Important Message

Dear Customer,

After 123 years of trading, Charles Butcher and Co Ltd, and its operating company, Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd, are ceasing trading. This has not been an easy decision but the board believes that it is the right time to do so and is in the best interests of the shareholders. This is a planned closure and the companies are wholly solvent.

Current orders will be honoured but we will be unable, unless specifically agreed, to take on any new work.

To enable the closure to happen as smoothly as possible, we have entered into an agreement to try and transfer work to Canlin Castings Ltd. They are a similar foundry to Durham Foundry offering the same range of material grades, quantities and weights. Their details are:-

Canlin Castings Ltd,
North Street,
Langley Mill,
NG16 4DF

Tel: 01773 715412

The contact there, to discuss how work may be transferred, is David Carlin who can be contacted at

If you wish to discuss anything regarding the closure, please contact me on 0114 249 4977 or email me at

Mike Naylor
Chairman and Managing Director
Charles Butcher and Co Ltd and Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd

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At Durham Foundry we pride ourselves on our history and knowledge that we have developed over the years. Its this accompanied by our sterling reputation that allows us to continually provide high quality castings for many different uses.

However, your job may not be the right fit for us but don’t let that stop you from getting in touch because if we can’t make your castings we can help find someone who can.

Tel: +44 (0)114 249 4977
Fax: +44 (0)114 249 4910

Durham Foundry Ltd,
Harleston Street,,
South Yorkshire,
S4 7QB,
United Kingdom.

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Durham Foundry are a new supplier for us. The relationship has been overwhelmingly positive.

They have a desire to solve problems and deliver quality castings on time. We look forward to working with them for years to come.

Tim Dockerty

Director - SVR&D Ltd