Aerospace and motorsport surface engineering specialist Wallwork Heat Treatment is marking the election of technical director Peter Carpenter to Fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD), and his qualification by examination as a Chartered Director. Peter explained, "I have taken both the IoD certificate and diploma courses at Salford University and join a group of just over 1000 Chartered Directors world-wide."
Peter has been a director of the Bury and Birmingham businesses since 1992, having joined as a metallurgist in 1983. "There have been significant changes in the industry over 30 years, our main activity is still in heat treatment for general engineering, but with more customers in advanced sectors such as aerospace, motorsport and nuclear there are new technical challenges. This has required major investment in research and development leading to more sophisticated thermal treatment and coating processes," Peter explained.
Peter was involved in the selection and acquisition of Cambridge based technical coating specialist Tecvac in the late 1990’s. To build the business he initiated substantial investment, including relocation to a new purpose built factory, new equipment and the establishment of research, development and metallurgical laboratories equal to that of leading university metallurgical laboratories.
The Wallwork Group has stayed a family owned business since it was first registered in 1959 as a heat treatment processor, moving to the Bury site in 1979. In 1984 the company acquired its first vacuum heat treatment furnaces and shortly after set up a foundry to produce heat resistant castings for its own use and sale.
The Birmingham factory was established in 1989. The acquisition of Tecvac in Cambridge, to provide a specialist coating capability, followed a decade later. Operating from three sites and with a fleet of over 40 vehicles the Wallwork Group now provides a nationwide service to manufacturers in aerospace, motorsport, instrumentation, medical devices and other demanding fields.
As a private company, the Group has always re-invested profits back into the business. This has included new plant to expand capability, research facilities to develop new surface treatment process and investment in a skilled workforce. Services provided by the group are accredited by leading national, international and company accreditation schemes for their quality and consistency.
Simeon Collins, Sales Director
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Wallwork Heat Treatment Ltd, Lord Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0RE
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