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West Midlands based Mechatherm International design and build furnaces and handling gear largely for the aluminium recycling industry. The firm has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise three times

Mechatherm specialise in equipment for casthouse technology including all types of melting furnaces, casting equipment and ancillary equipment to complete a turnkey aluminium process line. They also provide air recirculation heat treatment and re-heating furnaces for flat, rolled, forged, extruded and cast products for the Aluminium market.

The firm has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise three times; 1996, 2001 and 2013. The Queen's Award recognises achievements in business growth and exporting. Around 99% of Mechatherm’s business comes from countries outside the UK, including, in recent years, Germany, Venezuela, USA and China. Mechatherm employs around 70 people and has an annual turnover of nearly £20 million.