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February 13, 2019

Investment in Increased Press Capacity Within Rical Group

by ricaluser in News

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


Avon PDC

40 Holford Way
West Midlands
B6 7AX
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 121 681 1160

Fellows Manufacturing

Graiseley Row
West Midlands
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1902 576 400


1 Woods Lane
Cradley Heath
West Midlands
B64 7AL
United Kingdom


+ 44 (0) 1384 569 283

Taurus Engineering

Wayside, Lancing
West Sussex
BN15 8SW
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1903 761 188


William Mitchell

Oldbury Rd, Smethwick
West Midlands
B66 1NY
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 121 558 2694