Wallwork Group Expanding in the North East
(Picture: left Luke Collins, right Dr Forster)
Consett, County Durham based Metaltech Ltd is joining the Wallwork Group. Both our companies specialise in the thermal processing and coating of metals and each brings additional metal treatments that will complement those of the other.
Metaltech was founded in 1981 by Ron Scott. Dr Graeme Forster joined the company in the early 1990's and became managing director. Both are qualified Chartered Engineers and they have been highly successful in growing the company to a skilled staff of 22, serving clients in the UK and internationally.
Dr Forster commented, “Joining Wallwork, a firm founded on the same principles of a business that believes people are its greatest asset, is a positive step as Ron steps out to pursue his other interests. I am looking forward to working with the Wallwork team. More importantly the deal will ensure the future of the business and employees as well as giving Metaltech the wider product portfolio of the Wallwork Group to offer our clients. The fact that the Wallwork Group are committed to continue processing in the North East was instrumental to the deal.”
Luke Collins, a graduate engineer with 12 plus years of experience within the Wallwork Group, will become site director at Metaltech. Luke explains, “This is a good fit for us and strengthens our range of metal heat treatments, hard coatings processes and customer service promise. Adding a facility in the North East means we can provide an even faster service to customers there and extend our transport service into Scotland, giving greater flexibility within our Manchester, Birmingham and Cambridge sites for further growth.”
We already have plans to invest in the Metaltech site and also base some of our transport operation there. Luke will permanently relocate to be near the Metaltech works.
As well as strengthening the geographical reach for Wallwork, the business extends processes such as the induction hardening of metals and adds new processes including Phosphate Coating.