Paralloy and FVC’s unique feature is to service demanding industries with quality products. The industry as it evolves requires high technology innovations in both process and manufacturing. Paralloy can meet customers exacting/bespoke standards in this ever-changing industry. Paralloy and FVC can flex production to meet extremely short lead times in for emergency situations.
Paralloy’s experience is rooted in its origins as APV Paramount, a company that spearheaded the development of heat resistant cast alloys, centri-spinning, tube machining and fabrication processes. We now continue that tradition of innovation and excellence.
Doncasters Paralloy is based in Billingham, in the north east of England and is a part of the Doncasters Group with more than 50 years’ experience in manufacturing specialist cast tubes and fittings for use in high temperature and corrosive environments. On a single site, Doncasters Paralloy & FVC has centrifugal tube and sand casting foundries, a machine shop and fabrication facility. Doncasters Paralloy & FVC offers its customers laboratory and testing services, equipped to carry out routine material investigations as well as complete failure analysis.
APV Paramount formed from the amalgamation of APV Limited of Wandsworth, London and Paramount Castings of Slough, based in a new foundry in Crawley.
A purpose built tube spinning foundry was built at Billingham in the north east of England dedicated to the production, machining and fabrication of high alloy tubes for the chemical and petrochemical industries.
APV Paramount was sold to Lake & Elliot Industries Ltd & the name changed to Lake & Elliot Paramount Tube Ltd.
A new sand foundry was established at Billingham for the production of high alloy, high integrity cast fittings for the petrochemical industry.
The business and certain assets of Paralloy Limited were acquired by Triplex Lloyd.
A new fabrication facility was established at Billingham enabling Paralloy to provide a complete service, supplementing the existing foundry business.
Triplex Lloyd group acquired by Doncasters plc.
Installation of a new end preparation CNC machine and electro chemical machining facility (to produce PEP internally finned tube). Acquisition of Cook Alloy Technologies (CAT) previously known as Lloyds Burton Alloys.
Doncasters Group acquired by Dubai International Capital.
Relocate FVC casting operations to Billingham
Thomas Firth and sons opened first foundry producing carbon steel and stainless steel castings
First vertical centrispinning developed
First vertical centrispinning developed for use by the Military in the production of the Frank whittle engines
Firth Vickers take over Firth Brown taken over by Johnson & Nephew. Firth Vickers foundry formed
Triplex Lloyd take over Firth Vickers
Triplex Lloyd casting acquired by Doncasters and renamed FVC
Sheffield foundry closed and transferred to Paralloy Billingham
Paralloy & FVC operate from two main sites in the North of England. Paralloy’s main manufacturing facility is based in Billingham on the North East coast. The commercial and management centres are located in Billingham for Paralloy and Sheffield for FVC.
Doncasters has over 240 years of industrial experience. This fast-growing group is constantly developing its broad range of products and processes to best serve the aerospace, industrial gas turbine, petrochemical, construction, industrial markets.