About Us

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About Us - Management Team
Our management team has over 100 years of collective foundry experience within Ballantine’s and many are 3rd or 4th generation foundry workers. All our management staff started their careers in house and worked up to the positions they are in today, learning a broad range of different skills and areas of proficiency along the way. Our wide range of technical and traditional skills gives us the ability to take on any contract, no matter how small or large.

Gavin Ballantine

Gavin has over 10 years of foundry experience and has previously been a senior manager of Ballantine Bo’ness Iron Foundry (BBI); employing just fewer than 100 people and managing an average yearly turnover of over £3 million. Gavin set up and runs Ballantine Castings Ltd. 

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Please see our case studies section to see the range of projects Icompleted from our works.

Alan McGillivray
Operations Manager

Alan has over 25 year’s foundry experience with Ballantine Bo'ness Iron Co and has reently moved to Ballantine Castings Ltd. Alan is in charge of the day to day running of all aspects of the foundry shop floor; this includes overseeing the furnaces (two 3 tonne electric Inductotherms), management of the 4 man maintenance team, management of the shop foreman and general control over Health and Safety practises in the workplace. Alan has worked in all aspects of the foundry and is qualified in almost every department – this experience proves invaluable due to the fluidity of his day to day duties. Alan is also the foundry’s Quality Assurance Manager and is the lead figure in the supervision and investigation of all metal related issues. As part of this role Alan is also responsible for achieving and maintaining the British Standard BSENISO9001/2008. In addition to this, Alan is the foundry’s chief metallurgist doing all the in house metal analysis and creating the individual charge sheets for different metal specifications in the furnaces. His strong ideals on quality assure that all the work we send out the door is of the highest quality.

Please see the metallurgy section to see the different grades of metals we are able to produce.

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