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,
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 email@example.com.
Chairman and Managing Director
Charles Butcher and Co Ltd and Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd