R. Goodwin & Sons established as iron founders and engineers. The business was started by Ralph Goodwin and his sons
The partnership was converted to a limited company. R. Goodwin & Sons (Engineers) Ltd. was incorporated on 11th October 1935.
Goodwins were licensed by the International Nickel Company to produce S.G. (Ductile) Iron.
As part of the centenary celebrations the company Coat of Arms was granted.
The foundry became the first steel foundry world wide to be accredited by the British Standards Institution to BS5750 (now ISO9001). The Goodwin machine shop were also accredited in the same year.
Langley alloys licensed Goodwins to manufacture Super Duplex Stainless Steel (Ferralium™ Alloy 255 3SC (UNS S32550))
Goodwins were granted the sole UK licence for cast Hastelloy® (super nickel alloys) by Haynes International.
The only steel foundry to be audited and awarded a "best practice" certificate for "Computer Aided Methoding" by the UK Governments Energy Efficiency Office.
Accredited to ISO14001 - Environmental Management System.
Structural Steel Design Award for castings for Paddington Station Phase 1 Masterplan, London.
Goodwin were awarded the Queen's Award for over three years of outstanding achievement in international trade, the citation was for the export of "Machined and fabricated alloy and super alloy steel castings and assemblies"
Goodwin produced CB2 material for USA research and development programme.
Accredited to OHSAS 18001 - Health and Safety Management System.
Partners in research projects in Europe and the Pacific Basic for super nickel alloys for Advanced Ultra-Supercritical power plant applications.
Manufactured the world‘s largest super nickel alloy casting.
Authorised by ASME to NCA 3800 as a material organisation for the supply of castings for nuclear applications.
Goodwin produced the worlds first MarBN (9% Cr Steel) casting for advanced ultra super critical power generation.
Goodwin in conjunction with Loughborough University and The Welding Institute were awarded an advanced manufacturing grant to upscale the manufacture of nickel alloys for advanced power generation.
Goodwin produced an enhanced precipitation strengthened alloy grade G130 which enables turbine manufacturers to utilise heavy section castings for turbines operating above 700°C
Goodwin launched an enhanced super duplex grade 6A-G with parent matching weld consumable at the Duplex World Conference in Dusseldorf.
Goodwin were awarded approval to manufacture HY80 to Navsea technical publication T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 (TP-300) Revision 2
Goodwin embarks on an increasing in the original foundry site footprint by 22% by introducing an engineered retaining wall in order to enhance site safety and aid effective material segregation
Goodwin super duplex 6A-G with parent matching weld consumables are referenced within the ASTM A995 material standard under supplementary requirement S52. This enable specifiers and end users to benefit from the enhanced operational envelope of Goodwin super duplex 6A-G which offers increased safety margin and or cost reduction over costly nickel based alloys destined for the most demanding of service conditions.
Goodwin embarks on an unprecedented capital investment programme to facilitate the manufacture of high alloy net weight castings up to 40,000Kg. Corresponding investment is made in our sister machine shop to facilitate finishing machining, fabrication and pressure testing of built to print projects.
Goodwin obtains Norsok approval (Statoil TR2000) for 22%Cr Duplex to a casting section size of 300mm & 25%Cr Super Duplex to a casting section size of 300mm. Goodwin’s technical knowledge of duplex metallurgy and dedicated manufacturing facilities enable challenging heavy sections material grades to manufactured with confidence.
Goodwin offers increased refining and destruction melting capacity with the introduction of additional melting furnaces which mitigate against alloy cross contamination given the range of alloys handled by the facility.