Wall Colmonoy

Leading global materials engineering group

Wall Colmonoy


A leading global materials engineering group of companies



Margam, Port Talbot

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Wall Colmonoy is a leading global materials engineering group of companies, involved in the manufacturing of surfacing and brazing products, castings, coatings and engineered components for the aerospace, automotive, glass container, oil and gas, mining, power and energy and other industry sectors.

The name of the company comes from the metallurgists that developed the first nickel-based hardfacing alloy in 1937 – Norman Cole and Walter Edmonds – and the man who purchased the Colmonoy patent the following year and, A F Wall.

The American company relocated its European headquarters to Pontardawe in 1969. Over 50 years, the facility has grown from 33,000 to 70,000 sq. ft. and boasts a state-of-the-art chemistry and R&D laboratory and an advanced machine shop.

Dr Chris Weirman, Technical Director, believes that Neath Port Talbot Council will be a key player when it comes to their future plans.

“We’re going into additive manufacturing and that’s potentially going to be the focus of our new division. It’ll require us to have a new installation here and having the council come on board and offer their expertise and assistance on how we would do that has been great.”

Dr Chris Weirman

Technical Director

The Regional Advantage

Manufacturing accounts for around 25% of total output, compared with 10% in the UK and 17% in Wales. 19.1% of the local working population are linked to manufacturing, more than double the UK average.

Neath Port Talbot is home to Tata Steel’s integrated steel production plant, the UK’s largest original steel producer capable of producing nearly 5 million tonnes of steel slab per annum.

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