Booming company set for growth in nuclear energy market

STATE OF THE ART -- the Nasmyth Metallics Bulwell (Bulwell Precision Engineers) plant at Pinxton.
STATE OF THE ART -- the Nasmyth Metallics Bulwell (Bulwell Precision Engineers) plant at Pinxton.

A booming engineering and manufacturing company that has its roots in Bulwell has won the chance to seek new business in the nuclear energy market.

Nasmyth Metallics Bulwell was born as Bulwell Precision Engineers back in 1956. It now operates as a subsidiary of the globally renowned Nasmyth Group from a state-of-the-art plant at Pinxton.

The firm already supplies precision engineering products and services for industries such as aerospace and defence. Now it is ready for new growth after securing Fit For Nuclear (F4N) accreditation following a successful assessment.

The F4N assesssment allows manufacturing companies to test whether they are ready to enter the nuclear supply chain and measure their operations against the standards required in the nuclear industry.

Peter Smith, boss of the Nasmyth Group, said: “The energy sector is an important area of growth for us. With Nasmyth Metallics Bulwell now approved by Fit For Nuclear, a number of new opportunities are opened to us in the nuclear energy market, which is set to grow significantly worldwide.”

Nasmyth acquired Bulwell Precision Engineers in 2003 and have continued to develop the business, investing in the latest cutting-edge technology and machines.

It is now one of 12 businesses within the group, which employs more than 800 people. The Bulwell operation specialises in high-quality products in steel, titanium, aluminium, nimonics and super alloys. Its services also include water jet cutting, heat treatment, anodising, and paint and plasma spraying.