Defence

Here at Somers we are a trusted supplier to the Defence industry due to our quality accountable forgings. We have a long heritage of over 100 years’ experience in the defence industry, our reputation and proven capability go without saying and we are a first class provider of marine defence forgings and finished components.

Land

Sea

Air

Proud to play a role in keeping the world safe

Quality

With our longstanding commitment to serving air, land, sea defence, we are setup with access restricted security areas. We subsequently thrive on producing difficult items which others cannot, getting them right first time and out on time. Our high tech forging equipment combined with considerable skills enable us to produce “near shape” items, with grain flow achieved producing a much improved  integrity of product.

Integrity

As well as supplying to maritime defence, we can also forge components for machinery and suspension parts for military vehicles such as tanks and armoured vehicles. Integrity and quality are two of our core values at Somers. With this in mind we cannot talk in too much detail about the amazing things we have done to create many long-standing relationships globally, as many of our products go into very sensitive areas of applications.

Technical Experts

At Somers we have a dedicated team of account managers who are fully versed in all aspects of the defence industry, however stringent and complicated the needs and wants are. To get a full flavour and greater understanding of our wide range of products, please contact one of our technical experts today who will help in every aspect of your requirement.

Case Study HMS Birmingham

HMS Birmingham was a Type 42 destroyer commissioned in 1976. Built by Cammell Lard with a length of 125m and top speed of 30 knots.

Somers Forge Ltd forged, heat treated and finished machined the shaft line with a total length of (2) 135’. Each shaft was hollow bored from a solid forging to a fine tolerance here at Somers.

Each of the 6 shafts were forged from 43 tonne ingots, profiled as near to finished shape as possible to increase strength and longevity.

HMS Birmingham was used in the post Falklands conflict patrol and served in the Persian Gulf. It made history being the first ship to replenish a sea dart missile at sea. Somers also produced the Rudder Stocks for this vessel and subsequent vessels in the fleet, an achievement of which we are justifiably proud.

Defence Products

Include but not limited to:

Howitzer Components Engine Pick Up Blocks Full Shaft Lines Access Cones Pistol Accessories Door Actuator Pats Breach Blocks Rudder Stocks Keys Dome Steering Gear Re- coil equipment Gun Barrels Bulk Head Sea Water Bends Handling System Deer Act Parts

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