Standard bearers: Sheffield Forgemasters International pays homage to a tradition that dates back to the industrial revolution
Company maintains full range of offerings from high-integrity casting and forging to engineering design, and research and development services
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With a history of innovation dating back to the dawn of the industrial revolution, multiawarded company Sheffield Forgemasters International is the successor to the most famous industrial manufacturers in Britain, the epicentre of the technological upheaval. The company today maintains technological superiority as it provides a full range of offerings from high-integrity casting and forging to engineering design, and research and development (R&D) services. Such expertise benefits many sectors worldwide including offshore oil and gas exploration, nuclear and hydropower generation, defence and petrochemical sectors.
“Our focus on technical excellence, R&D and continuous quality improvement allows us to manufacture the world’s largest castings and push the boundaries of advanced forging and casting techniques,” says CEO Graham Honeyman. “Such technological advantage enables us to create products with the highest integrity in the world.”
Reinvesting about 8 per cent of its annual turnover into R&D, Sheffield Forgemasters pioneers technologies from new steel chemistries to design and refinement of mechanical processes to ensure the utmost product safety. The company has set up Vulcan SFM, a design company dedicated to the offshore oil industry, and Sheffield Forgemasters RD26, which offers R&D services.
“Such a broad range of knowledge and experience ensures clients the most efficient way to consistently achieve the best results,” Honeyman says. “Our design solutions have been proven to reduce manufacturing lead times and improve efficiencies.”
This commitment has earned Sheffield Forgemasters the trust of Westinghouse Electric, BAE Systems, Babcock & Wilcox, Severstal, Rolls-Royce, Shell, Oil States International and many others. In Asia, the company has been present for more than 30 years, and has served Chinese companies such as Harbin Electric, Dongfang Electric and BRC.
“We are expanding our Far Eastern business over the next five years,” Honeyman says. “We welcome forward-thinking partnerships that will give us the opportunity to share our products and unparalleled heavy engineering expertise.”
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