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About MRT

Our History

Since its inception over 70 years ago, MRT has specialised in the manufacture of high quality aluminium and zinc die castings.

MRT Castings Ltd was incorporated in 1947, commencing operations from a factory in Bromley, Kent. The company moved to Peckham in 1954, and to the present premises in Andover, Hampshire in 1966. We are a privately owned family business and have continually invested in the latest technology and training to ensure that we have one of the most highly skilled teams and the most advanced manufacturing facilities in the UK foundry industry.


MRT wins Queens Award for International Trade after period of outstanding export growth.


Additional machine shop opens adjacent to main site.


New assembly unit opened.


Larger HPDC machines added to the foundry, starting with Buhler 340 ton and 530 ton.


New dedicated machine shop built alongside MRT’s foundry.


First CNC machine purchased.


Second generation of the Rawnson family take control of the business.


MRT relocate to purpose build foundry in Andover, Hampshire.  Pressure diecasting added to range of services.


Gravity diecasting added.


Foundry moves to Peckham, South London, principally producing sand castings.


MRT Castings Ltd formed by Chris Morris, Percy Rawnson and Arthur Taylor, starting trading in Bromley, Kent.


MRT's achievements have been recognised with several prestigious awards over the years, including:

2016 2015

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MRT's sites on the Walworth Business Park in Andover are now re-opened, following the evacuation yesterday afternoon of the area whilst the amazing Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service dealt with a major incident nearby.  Normal operations at MRT are resuming now, and our site is unaffected.

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Purchasing a Zoller Smile420 Tool Pre-Setter has seen an overwhelming improvement in productivity and wasted downtime.

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MRT Castings is delighted to announce the purchase of a new PFO250 fully automated, die casting cell, from Italian manufacturer Colosio.  

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