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IVOSTUD purchases welding stud and end-customer business of OBTEC

27 September 2021, Breckerfeld/Menden, Germany – Following a long and intense planning phase, IVOSTUD GmbH has announced the purchase of the welding stud and end-customer business of OBTEC, from OBO Bettermann Group. OBTEC possesses significant expertise and has made a name for itself all over the world as a manufacturer of high-quality fastening elements for both industrial […]

Doncasters Droitwich Site Set For Expansion

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 […]

Doncasters Welcomes Credit Rating Upgrade

2 September 2021, Burton upon Trent, UK – Doncasters Group, a UK-headquartered international manufacturer of high-precision alloy components, welcomed the rating upgrade of its PDR and its first-tier loans by rating agency Moody’s. In addition, Moody’s has changed the outlook on all of Doncasters’ ratings to positive, reflecting Moody’s view that the Company’s revenue and […]

New furnace planned for Ross & Catherall

21 June 2021, Killamarsh, Derbyshire, UK – Doncasters Group, a leading manufacturer of high-precision alloy components and superalloys for performance critical applications, has today announced a £multi-million investment at its superalloys manufacturing plant in the UK. Ross & Catherall, based in Killamarsh, near Sheffield, England, is a specialist vacuum melting company producing highly specialised nickel […]

Doncasters Announces Legal Team Leadership Change

28 May 2021, Burton upon Trent, UK – Doncasters Group has announced the appointment of Helen Barrett-Hague as General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer, joining 1 June, as well as the departure of incumbent General Counsel and Group Company Secretary, Ian Molyneux, who has decided to step down from his role and will leave the business during […]

Blog: Turning Metals Into Motion

A New Chapter in the Doncasters Story After a year of change and consolidation at the highest level in the Doncasters business, we are excited to announce the next chapter in our 240-year story. Since March 2020 we have been under a new ownership, with a new Board in place, a renewed ambition for the […]

IVOSTUD And Hanyang Stud Welding Form Strategic Partnership

1 April 2021, Breckerfeld, Germany – IVOSTUD GmbH, the Germany-based international automotive stud-welding specialist, and HANYANG Stud Welding, Inc., Korea’s premier industrial stud welding company, have today announced a new strategic partnership. The new partnership, which takes effect from 1 April 2021, aims to capitalise on the strengths of both businesses and marks the entry […]

Doncasters Invests In Alabama Facility

31 March 2021, Oxford, Alabama, USA – Doncasters, a leading manufacturer of high-precision alloy components and superalloys for the aerospace, energy and automotive sector, has today announced a multi-million-dollar investment at its Southern Tool facility in Oxford, Alabama. The 160,000 sq ft precision casting facility is to benefit from a c.$3.5million capital investment to expand […]

Doncasters looks to the future as the group secures significant investment

7 January 2021 – Burton Upon Trent, UK Doncasters, a leading manufacturer of high-precision alloy components and superalloys, primarily for the aerospace, energy and automotive sectors, today announced a recent growth capital raise from its existing shareholders. The secured funding is the first step in a £100 million plus, multi-year, capital investment program as the […]

New General Manager appointed for Doncasters’ Bochum facility

7 October – Bochum, Germany Doncasters Group has today announced the appointment of Robert Frank as General Manager for it’s precision casting operation in Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, effective 1 November. Robert commented: “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to lead one of Doncasters Group’s largest facilities. Having already met a number of the […]

Simon Martle appointed Doncasters CFO

1 September 2020 – Burton Upon Trent, UK – Following a brief period as interim chief financial officer (CFO), Doncasters Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Martle on a permanent basis, from 1 September 2020. Mike Quinn, Doncasters’ CEO commented: “I’m delighted that Simon has accepted the permanent CFO role. Since joining us […]

Doncasters appointment targets aerospace market share growth

3 July 2020 – Burton Upon Trent, UK – Doncasters has today announced the appointment of Jason Wood as Sales & Commercial Director for its European region. The appointment bolsters the existing commercial team and represents an acceleration of the company’s strategy of pursuing market share growth opportunities by developing its partnerships with OEMs within the […]

Simon Martle joins Doncasters as interim CFO

11 May 2020 – Burton Upon Trent, UK – Doncasters Group has today announced the appointment of Simon Martle as the group’s interim chief financial officer (CFO). Simon will be responsible for leading the finance and IT departments and is expected to be in role for six months. In addition, Neil Robson of THM Partners […]

Dietmar W. Guttroff announced as IVOSTUD General Manager

6 May 2020, Breckerfeld, Germany – IVOSTUD, international automotive stud-welding specialist, has announced the appointment of Dietmar W Guttroff as General Manager with immediate effect. Dietmar was originally appointed as Global Commercial Director in January 2019 and has been acting as General Manager since March 2020.  During this time Dietmar has brought structure and focus […]

Developing an optimal superalloy for turbochargers

    24 April 2020, Sheffield, UK – Superalloys were developed to create components with excellent strength and creep resistance at very high temperatures. One example of this is in the turbine wheel of an automotive supercharger where the hot and corrosive gases involved necessitate a material that carefully balances weight, strength and durability in an […]

