Cambridgeshire vessels manufacturer secures £3.6m deal

Pressure vessels manufacturer for the medical, nuclear and petrochemical sector, Stainless Metalcraft, has secured a £3.6m contract to supply components to power generation company Cummins Inc.

Austen Adams, managing director of Avingtrans’ Energy Division – image courtesy of Stainless Metalcraft

Metalcraft Stainless, a subsidiary of Avingtrans , will produce fabricated stator frames, which house part of the rotary system that keeps the magnetic field aligned, for a range of Cummins’ electricity generators.

Cummins Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.

The contract is expected to run over three years, with a one-year rolling commitment thereafter; the frames will be produced at a dedicated frame production facility in Cambridgeshire.

Austen Adams, managing director of Avingtrans’ energy division, explained: “The contract is great news for Metalcraft and reflects well on the reputation for quality and delivery we’ve developed over recent years.

“When I joined the business in 2014, our forward order book stood at just £10m but this contract takes that figure over £100m, securing skilled jobs in the local area for the foreseeable future.

“The addition of another long-term contract is entirely consistent with our strategy of building a portfolio of strong forward commitments and represents a significant step forward for the business in the energy market.”

Steve McQuillan, ceo of Metalcraft’s holding company Avingtrans, added: “The Board is delighted that Metalcraft has secured this long-term contract with Cummins. Metalcraft’s ability to win extended commitments from significant global operators, such as Cummins, is a testament to the expertise and hard work of the Metalcraft team.

“Metalcraft continues to underline its position as a leading player in its chosen markets and has further highlighted its status as a world-class business.”