GW Coscast, based in Worcester, is continuing the heritage of one of the country’s best-known automotive companies.

With its site at what was one of the original Cosworth foundries in Worcester, the company is doubling its workforce, having signed two substantial new contracts. GW has secured two new multi-year contracts for the supply of complex, high-integrity cast engine parts.

One program is a new cylinder block for an exciting performance road-car program while the other is engine castings for Cox Powertrain to produce the world’s most powerful diesel outboard marine engine.

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These projects represent a significant uplift in demand for GW and will lead to further investment and a doubling of the workforce. GW is seeking to add a further 20+ jobs including supervisory, technical and operative roles.

GW bought the old Cosworth facility from German firm Mahle in 2016, securing the future of its 26 employees.

Sales and marketing director Phil Ward said: “We’ve got another site in Bridgnorth, and it is the third generation of the family running the business, with the fourth just joining.

“We export 50 per cent of what we make so it means we have got really good reach and were really well prepared to take on the Worcester site.”

GW director Matthew Grainger said the partnership with Cox Powertrain was an exciting time for the company. He said: “We are delighted to be identified by Cox Powertrain as the ideal partner for it’s incredible new diesel engine project.

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“The innovative casting technologies employed by our company make us the ideal supplier for Cox Powertrain’s ambitious programme, which requires its first engine casting deliveries to be made by year end.

“Our agile, flexible approach is the perfect solution for manufacturers and suppliers working to short timescales who require reduced lead-times without jeopardising quality control.”

The new contract means GW Coscast is to double its workforce, and the company is recruiting now for roles across different sectors of the business.

The Cosworth site in Worcester was owned by Vickers before it was split between Ford and BMW.

It was then owned by Audi and Mahle before being bought with only one foundry left by Grainger and Worrall.