Lighter auto parts demand propels Alucast sales

Major opportunities in the automotive sector are promising to help Alucast hit the £10 million sales mark over the next two years.

Alucast, a specialist supplier of sand gravity and pressure castings, is targeting £3 million of new product introductions after impressing car makers and tier1s with its quality and technical expertise.

Backed by MAGMASOFT software, the company has been able to take a greater role in designing and prototyping lightweight structural parts and this has already led to £500,000 of work.

It has also used the expansion to enhance its management team by appointing Martin Haynes as quality and technical director, responsible for delivering world-class performance and new model introductions.

John Swift, managing director of Alucast said: “There is a real momentum towards using aluminium in components, basically driven by the need to take weight out of vehicles. This is an area we have significant expertise in and this has resulted in us being nominated for a lot of new work that we have gone on to win. The pipeline of opportunities is looking even better and I’m confident we can hit £10 million by 2018.”




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