Doncasters completes restructuring and announces Board changes

6 March 2020, Burton upon Trent, UK –  Doncasters Group today announced the completion of its financial restructuring, as well as the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Non-Executive Chairman and a Non-Executive Director. The financial restructuring which has removed c.£900m of debt from the Operating Group’s balance sheet and improved liquidity to support […]

Doncasters receives Court approval for financial restructuring

21 February 2020, Burton upon Trent, UK – Doncasters, the 240-year-old international manufacturing group headquartered in the UK, is pleased to announce the sanction of its Scheme of Arrangement by the English Court today. Following a Lock-Up agreement in November 2019, the Scheme of Arrangement received overwhelming support from Doncasters’ lenders in a formal vote that […]


17 February 2020, Breckerfeld, Germany –  Leading automotive stud-welding system manufacturer, AVISTUD has announced a plan to rename its business. The last year was an exciting time for the team at AVISTUD. The business, which designs and manufactures cutting-edge stud-welding equipment for leading automotive manufacturers’ production lines, was set up as a standalone business following […]

Automotive stud-welding specialist AVISTUD celebrates significant new business in 2020

31 January 2020, Breckerfeld, Germany – AVISTUD has announced a new agreement with the BMW Group to provide its innovative stud welding systems to the premium automotive manufacturer’s production lines of its joint venture BMW Brilliance in China. Starting this year, the Germany-headquartered stud-welding specialist will be installing and supporting its N4s power sources, FSE1000s […]

Doncasters Group announces sale of Centrifugal Castings Division

6 January 2020, Burton upon Trent, UK Doncasters Group today announced the sale of its Centrifugal Castings Division, comprising Firth Vickers Centrispinning (FVC) and Paralloy to capital investment firm Nimbus. As part of a continuing strategy to simplify and streamline Doncasters’ manufacturing portfolio, Nimbus will acquire the FVC business based in Sheffield and the Paralloy […]

Doncasters Group Announces Lock-Up Agreement In Advance Of Financial Restructuring

27 November 2019, Burton Upon Trent, UK Doncasters Group Limited (“DGL” or the Group) is pleased to announce it has entered into a lock-up agreement with a significant majority of its first lien and second lien lenders to implement a financial restructuring. The subsequent financial restructuring will enable a major recapitalisation of the business, with […]

Doncasters Group announces the sale of UK based forgings and fabrications businesses and new leadership structure to support ongoing restructuring

18 November 2019, Burton upon Trent, UK  Doncasters Group today announced the completion of the disposal of its UK based fabrications and Blaenavon forgings businesses to Arlington Capital Partners, as well as a new leadership structure to support both the ongoing business transformation plan and the progression of its financial restructuring negotiations, which are at […]

Certified Alloy Products Inc awarded UTC Supplier Gold status

July 16 2018, Long Beach, CA  Certified Alloy Products, Inc. (CAPI) has been awarded UTC’s Supplier Gold status. Part of Doncasters Group, CAPI is a specialist manufacturer of vacuum-melted superalloys designed to be used in high-integrity, high-temperature applications. UTC Supplier Gold status is a coveted award requiring an unceasing dedication to quality, delivery and customer […]

Doncasters Group announces successful completion of sale of Nelson Fastener Systems

2 April 2018, Burton upon Trent, UK  Doncasters Group today announced the successful completion of the sale of the Nelson Fastener Systems business to Stanley Black & Decker Inc. Doncasters has retained the Nelson Automotive stud welding and equipment business as part of its Speciality Automotive division. David Smoot, Doncasters CEO, said: “We look forward […]

Doncasters Agrees to Sell Nelson Fastener Systems to Stanley Black & Decker

24 Jan 2018, Burton upon Trent, UK  Doncasters Group has reached an agreement to sell its Nelson Fastener Systems business to Stanley Black & Decker Inc for approximately $440 million in cash. The sale, which does not include Nelson’s automotive stud welding business, is expected to close later in the first quarter of 2018. The […]

Doncasters Trucast Expands Newberry Operation

Oct 30 2017, Newberry, SC  Trucast LLC., a manufacturer of components for automotive engines and power generation, announced today it will be expanding its Newberry operations, investing $3 million and creating 10 new jobs over the next few years. Part of the United Kingdom-headquartered Doncasters Group, Trucast was the first industry in Newberry County Industrial […]

Doncasters and Rolls-Royce enter into Framework Agreement for future and existing business

15 June 2017, Burton upon Trent, UK  Doncasters Group and Rolls-Royce have agreed base terms and conditions in the form of a Framework Agreement, covering the range of Doncasters Group manufacturing sites. This long-term contract recognizes the strategic role Doncasters Group has within the production supply chain for Rolls-Royce. Doncasters currently support a number existing […]

Certified Alloy Products Inc forge ahead with new product

February 8 2017, Long Beach, CA  Doncasters Certified Alloy Products Inc (CAPI) facility is pleased to announce the availability, and first order, of an exciting new product. Jason Peel, CAPI site lead commented: “I am pleased to announce that CAPI has successfully obtained its first purchase order for nickel alloy forged bar for an aerospace […]