Recent investments in a Hurco VMX42i 3-axis machining centre and a GF Superdriller enhance our ability to manufacture new tooling programs for our customer base, providing reduced lead-time and cost on critical vehicle launches. Along with our Solidworks CAD/CAM technology and EDM functions this now enables William Mitchell to provide full design and manufacturing capability for Fine Blanking and precision tool manufacture.
Rical Gender Pay Gap Statement
The Gender Pay Gap reporting regulations came into effect on 5 April 2017, with organisations in Great Britain with over 250 employees being required to publish their results on an annual basis.
Rical Group fully support this Government initiative and in calculating the Gender Pay Gap information helps us understand what actions are required to reduce or eliminate any gaps.
Understanding the gender pay gap
The gender pay gap is the difference in pay between men and women explained through a number of statistics and it is influenced by a range of factors.
The gender pay gap is different from equal pay
Equal pay is about a man and a woman receiving equal pay for the same or similar job. We are confident that men and women are paid equally for doing equivalent jobs across our business.
Mean pay gap: The mean gender pay gap is the difference in the average hourly pay for women compared to men, within a company.
Median pay gap: The median represents the middle point of a population. The median figure is the difference between the midpoints in the ranges of women’s and men’s pay or bonuses …
The tables show our overall mean and median gender pay gap based on hourly rates of pay. It also captures the mean and median differences between bonuses paid to men and women in the year up to 5th April 2018.
Our aim is to offer successful career opportunities and pay regardless of gender.
In just over a year after its installation our New 450T Fine Blanking Press has completed its 5 millionth part. Producing parts exported all around the world for our automotive OEM and Tier one customer base.
The press was a significant investment for the Rical Group at the William Mitchell plant costing £1.5 million, this new press utilises the latest state of the art technology with direct on-line Industry 4.0 interface.
The press has proved to be a great success and a valuable addition to the ever increasing William Mitchell Fine Blanking facility that has a comprehensive range of Fine Blanking Presses from 100T up to 630T, catering for most fine blanking requirements.
Welcome to the Team!
The Rical Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Tanner who joins as Group Sales Manager and will be responsible for all group company sales activities including fine blanking, pressings, zinc and aluminium die casting, deep drawn products and also fabrications.
Paul joins Rical at a very exciting time in the Groups development with sustained investment in plant and machinery enabling continued success in both automotive and non-automotive sectors.
Paul brings with him thirty years global experience in the manufacturing supply chain and further strengthens the team which is fully committed to our expanding customer base.
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As a direct result of an increased demand for Metal Pressings and assemblies within the UK automotive and domestic sectors, Rical Group pushed forward with investment in additional capacity in the “mid-sized” Press range with the provision of additional 450t Rhodes progression stamping press technology.
Rical Group, via two of its divisions, William Mitchell Ltd, located Smethwick and traditionally renowned for its manufacture of fine blanking components along with Fellows Ltd. located in Wolverhampton and equally renowned for its Deep drawn metal pressings expertise (a stone’s throw from the JLR i54 Engine Plant), are both able to offer a range of additional press capacity, specifically within 250t to 600t progression and Transfer production.
Items as diverse as Automotive seating components to Domestic Boiler components are produced within this mid-sized press range over a variety of different shift patterns in mid to high volume.
Both of the Groups divisions, Fellows Ltd and William Mitchell Ltd are quality accredited to IATF 16949, TS16949 and ISO14001.
With the return to UK supply of volume manufacturing within both the Domestic and Automotive sectors this extra capacity to produce progression metal pressings came at a time when OEM’s and their tiered suppliers were arguably very busy and served to create additional expertise and capacity within this very important area of the UK economy.
For more information in regard to your requirements for Press capacity specifically within the circa 450t press range, please contact us at
Mitchell Grieve, part of the Rical Group, (Headquarters Pictured) are able to manufacture and supply a range of Industrial Textile needles for a global Market.
The company offers a very extensive range of double and single hook latch needles, sliders and sinkers etc., typically used in sock machinery such as Lonati, Matec, Bentley and Sangiacomo. It also makes an extensive range of spring beard needles, sinkers, dividers, and transfer points that are used in full-fashion knitting machinery such as Monk, Bentley Cotton and Scheller
Rical Groups, Mitchell Grieve manufactures and supplies latch needles, bearded needles and their associated knitting elements used in a wide variety of industrial knitting machines.