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Holwell

Saint Gobain Holwell

The foundry in Leicestershire is a proud successor of the former Holwell Iron Company, which processed iron ore from nearby Asfordby mine.

Image photography

By Viktor Macha in 2019.

Plant facts and figures

The plant have an annual capacity of 100000 tons.

The following processes are conducted in the plant:

  • Foundry

This plant produces the following type of products:

  • Castings

Full description

The foundry in Leicestershire is a proud successor of the former Holwell Iron Company, which processed iron ore from nearby Asfordby mine. The first blast furnaces were constructed here in 1878 already and were in operation until the decline of ore mining in 1962.

In 1918 the works were merged with Stanton Iron Works Company which was sold to Iron & Steel Stewart and LIoyds in 1947. Around that time the first continuous casting process was put into operation here.

Holwell became part of British Steel Corporation in 1978 as a Tube Division. After privatization in 1997 the foundry was bought by french company Saint-Gobain, which runs the largest cupola furnace in the UK today.

Main data

Owner

The plant is owned by Saint Gobain

Address

Plant address: Holwell Works, Welby Rd, Asfordby Hill, Melton Mowbray LE14 3RE

Country

The plant is located in United Kingdom

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