After a short period of working with a local silversmith company in Sheffield the company had a table silverware job commissioned from Harrods of London on behalf of the Sultan of Brunei
Relocation to larger premises on Bowling Green Street, Sheffield and the employment of the first full time staff outside of the family.
Hogan Brothers & Sons commissioned bronze number 10 membership medal work from the current UK Government
Amalgamation with neighbouring foundry Charles H Coward Ltd and at the same time adopting the trading name from Hogan Brothers & Sons to Charles H Coward Ltd.
In the same year, we relocated for further expansion to Cupola Street, Sheffield, a much larger foundry with increased work space as well as office and warehousing space for the first time.
Conservatory Cast Systems Ltd developed as a manufacturer and supplier for cast components for varying conservatory and window companies world wide, has since grown to become a key supplier into some of the worlds leading window and conservatory manufacturers and have a global customer base.
Local company and long term business partners South Yorkshire Aluminium Die Casting incorporated into the company and relocated for in-house die castings manufacturing capabilities
Alongside traditional green sand moulding the company decided that investment & installation of modern air set moulding lines was critical for the continuing growth of the business, opening up our manufacturing capabilities to larger jobs both quantity and sizes.
Pastal Ltd, a Doncaster based architectural aluminium sales operation, renound for its involvement with work with local councils and shopping centres, incorporated in to the ever growing CHC family business.
Following years of being a successful business partner and friend of the company, Staveley Cast Products Ltd is incorporated into the CHC Group and secured its continued supply of ferrous castings into the rail network, steel industries and the UK’s water boards.
Hogan & Sons Ltd, a company for new projects and research and development work is born and incorporated in to CHC, at the same time large investment & installation of new surface finishing machinery and equipment for the foundry is undertaken to further improve the quality and overall supply of castings.
From a garage project to becoming the worlds largest manufacturer of cast metal catapults Proshot Catapults is now internationally recognised for the quality of products manufactured and sold globally for hunting and target sports incorporated into the CHC Group.
Became a member of the world recognised and respected Made In Sheffield group of companies made famous internationally as a mark of origin and quality on the City’s manufactured products
Blast Parts Media (BPM) Ltd, stockholder and supplier of shot blasting abrasives and equipment incorporated in to the CHC Group
Investment & installation of 8 new energy efficient non-ferrous continuous melting furnaces was made to increase the manufacturing capacity, a move that instantly saw the company roughly double its material output per month.
Significant Investment of Shareholdings in AC Supplies & Tech Cast Products
Investment & installation of a second induction furnace to increase capacity.
Investment & installation of new dust extraction machinery.
Winner of the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber Award for Excellence in Manufacturing. The award was largely awarded as recognition to the companies growth and commitment to modernization, including the new rapid prototyping service developed by the company which marries the latest in 3D design and printing technologies with some of the foundries oldest manufacturing techniques – a process we fondly and jokingly know as our “dinosaurs and droids” process.
The CHC family welcomes its newest member to the group with the acquisition of long term business friends Photocast Products Ltd in Liverpool. Photocast Products are recognized worldwide for the production of high quality zinc. magnesium, cast aluminium and cast bronze decorative, architectural and interpretive signage.
An absolutely remarkable result as Charles H Coward Ltd is named the 2020 Yorkshire Family Business of the Year. During the same awards CHC Group was also named 2nd in Yorkshire Peoples Vote and finished in the top 12 in the UK Manufacturing category.
Record company investment made to increase out sand mixing and moulding capabilities from 3 tonne an hour to 8 tonne and hour creating 3 new jobs in the process. At the same time we increased our bronze melting capacity from 100kg up to 180kg and overhead lifting equipment to help manage all this.