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20th Oct, 2021

Droitwich's Deritend specialist casting plant to be given £7million expansion, accommodating 300 jobs

A SPECIALIST casting plant in Droitwich is being expanded with £7million worth of investment which will lead to it accommodating 300 employees and becoming more efficient.

Doncasters Precision Casting Deritend, based in Vines Lane, is benefitting from a share of a £100million capital programme from its parent company Doncasters Group.

Deritend produces 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’s general manager, said: “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, added: “I am delighted 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.”

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