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Winner of the Birmingham Post Business Award.


Winner of the Cast Metals Federation Company of the Year Award.

In the 2006, Darcast Crankshafts Limited won the CMF Company Achievement Award for its technical and commercial developments over the previous 18 months.

John Parker, Chief Executive of the Cast Metals Federation Commented that “Darcast has been at the forefront of development in our industry. Technically, the company’s launch of a specialist high-strength cast iron has enabled engine manufacturers to reduce their costs by using a cast iron crankshaft rather then a steel forged unit characteristically found in high demand engines. This has enabled Darcast to increase sales of crankshafts by 32% overall and 70% to export markets, which is a massive achievement, and with material unique to Darcast, bringing considerable benefits to the UK casting industry”.
Chairman Paul Withey (left)
In the picture, CMF Chairman Paul Withey  (left) presents  the Chairman and Managing Director of Darcast Crankshafts, Leonard Bransby (right ), with the Cast Metals Federation “Company of the Year Award”.

The independent judging panel was also impressed with Darcast’s commitment and investment programme with £1m invested into R&D to produce the new material and the £15m in new plant, buildings, and laboratory facilities over the previous 5 years.


Highly Commended Component of the Year by the Cast Metals Federation for the development of a high-strength SG Iron material for crankshafts manufacturers.


Darcast Crankshaft’s parent company, Cornwall Holdings Limited, acquires the Yorkshire Mineral Company, one of the country’s leading producers for resin-coated sand.