Engineering group Chamberlin has been given a £1.4 million boost with an order to supply specialist castings over the next 18 months.
Walsall-based Chamberlin (CMH) has agreed a deal for its heavy casting subsidiary, Russell Ductile Castings to supply to an unnamed “leading engineering group”, which is based in the UK, with operations globally.
The castings are for critical parts of equipment used by the natural gas industry and will be ultimately exported to the end customer and the first shipments have already been made.
Tim Hair, chief executive, of Chamberlin, said: “This is a prestigious contract win for our heavy castings subsidiary, based in Scunthorpe. Secured against significant competition, including European foundries, the win demonstrates Chamberlin’s strength in the production of technically demanding, high specification castings, where component integrity is critical.
“We believe that our heaving castings operation has scope to increase sales significantly and having strengthened the management in late 2009, we are pleased to see the benefits coming through in new orders.”
Mr Hair said the contract confirms RDC’s position as the UK leader in this market and its ability to succeed against European competition.
Chamberlin was formed in 1890 and first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1946.