A specialist Halesowen company is going from strength to strength.

Somers Forge is a world leading manufacturer for the shipping and marine industries, and now it has added to its reputation by developing a brand new product.

The award-winning company operates in the defence, marine, power generation and oil and gas sectors.

After two years in development it has now launched its new Glass Reinforced Coating called ‘Somplas’ which protects against corrosion and is impact resistant.

It is used for marine shafts as well as wrapping underwater equipment such as pipes.

The firm’s plant has forging, heat treatment, machining and testing facilities