Talks continue on future of under-threat Sheffield foundry

Castmaster Roll Co. Stevenson Road
Castmaster Roll Co. Stevenson Road
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The future of a historic Sheffield foundry remains uncertain as administrators continue to search for a new owner.

Castmaster Roll, formerly Davy Roll, based at the Eagle Foundry on Stevenson Way, Attercliffe, went into administration in October - with 26 people being made redundant.

A further 44 people are set to lose their jobs unless a new owner can be found.

Administrator KPMG said today work is still continuing to find a new buyer.

A spokesman for KPMG said: “The joint administrators are continuing the sale of business process which is yet to be completed.”

The administrator has previously confirmed it has held ‘discussions with interested parties’ about the sale of the business.

The firm produces iron and steel quality rolls, discs and sleeves for the manufacturing and food processing industry.

The Stevenson Road site began making gas lamps more than a century ago and became a roll maker about 95 years ago.

It was known as the Davy Roll company but, after going into receivership, was reborn as Castmaster Roll in the mid-2000s, taken over by new owner Mel Farrar.