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Perfect Coatings

Added on May 4th 2017

Since Sandwell’s inception in 1997, we have been working with Whitford Worldwide, the UK producers of Xylan industrial coatings. In the early days, we primarily applied the Xylan coatings to rally car suspension components, Xylan’s corrosion and abrasive resistant and non-stick attributes making it ideal for this environment. Since then, having worked with Whitford and gained their “Recommended Coater” accreditation, we consider the appli... Read more


Sandwell Upgrades Facility

Added on May 4th 2017

Each year October/November heralds the start of what is the busiest time of year for Sandwell. This year – just to keep things interesting Sandwell decided to undergo a major factory restructure at the same time.Our timing was not ideal – but we made it - and thanks to the hard work and co-operation of the whole team we managed to complete on schedule, whilst also meeting the expectations of our customers – in what turned out to be our ... Read more


Super Superfinish!

Added on December 21st 2016

While Sandwell continues to develop their superfinishing capability to meet the needs of its F1 and other high end customers, every so often, they get asked to assist with some pretty special projects. One of these was the restoration of a 1937 Bugatti 57S. Sandwell were commissioned to Superfinish transmissions parts and the camshafts for this magnificent car. Sandwell have recently expanded their superfinishing capabilities with the addition of... Read more

Colin McGrory with the Shot Peener of the Year Award

Sandwell’s Technical Director Colin McGrory Receives Shot Peener of the Year Award

Added on December 21st 2016

Sandwell’s Founder and Technical Director has been awarded the prestigious Shot Peener Magazine’s “Shot Peener of the Year 2016” accolade, becoming only the 3rd ever British recipient in the history of the award. The Shot Peener magazine presents The Shot Peener of the Year award to individuals in the industry that have made significant contributions to the advancement of shot peening. “It is our pleasure to award Colin McGrory the Shot... Read more


Jack Champaigne visits Sandwell

Added on October 12th 2016

Sandwell were fortunate to be the only company to host Mr Shot Peener himself, Jack Champaigne, when he visited the United Kingdom. “We are extremely privileged to have had Jack Champaigne visit us here at Sandwell,” commented technical director, Colin McGrory, “Jack is such an influential character within the industry and we feel that his visit is testament to our specialist skills, hard work and excellent product knowledge in shot peening... Read more


Sandwell exhibit at Advanced Engineering

Added on October 12th 2016

The UK’s largest annual meeting of advanced engineering professionals and supply chain organisations, the Advanced Engineering Show, will be returning to the NEC in Birmingham on the 2-3 of November. The show will play host to over 700 exhibitors and it is expected to see over 13,000 attendees descend on the show over the two days. Over the course of the two-day event Sandwell will be exhibiting their specialist skills and excellent product kn... Read more

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Sandwell Expands Operations

Added on October 12th 2016

Sound recruitment has always been a key aspect of growth at Sandwell; we are always looking to enhance our experience and expertise, and with that in mind we are very pleased to announce the arrival of two new members of staff: Production Manager Peter Dix Peter comes to us with a wealth of experience, having run his own specialist engineering business for over 15 years. After selling the business, Peter was keen to take up a new challenge: “We... Read more

Technology Cluster Report

Technology Cluster Report

Added on August 10th 2016

MEPC have collaborated with experts in the motorsport industry to present a report on their findings about the Evolution of the High Performance Technology and Motorsport Cluster. The report was published in May and is aimed at achieving further recognition for the motorsport industry in the UK. It found that “the area around Silverstone is home to significant business activity in the field of high performance technology and motorsport (HPTM). ... Read more

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Finishing Technician Finishes Apprenticeship

Added on August 10th 2016

  As a high-performance engineering company, the state and future of the UK engineering sector is or great importance to Sandwell. In order to help develop the next generation of engineers and to keep fresh talent coming into the company, Sandwell have worked with Northampton College’s apprenticeship scheme for the last 5 years. Over the years, Sandwell have helped five young engineers take their first steps on their engineering career. Th... Read more

Multi Axis Shot Peening Machine

Added on March 20th 2015

Another week and another birth of a new machine…We are proud to announce the launch of our latest multi axis Shot Peening machine is now operational at Sandwell UK! The machine and software is an in house concept, designed in house and developed in house. It uses laser positioning as a programming aid. All controls utilising the latest HMI technology. Commissioning trials are well under way! “Another step forward for Sandwell UK and its Shot ... Read more