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News & Press: February 2020

MIA Business Excellence Awards triumph for Grainger & Worrall

20 February 2020  
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  • UK automotive castings specialist beats stiff competition for Export Achievement award as exports grow to over 50% of business
  • Grainger & Worrall global footprint grows to include German and Italian representatives, budding China relationship and opening of GW Inc. US sister company
  • UK business also subject to ongoing £6m investment plan focusing on enhanced manufacturing efficiency

In recognition of its sustained business growth and expanding global operations, automotive castings specialist Grainger & Worrall has been presented with the Export Achievement Award at this year’s prestigious Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) Business Excellence Awards. The achievement recognises the worldwide expansion of Grainger & Worrall’s business, culminating in the opening of its US company, GW Inc. and the development of its presence in Germany and Italy. This is alongside a £6m UK expansion programme that includes the build of two new, highly efficient melting towers at its Bridgnorth, UK headquarters.

“We are delighted to receive this coveted award, especially given the strength of nominees and the household names involved,” says Matthew Grainger, Grainger & Worrall director. “The Export Achievement Award doesn’t just recognise the growth of Grainger & Worrall, but the tireless effort of our dedicated, specialist staff who have helped carry the company’s name around the globe. Complementing our domestic expansion, exports have grown to over 50% of our business at an exciting time for the company.”

A previous winner of the award’s Business of the Year category, Grainger & Worrall supplies castings to leading motorsport teams across the world and in a variety of disciplines, including Formula 1TM, over one third of the last 24 Hours of Le Mans grid and the entire LMP2 class. As well as expanding its export business, most notably through the opening of its GW Inc. sister company, Grainger & Worrall has implemented an extensive £6m UK investment plan with a focus on enhanced manufacturing efficiency. This includes the addition of a third CT scanner, which increased the company’s throughput capacity by 50% while retaining stringent quality assurance and control. The company’s turnover has exceeded £60m for the first time and now employs over 700 specialists.

Chris Aylett, CEO of the MIA, commented: “Grainger & Worrall once again proves it is a shining example of how successful a business can be when the true potential of high-performance motorsport engineering is wholeheartedly harnessed. Through its programmes of significant investment in R&D, innovation and new technology G&W maintains a competitive edge which has undoubtedly led to this MIA Award, recognising the great progress their entire team has made in expanding export business”.

The MIA Business Excellence Awards celebrate the accomplishments and triumphs of the most significant companies operating within the motorsport industry, and the presentation night attracts over 400 attendees from all over the world.

See more at the Grainger & Worrall website.