Our manufacturing heritage dates back to 1938
Langley Alloys was founded in 1938 from the special copper alloys division of High Duty Alloys, and developed into a fully integrated metal production company on a site at Langley in West London. It grew steadily throughout the Second World War, following several successful alloy developments, including the high strength Naval alloy Hidurax Special and the copper bearing alloy, Hidurel® 5, which was a major engine bearing on the Spitfire aircraft.
During the 1970’s the company employed over 500 people in metals manufacture with a scope which included casting, rolling, forging and fabrication, as well as a successful valve design and production division. Elements of that proud history are still visible today, as Langley Alloys continues to supply a family of unique products for demanding applications, each with a proven track-record of application in the major defence, chemical, oil & gas and aerospace industries.
In more recent years, Langley Alloys has continued to focus on the distribution of corrosion resistant alloys alongside our proprietary products. The addition of sites in the United States and Singapore provides global reach and the ability to support our customers wherever they are located.
- 1938 Langley Alloys was founded out of Hawker Sidley and High Duty Alloys
- 1940s Hidurel® 5 was developed for Spitfire aircraft and is still used by Rolls Royce and in F1 racing
- 1970s Development of the world’s 1st super duplex stainless steel, Ferralium® & the Hiduron alloys
- 1996 Acquired by Meighs Casting Group and relocated to Stoke on Trent
- 2005 Management Buy-Out restores Langley Alloys name as a limited company
- 2008 Establishment of a purpose-built facility in nearby Newcastle under Lyme
- 2010 Acquisition of National Metal Distributors in Portland, United States
- 2011 Sales office and distribution facility opens in Singapore
- 2012 Sales office opens in Houston, USA
- 2013 Distribution facility opens in Houston, USA
- 2016 Investment in 1st-stage machining capability at our Newcastle under Lyme site