The UK’s Leading Sand Casting Manufacturer

Working in Partnership with Automotive, Motorsport, Aerospace and Defence OEMs Globally

Finecast develops, engineers, and manufactures complex, high-integrity, fully machined sand cast components for the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, and defence industries worldwide.

From our manufacturing facility in Littlehampton, West Sussex, United Kingdom, we provide a full-service, one-stop solution for the most technically challenging cast components.

We manufacture castings in a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, including all aerospace and commercial aluminium alloys, austenitic stainless steels for heat, wear, and corrosion resistance, nodular SG iron, flake and austenitic graphite irons, and non-ferrous copper-based alloys.

Our capabilities allow us to rapidly produce fully finished machined castings ranging from 100mm² to 2.5m², with a minimum wall thickness of 2.5mm. The typical turnaround time for first-off 3D printed mould castings is 2 to 3 weeks.

Committed to supporting our customers at every stage of the manufacturing journey, we employ a “make-like-production” approach for rapid prototyping and initial production phase builds, continuing through to scheduled production volumes of up to 5,000 units.


Engineering team

Our 84 strong engineering team with all product development and manufacture from our 6,100sqm of purpose-built foundry plant in the UK


Investment since 2017

Privately owned with GBP6.3m of foundry and CNC machining technology investment since 2017


Material Grades Cast

Over 84 aluminium, steel & iron material grades cast


Casting thickness

Lightweight castings down to 2.5mm wall thickness and as large as 2m2 produced to CT7 tolerances

Passion, Precision, Partnership.

“My vision, our drive and ambition to offer you our customer the highest quality of product and service.

I am proud to be a foundryman serving the industry for 45 continuous years from apprentice foundry mouldmaker, to business owner now controlling a world leading engineering family business.

Our success is based upon the high expectations of my team. We have a bond, a common interest, the ability, passion, determination and pride to offer the very best service to all of our customers.

We engage with our customers, take on board their unique requirements and by taking this approach we have progressively invested into new science, plant, people and training. “

Chris Heatley, CEO and Founder

Chris Heatley founded Finecast in 2002.

Sand Casting Manufacture for a Range of Sectors

Automotive Casting Manufacture


EV Casting Manufacture


Defence casting


Defence casting


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