Castell celebrates 90 years of industrial safety
Posted to News on 23rd Oct 2012, 13:26

Castell celebrates 90 years of industrial safety

Industrial safety specialist Castell has celebrated 90 years of protecting people and assets worldwide.

Castell celebrates 90 years of industrial safety

Castell's headquarters stand on the same north-London site that has served as home for the vast majority of the company's life. Castell is still protecting people in the workplace, although the company's reach has increased. With operations throughout the world - from Shanghai to Chicago and Chennai to Cologne - it is now a global business. The variety of applications the company tackles has also grown, from electrical switchgear to machine guarding, marine safety, rail, logistics and transport.

This year also sees Castell's longest-serving employee, Jim Dilks, complete 40 years' service with the company. Castell held an awards ceremony in October 2012 to celebrate this rare event. During the ceremony, Castell also presented long-service awards to a further five Castell colleagues: Mike Ganesh (35 years), Neil Thakor (30 years), Kishore Pisavadia, Chris McDonald and Sheena Shah (25 years each).

Keith Allingham, operations director, comments: "Trapped key interlocking is so versatile, it lends itself to a wide variety of applications. With the level of safety Castell interlocks provide and the length of service they can endure, we see demand from all four corners of the globe."

Dr Tim Whelan, Castell's managing director, spoke of the pride of being part of a company with such a tradition: "Castell has a long history of providing robust systems, and this is something at the forefront of our minds when we think about how we develop the company and satisfy customers' requirements. We estimate there are over two million Castell locks still in circulation, which is a lot of people being kept safe by our products, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We still regularly receive calls from customers who have had locks installed for over 50 years and are looking to extend and develop their systems. The team we have at Castell is equally dedicated to ensuring that high-performance products are manufactured and distributed worldwide today. It is a testament to our organisation that we have many employees who have been with us for 20, 30 and even 40 years."

For more information about industrial safety products from Castell, go to

Castell Safety International Ltd

the Castell Building
217 Kingsbury Road

44 20 8200 1200

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