This aluminium and iron castings business supplies the motorsport, defence and aerospace industries and has developed complex engine block castings for demanding customers, including Formula One teams, Aston Martin and Bentley. Export sales to America, China, India and continental Europe now comprise half of its business, reaching £12.6m in 2012. Founded in 1946, the Shropshire company is still owned by the Grainger family and is led by brothers Matthew 49, and James, 47.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank197
CompanyGrainger and Worrall
ActivityCastings manufacturer
LocationShropshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa24.79%
International sales £000s12,552
Total sales £000s30,170
Staff313
Founded1946
Websitewww.gwcast.co.uk

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