Core Assembler Retires 21-12-07

Peter Reep, who had been airset moulder and core assembler, retired on Friday 21-12-07 after working for seven years at Vanguard. Seen above receiving engraved Tankard and Carriage Clock from John Willetts. Pete took the trouble on receiving his gifts to comment on the quality of the workforce at Vanguard and thanked everyone for their help and friendship over the years. We wish Pete good luck on his retirement.

Chris Mintern takes on role of Operations Director.  11-12-07

The Board at Vanguard are delighted to welcome Chris to the company, Chris has spent his whole working life in Iron foundries and his enthusiasm for the industry will serve Vanguard well in the years to come.

In the photograph are L to R John Willetts MD, Brian Higgins Chairman, Chris Mintern Operations Director and Dave Howell Technical Director.
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John Willetts Becomes ICME Branch President  3/09/07

On Monday September 3rd 2007 John took over the presidency of the West Midlands, Birmingham and Coventry Branch of the Institute of Cast Metal Engineers.

John's first duty was to make a presidential address in which he outlined the technical and social program for the year. He stated that his aim when making the program was to include some general interest topics which would appeal to a wider audience. By this means he hoped to increase the numbers of both members and non-members at the meetings and to create within the participants an interest in the ICME which may go on to boost both attendance at meetings and ultimately membership of the organisation.

John also thanked the immediate past president, Joe Patterson, and the committee, which had done such a sterling job in the preceding year, and looked forward to their support for his year.
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ReMaTec 2007

ReMaTec 2007, the international trade fair will be held at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Centre from Sunday 17 to Tuesday 19 June. The show covers the entire remanufacturing chain from rebuildable cores to distribution of remanufactured parts and components. The industry segments represented on the show floor are Automotive, Heavy Duty, Marine, Agriculture and Industrial Engines & Parts. Vanguard Foundry Ltd is pleased to confirm that we are exhibiting at ReMaTec as part of the SMMT Stand in Hall 11 (Hollandhal).

We take great pleasure in inviting you to the show; admission is free when you pre-register online at

You will find more information about ReMaTec 2007 at the following website:

I look forward to welcoming you next week.

Wayne Moseley
Sales Director

Long-serving Core Maker retires   25/05/07

Mick Grazier retires after seventeen years service in Vanguard's coreshop. Mick is seen here receiving a carriage clock from the company, he was also given tankard from the works personnel, the presentation was made by Dave Howell.
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Passport Training Award  18/5/07

'THE CREAM OF THE REGION'S EXPORTERS ARE HONOURED IN TOP AWARDS', read the headline from the press release issued by UK Trade and Investment. Nominated in three categories Vanguard won the training award, which recognised Wayne Moseley's efforts in obtaining the required training from the Passport to Export program which allowed Vanguard to diversify into overseas markets, particularly the Netherlands

Sales Director Wayne Moseley and Manufacturing Director David Howell collect the winners trophy from Doug Mahoney international trade director for UK Trade and Investment in the West Midlands, in the Passport Training Award section.

Wayne was particularly pleased to have won the award.

The Passport Training Award and Certificate.

BAUMA SHOW, MUNICH   25/4/07 to 27/4/07

Vanguard Foundry is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at this years Bauma show at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany. We will be involved within the British Pavilion as part of the Construction Equipment Association stand consisting of C.E.A members based in the U.K. The stand will be committed to showcasing the many talents British companies can offer to the Construction and Mining Industries and is based in Hall A5 number 319/2.

Wayne Moseley, Sales Director will be in attendance from Wednesday 25th April to Friday 27th April and would gratefully receive your enquiries.


Vanguard is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at this years Autosport show at the NEC, Birmingham. We will be taking part at the Engineering Pavilion as part of a stand consisting of eight other companies under the wing of Advantage West Midlands. The stand has a strong emphasis on 'High Performance Engineering' products and is number E256, located in Hall 19.

Wayne Moseley, Sales Director will be in attendance on both days: Thursday 11th January & Friday 12th January.