Left: skilled moulders casting
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.
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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