About the company

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.

History

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.

PARALLOY:
1954
1954

APV Paramount formed from the amalgamation of APV Limited of Wandsworth, London and Paramount Castings of Slough, based in a new foundry in Crawley.

1966
1966

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.

1988
1988

APV Paramount was sold to Lake & Elliot Industries Ltd & the name changed to Lake & Elliot Paramount Tube Ltd.

1990
1990

A new sand foundry was established at Billingham for the production of high alloy, high integrity cast fittings for the petrochemical industry.

1992
1992

The business and certain assets of Paralloy Limited were acquired by Triplex Lloyd.

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1993

A new fabrication facility was established at Billingham enabling Paralloy to provide a complete service, supplementing the existing foundry business.

1998
1998

Triplex Lloyd group acquired by Doncasters plc.

2002
2002

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.

2006
2006

Doncasters Group acquired by Dubai International Capital.

2010
2010

Relocate FVC casting operations to Billingham

FVC:
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1914

Thomas Firth and sons opened first foundry producing carbon steel and stainless steel castings

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1939

First vertical centrispinning developed

1940
1940

First vertical centrispinning developed for use by the Military in the production of the Frank whittle engines

1975
1975

Firth Vickers take over Firth Brown taken over by Johnson & Nephew. Firth Vickers foundry formed

1989
1989

Triplex Lloyd take over Firth Vickers

1998
1998

Triplex Lloyd casting acquired by Doncasters and renamed FVC

2010
2010

Sheffield foundry closed and transferred to Paralloy Billingham

MANAGEMENT TEAM
Robert McGowan
Managing Director, Paralloy & FVC
Richard Davis
Sales & Contracts Director, Paralloy
Michael Dolan
Finance Director, Paralloy & FVC
Dominique Flahaut
Technical Director, Paralloy & FVC
Jacqui Smith
Sales Manager, FVC
Mark Walker
Business Unit Manager, FVC Sheffield
Trevor Richardson
Business Unit Manager, Paralloy
Locations

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.

OUR LOCATIONS
PARALLOY
Nuffield Road, Billingham,
TS23 4DA
+44 (0) 1642 370 686
FVC
PO Box 160, Garter Street, Sheffield,
S4 7QY
+44 (0) 114 243 1041
DONCASTERS HEAD OFFICE
Doncasters Group Ltd, Millennium Court, First Avenue, Burton-upon-Trent,
DE14 2WH
+44 (0) 1332 864 900
Parent Company DONCASTERS GROUP

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.