Our high strength fasteners are also a favourite with construction companies around the world, featuring on such notable buildings as the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia.

In 2008 the group turnover totalled approximately US$1 billion and continues to grow. The group operates from sites across the UK, continental Europe, the USA, Mexico and China. Lean manufacturing and the use of Six Sigma principles are institutionalised in all of its facilities. The group currently employs around 5,000 staff worldwide.

The group prides itself in having a very close working relationship with its customers and has a very focused 'market driven' philosophy. In many instances new product offerings and time to market are the best in the industry. We are also able to offer a variety of unique solutions to highly complex engineering problems.

What differentiates Doncasters Group Ltd from mainstream engineering companies?

Many of our products are the result of technology and manufacturing skills that are genuinely unique to Doncasters. Together with our depth and breadth of processes we are positioned to offer complete 'Supply Chain' solutions for our customers.

We work very closely with our 'blue chip' customer base at every stage of the manufacturing and product delivery process.

The group offers numerous 'leading edge' solutions to the manufacturing of 'performance critical' components for highly demanding client applications.

We sit at the 'high value added' end of the industry and our products are used in a wide variety of technologically challenging applications.

Combining these skills and institutionalised lean manufacturing philosophy has resulted in the 'customer' being offered industry leading 'time to market' solutions at a level of cost that is also highly competitive.

Our philosophy is to find the best engineering solution for the customer's particular requirement or requirements which results in the creation of long standing commercial relationships built on mutual trust and understanding.

Doncasters has an approach to 'problem solving' that is driven by extremely focused R&D spending at divisional levels which is then converted into very high quality product offerings.

Our extensive use of CAD (Computer Aided Design) has enabled us to find innovative and very cost effective solutions to a very wide variety of extremely demanding applications that was not possible even a few years ago.

The products that we manufacture today or are being planned for the future will still be setting 'industry best' standards for many years to come.

We think and plan ahead in close collaboration with our client base, develop and manufacture the necessary commercial solution in ever shorter 'time to market' deadlines and, above all else, deliver what is required when it is required.

We are, as a result, a 'high technology' global engineering group that understands and is completely capable of servicing 'leading edge' customer requirements.

In brief, Doncasters has an extremely enviable global reputation in the industry that is as a result of many years of investing in product development, leading edge integrated solutions for customers and, above all else, its workforce which can be considered in many cases as amongst the most skilled in the world in the group's areas of expertise.

We are a very focused leading edge engineering group providing cost effective solutions to technically highly complex and demanding applications in every area of our expertise.



"The company prides itself in having a very close working relationship with its customers and has a very focussed market driven philosophy"