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The ironfounding operation at Derwent Foundry was first introduced in 1946 by Wragg & Hawksley to produce cast iron pipes for the water industry. In 1950 the foundry was acquired by WH Davis & Sons Ltd to supply castings for their railway wagon building business. Following a management buy out in 1984 the company was renamed Derwent Foundry Ltd and following its closure in July 2002 was bought by its present owners and renamed Derwent Castings Ltd.

Derwent Castings is situated in the picturesque village of Whatstandwell, on the edge of the beautiful Peak District. The foundry occupies a 5 acre site alongside the River Derwent just 
off the main A6 road some 5 miles south of Matlock and 5 miles north of Belper. Our central location provides easy access to the major road networks including A38, M1, M18, and M42 allowing production to be easily and efficiently distributed to all parts of the country.
Moulds of unlimited size can be produced using the most modern air setting (boxless) sand systems. Computer controlled blending of moulding sands produces moulds with consistently high definition and dimensional accuracy. Our team of fully skilled moulder/ coremakers enables us to provide both traditional loose pattern moulding as well as the more modern boxless moulding system.

The latest in electric induction melting provides the flexibility to produce the widest range of Grey, S.G. & alloy irons to the correct specification every time. An independent Namas approved test laboratory performs mechanical, physical and chemical testing.

All our castings are fully shotblasted fettled and primer painted if required. Patternmaking and machining facilities available.

Ouality Control

Derwent Castings Ltd operates a Quality Management System in line with the requirements of ISO 9001. Our policy is right first time, on time, every time.

M/C Tool, valves, gas and water, power generation, pulleys and flywheels, structural, architectural and general engineering castings, and one-off and low volume batch castings.

For further information, please feel free to contact us at:

Derwent Castings Limited
Whatstandwell, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5HG
Tel: 01773 852173 | Fax: 01773 856632
Web: www.derwent-foundry.co.uk
E-Mail: info@derwent-foundry.co.uk
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