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Visit us at the Subcon Exhibition

We are happy to announce that once again we will be exhibiting at the Subcon Exhibition running from the 5th-7th June at the Birmingham NEC.

Now in its 42nd year, Subcon is firmly established as the must-attend event for subcontract manufacturing professionals across all industry sectors, looking to source suppliers, benchmark capabilities and secure the right partners to help them remain competitive in a global market.

The best of British manufacturing will be on display alongside a wealth of market leading international suppliers all looking to help UK manufacturers optimise their supply chain strategy in 2018 and beyond.

The exhibition provides the perfect opportunity to:
– Meet some of our team.
– View a wide range of our existing castings.
– Discuss your die casting requirements.
– Hear about our latest news.

For more information about the show please visit:

ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation Achieved

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully achieved our ISO9001:2015 accreditation.

Quality control is vitally important to us and is the cornerstone of our organisation. With our customer returns for the whole of 2017 at 0.17% we pride ourselves on the quality product we supply to our customers.

We look forward to working with the new quality standard through-out 2018 and continuing our commitment to our quality policy.

Purchase of new Colosio 500T die casting machine and associated equipment

We are very pleased to announce the purchase of a new 500Ton Colosio High Pressure Die Casting machine.

This is our second 500T Colosio machine and the purchase will help increase capacity for existing customers as well as offering capacity for potential new customers.  We specialise in manufacturing aluminium die castings ranging from 0.1Kg up to 8Kg.  The new machine will increase our capacity for castings ranging from 1-4Kg where we currently see the greatest demand.  We expect the machine to be delivered and commissioned during November and running early December.

Our high pressure foundry now includes the following:

1 off 250T machine

2 off 400T machines

2 off 500T machines

1 off 725 Machine

Along with the die casting machine we have also purchased an electric Krownmatic dosing furnace.  This type of furnace feeds directly into the die casting machine and removes the need for an auto-ladle.    Due to the enclosed design of this dosing furnace we will also see a much reduced energy cost during production with an installed running power of 18Kw.

We have also invested in an Adiabatic Water system replacing our water tower.  The new adiabatic system increases our water supply capacity and reduces energy costs.  Health and safety is also improved with the new adiabatic system as there is no longer the same need for Legionnaires Testing which is associated with water towers.

2017 has seen major investment within Carlton Die Castings.  The purchase of a Mazak CNC earlier in the year, together with the die casting machine, furnace and adiabatic system brings our total investment for the year to £400,000.  We will continue to look to the future with investments which help grow the company and provide our customers with the best possible service.


Visit us at Subcon Exhibition, NEC 6th-8th June 2017

We are happy to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Subcon Exhibition again this year form the 6th – 8th June on stand E61.

Why Visit Subcon:

Subcon is the UK’s premier manufacturing supply chain show, dedicated to subcontracting and outsourced engineering services. The show has been designed to connect buyers with suppliers across manufacturing supply chains, matching visitor needs to the capabilities of world class exhibitors.

We will be there showcasing a selection of die castings we currently manufacture.  It is a fantastic opportunity to meet some of our team and discuss any die casting questions or requirements you might have.

More information on the show can be seen on the Subcon website: where you can also pre-register for free.

Alternatively please visit our home page: for more information on how we can help with your die casting requirements.

Purchase of a Mazak CNC Machine

We are pleased to announce the purchase of a Mazak twin pallet horizontal CNC machine.  This is our seventh horizontal machine and brings our machine shop to 20 CNC’s in total.

We started our in-house machine shop in 1984 with three machines and it has expanded over the years as customers sought a turnkey supply.  Now our extensive machine shop compliments our gravity and high pressure casting foundry and enables us to supply our customers with fully machined castings ready for assembly.

Our customer base includes castings for safety critical ‘zone 1’ areas, lighting, oil and gas, ministry of defence and electronics.  With operators checking 100% of castings in cycle we can ensure supply to our customers with zero defects

Find out more at our homepage: