Carlton Die Castings are one of the UK’s leading manufactures of gravity and high pressure die castings.
Business established by Alan Carlton and the company was named Alan Carlton & Co. At this time only gravity castings were produced.
The company was bought over by John Gilmour Wilson and the company’s name was changed to Carlton Die Castings Ltd.
High pressure die casting was started in-house.
On the death of John Wilson, his son Gil Wilson became Managing Director at the age of 21.
Major contract was won for Hoover, Singer Sewing Machines and Philips.
Vacuum impregnation started in-house. A process used to ensure castings are leak proof and water tight.
The company was bought by Michael Denny Holdings who already owned a plastic injection moulding company. The aim to create a Scottish based manufacturing group.
Carlton Die Castings was bought back by Gil Wilson and the factory moved to its current location at Greenhill Road in Paisley.
Following the award of business from JCB, CNC machining was started in-house. This enables us to offer fully machined castings ready for assembly.
11 pallet Matsuura CNC purchased helping us offer quick change overs and reduced lead-times.
725ton Buhler die casting machine purchased enabling us to offer high pressure die casting up to 8kg.
8 pallet Hitachi Seiki purchased to bring our machine shop up to 19 CNCs.
500T Colosio die casting machine purchased. Our High pressure die casting foundry now has 7 machines.
We continue to offer fully machined castings ready for assembly. Our market range has now grown to include sectors such as zone 1 hazardous areas, ministry of defence, oil and gas, electronics, automotive, hi-fi equipment and telecoms.