Hampshire-based Haworth Castings has been acquired by Ilfracombe-based investment casting company Investacast, under the ownership of Expromet, for an undisclosed sum.

A family-run business, Haworth Castings operates from an aluminium- and copper-based sand foundry in Romsey and a precision machining facility in Basingstoke.

The business specialises in producing fully-machined, tested and finished sand castings and gravity-die castings for defence, aviation, marine, medical, energy, automotive and other safety-critical applications.

Haworth Castings employs 40 people across two sites in Romsey and Basingstoke. Andrew Haworth, managing director of Haworth Castings, will continue in his role following the acquisition.