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About Us

Here at Nylacast, our purpose is to solve complex engineering problems for a safer, greener and a more sustainable world by partnering with influencers of change in a diverse range of industries.

We have been applying this ethos, which has be embedded in the company's culture, for over five decades.

Our business is focused on three core values "People, Polymers and Passion". With our People, we educate and empower. With our Polymers, we strive to enhance, create, and pioneer applications whilst bringing through our Passion for innovation and change.

Nylacast is considered the partner of choice for many industry leaders due to our commitment to constantly striving to deliver exceptional products. We are a team of over 600 dedicated professionals employed across four continents, which enables us to supply manufactured goods to more than 47 countries.

As we continue to grow, we commit to remaining agile and responsive in an ever-evolving world.


“Our purpose at Nylacast is to solve complex engineering problems for a safer and greener world by working with influencers of change in a variety of industries”.


At Nylacast, we STRIVE to be the best in all we do.

  • Safety – Health, Safety and well-being of our people and the wider community are at the heart of our business.
  • Team Work – Collaborative teamwork across our business and supply chain enables us to achieve our goals.
  • Respect – We respect everyone and, as such, seek an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
  • Integrity – Our team acts with integrity and creates a culture of honesty and openness.
  • Visionary – We encourage our people to be creative and innovative and lead in creating our vision.
  • Excellence – We strive for excellence in everything we do


“To guide and lead our customers to overcome industry challenges by adding value with our expertise in the design, manufacture and innovation of polymer solutions”

Nylacast at a glance

Key Facts

Nylacast is a leading manufacturer of low-weight, low-friction polymers and award winning solutions for safety critical applications, with over 530 employees around 6 worldwide sites.

53 years of manufacturing and operations
78% of UK manufactured goods exported to more than 47 countries
4.75 Million + Engineered Products delivered to worldwide customers each year
2,200 + Satisfied customers from widespread industries
Our People
  • Over 600 Nylacast team members employed across 4 continents.

  • More than 3,150 combined years of service from Nylacast staff.

  • 8 year average length of service at Nylacast.

  • Over 22% of the workforce have been with Nylacast for more than 15 years.

  • More than 30 qualified first responders, first aiders and fire marshals.

  • More than 60 apprentices developed from students to engineers through Nylacast’s in-house Engineering Training Academy.

  • More than 50 students in the current apprenticeship cycle.

  • Over 10 work experience placements opportunities provided for local students per year.

  • 31 secondary school students have successfully completed Nylacast’s Introneering summer program to deliver an insight into engineering careers.

In The Community
  • Working with Leicestershire Cares to support 8,500 children and young people in schools, 359 job seekers and 50 community groups per year.
  • Over 900 hours per annum spent by team members on community improvement projects and charitable causes.
  • Proud sponsors of many school and local football, rugby, swimming and racing teams including formula student.
  • More than 7 local charities supported by Nylacast to develop communities and address topics including mental health, poverty, disabilities and health.

1967- Nylacast established in Leicester, United Kingdom.

1974- Nylacast Oilon was introduced to the market, the very first authentic lubricated Nylon.

1989- Nylube was introduced into the Nylacast product range, offering outstanding performance as a bearing material.

1997- With strong trading performances in our European and North American sectors, strategically the demand for high-performance products and continual growth of the Nylacast Brand Image led to the incorporation of Nylacast in South Africa.

2000- Nylacast Automotive Division established.

2001- In 2001 the arrival of Nylacast in Lebanon, Pennsylvania underscored our determination to develop our business internationally and to continue to deliver innovative engineering solutions for clients in North America.

2007- Nylacast developed our main manufacturing site based in Thurmaston, Leicester, a short drive from the company’s main headquarters.

2010- With the success of Nylacast LLC and due to increased customer demand, Nylacast Offshore was opened in 2010. We have continued our international growth and development strategy with our new Offshore support office in Houston, Texas.

2011- The official Nylacast Apprenticeship Programme was launched to help bridge the engineering skills shortage faced by industry.

2014- Building upon the success of the apprenticeship scheme, Nylacast invested in the development and launch of the Nylacast Engineering Training Academy, a dedicated area to deliver numerous training & development programmes for all members of the workforce.

2015- With a continued focus of the development of people, the very first Nylacast Graduate Scheme launched, accommodating 4 graduates in total

2017- Nylacast invest in new state of the art World Headquarters side by side with Nylacast’s flagship Automotive plant.

2020 – In February 2020, Nylacast Acquired Viva Nylons, followed by the acquisition of Supergrip Ltd. later in the year in August.

2020 – Nylacast South Africa relocation to new premises in Jet Park, in December 2020.

2022- Plant and Machinery acquired for Pipeline Engineering applications.

2023 – Supergrip business unit relocated to a new premises in Faverdale, Darlington.

2023 – November 2023, Nylacast Engineered Products awarded the esteemed Silver Award from EcoVadis, positioning among the top 15% of companies for sustainability.

Group Leadership Team

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Mussa Mahomed Executive Chairman
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Keith Dodd, BSc, MBA. Chief Executive Officer
Damien McCormack
Damien McCormack, BSc, MSc. Chief Technical Officer
Ben Hanbledon Portrait
Ben Hambleton, BSc, MBA. Chief Operations Officer
Andrew Peters
Andrew Peters Engineering & Technical Director
Chris Foster
Chris Foster, HNC Mechanical Engineering Operations Manager
Sumayyah Mahomed
Sumayyah Mahomed, BA Hons, MBA. Sales & Marketing Director
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Adam Gilson Financial Director
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Ian Mallabone HR and Training Manager

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