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In August, molten metal pouring and handling specialist Acetarc acquired the assets of A1 Roper, the latter company having ceased trading at the end of February 2023.

The move signals the end of a rivalry between the two companies that dates back to the early 1970s when Acetarc was “the new kid on the block” in terms of foundry ladle suppliers.

Speaking about the move, Acetarc technical director Steven Harker said: “Once we have integrated the A1 Roper ladle parts into our production system, we hope to be able to offer support to those foundries that use Roper ladles. We will not be offering new ‘Roper’ design ladles but should be able to keep an existing Roper ladle operational for a few more years.”

Established in 1967, ISO 9001:2015 accredited company Acetarc Engineering specialises in the design and manufacture of foundry equipment, principally with regards to molten metal handling and pouring. The Acetarc range of ladles are used in foundries around the world.

Spare parts for Roper ladles can also now be sourced from Acetarc. Tel: +44 (0) 1535 607323, email: [email protected]