The Phoenix Works, Penistone, Sheffield, has been home and head office to the Durrans Group since the foundation of James Durrans & Sons Ltd. in 1863. It is the hub of the global operating group with its manufacturing capability now in 4 continents. The business has grown constantly from its origins as the manufacturer of the patented world famous blacking.
Situated on the banks of the emerging river Don the now 9 acre site remains to this day a centre of excellence with carbon materials. Its capacity and capability having grown considerably since its early days, it now produces a wide range of carbon and speciality products consumed by customers for a vast range of industrial applications.
To do what we know and do it well has driven the business forward for the past 150 years and the new state of the art Head Office at Penistone will direct the next phase of the company’s development.