17 September 2021, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, UK – Doncasters Group, a leading manufacturer of precision alloy components and superalloys, has today announced the latest beneficiary of its £100m capital programme in the form of a c.£7m investment at its Droitwich Spa facility.
Doncasters Precision Casting Deritend, based in Droitwich Spa, England, is an investment casting specialist producing nickel-based rotating blades and static components for the hot sections of industrial gas turbines for the global power generation industry.
Scheduled for completion in 2022, the investment comprises a 3,000m2 extension to bring the production flow under one roof ensuring greater efficiency and seamless operations, and the modernisation of the working environment across the whole facility.
Craig Smith, Deritend General Manager, commented: “This investment will allow us to operate more efficiently and reduce lead-times while providing an improved work environment for our 300 employees”.
“The investment underlines Doncasters Group’s confidence in Deritend and compliments the lean process, culture and capability improvement activities that we are undertaking to prepare Deritend for the opportunities of the future.”
Visiting the Deritend site, Mike Quinn, CEO of Doncasters Group said: “I am delighted that we are able to make this investment. This will allow us to enhance the technology and improve the manufacturing flow in line with our commitment to continuously improve our facilities and capabilities. It is an investment that is easy to make given that our employees have shown remarkable resilience during these challenging times, as we have been able to grow and improve profitability during the pandemic because of their commitment to Deritend’s success. As a result, our customers are continuing to increase their commitments to us for the long term.”