Wall Colmonoy says that it is celebrating 50 years of metal processing in Pontardawe, Wales.

The company first established a London office in 1952, and later began alloy manufacturing in Motherwell, Scotland before transferring to a larger facility in Brackley, England. In 1969 it established its European headquarters in Pontardawe and build a larger facility to fulfill growing demand.

According to the company, the region was chosen due to the available skilled workforce and proximity to a major metal supplier, Inco (now known as Vale).

Wall Colmonoy has since increased capacity of the Pontardawe facility from 33,000 to 70,000ft2, and recently invested nearly £500,000 in its research and development laboratory, implementing new technologies in powder processing, automated brazing paste mixing and 3D printing. 

‘Wall Colmonoy is proud to be in Wales,’ said Bill Clark, CEO. ‘We have been there for 50 years and plan to be there for many, many more years. We are growing and look to the local community and universities to build our expanding business.’

This story uses material from Wall Colmonoy, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.