Langley Alloys Ltd was originally established in 1938 as a developer and manufacturer of high-performance alloys for naval and aerospace applications. Having relocated to the region in the 1990’s, it has been trading as a specialist distributor of stainless steel, copper and nickel alloys since 2005. Within their portfolio are a number of unique trademarked alloys, including Ferralium® 255, the very first super duplex stainless steel on the market. Langley Alloys have premises in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia – the UK premises occupy 20,000 sqft. in Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, from where they supply customers worldwide who are engaged in the oil and gas, marine, power generation, mining, water treatment and chemical process industries.

Langley Alloys approached the Grants for Growth team at Stoke-on-Trent City Council for help with funding for a new capital expenditure project. Langley Alloys were looking to purchase an additional CNC lathe to increase the company’s capacity and allow them to provide extra services to their customers. As part of their investment the company created 4 new high skilled jobs in the Stoke and Newcastle area. Langley Alloys secured £40,000 worth of grant funding enabling them to move forwards with their project.

Kevan Sawyer, Finance Director of Langley Alloys said “As a company we are keen to expand our current offering to include additional value-added services. Having been based in the local area for so long, we also wanted to retain a skilled workforce in the area. The funding provided by the Grants for Growth programme has not only allowed us to purchase new equipment but also expand our workforce accordingly to meet customer demand.”

This investment means that Langley Alloys have been able to broaden the range of services on offer to its customers. Besides in-house testing and inspection, they are now able to offer a range of first-stage machining, including deep hole boring, machining and milling. This enables them to save their customers time and cost, by bringing more of the operations together under one roof.

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Grants for Growth is delivered by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It provides gap funding for capital projects to companies across the whole of Staffordshire. More details on the grant can be found here.