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W Martin Gillespie & Co Cast Iron

The company evolved in 1983 from the firm of J Fyfe Donald & Co. Ltd, iron founders, established in 1815. The original company supplied heavy castings to the machine tool, marine and general engineering sector. With the demise of the Scottish heavy engineering industry and their need for cast iron products the proprietor of the present day company began supplying cast iron castings to the architectural, conservation and reproduction market in Glasgow and surrounding areas.

W Martin Gillespie & Co. have the capability to produce cast ductile and grey iron castings to a maximum single unit weight of 1 tonne. All melting is by electric induction furnace. Iron moulding is by traditional greensand methods and also by resin bonded silica sand with full reclamation equipment. A full pattern making and woodcarving service can also be provided.

The current client base over the last 28 years has been in the following areas:-
Local Authority conservation groups
Architects and specifiers
Metalworkers and design agencies
Building preservation and conservation societies
Heritage engineering project groups
Private clients
Builders and masons

Our product range includes the following items:-
Cast iron railings and balustrades
Cast iron street furniture
Architectural cast iron products