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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.

1947

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

1954

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

1960

Gravity diecasting added.

1966

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

1977

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

1988

First CNC machine purchased.

1991

New dedicated machine shop built alongside MRT’s foundry.

1999

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

2008

New assembly unit opened.

2014

Additional machine shop opens adjacent to main site.

2016

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

2019

Construction begins on new, larger purpose built foundry to accommodate continued growth

Awards

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

2016 2015

Trade Associations

MRT are proud to be active members of

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