The Birth of Special Metals
We trace our roots back to Sir Henry Wiggin in the 1800's, who founded Henry Wiggin & Company and began making specialty alloys. During World War II, the Wiggin research team was responsible for the vital alloys needed to produce gas turbine engines.
Wiggin Limited produces ingot, billet and bar, extruded sections, pipe and tube, flat products (plate, sheet, and foil) and wire.
Using air and vacuum melting, vacuum arc and electroslag remelting, powder metallurgy, forging, extrusion, hot and cold rolling and cold drawing, Wiggin Limited makes a comprehensive range of nickel alloys in most standard wrought forms.
Wiggin Limited is located in Hereford, England and is the major European production facility in the Special Metals group.
Systems at Hereford are certificated to ISO9001:2015 and the testing laboratories are accredited by UKAS. Approvals from individual customers include those from Aérospatiale, ASEA-ATOM, British Nuclear Fuels plc, DCAN, Fiat Aviazione SpA, MTU GmbH, Rolls Royce plc, SNECMA, Statoil and VdTÜV.