ABS Certified Foundry


Willman Industries is an ABS Certified castings manufacturer. We have earned this distinction from the American Bureau of Shipping so you can be sure you buying castings from a supplier who can meet the high standards and tight tolerances expected from a low tolerance industry like international maritime shipping. All our castings are produced with the highest quality and our ABS certification represents who we are as a company, ensuring excellence in all we do.

The History of the American Bureau of Shipping

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) was founded in 1862, originally as a shipmaster certifying agency and eventually as an international ship classification organization. As such, it has devoted to promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction, and operational maintenance of marine and offshore assets. Since 1877, the ABS has published standards for iron material manufacturing for US ships. Since 1941 this organization has done so internationally. Part of their mission is the creation of a certification program for foundries and manufacturers, so the industry knows who can handle their high standards.

“The mission of ABS is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our members and clients by promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment.”

How ABS Certification Works

ABS engineering reviews the manufacturing process, manufacturing facility, and the qualification test plan. Then they send a team of inspectors to review and witness the manufacturing facilities processes and capabilities.  ABS ensures the casting processes follow international maritime standards for quality regardless if your product is used for shipping, off-shore oil drilling, or other purposes.  This is an intensive and thorough review of processes and methods, ensuring that the certified manufacturer is producing quality material.
 ABS currently operates in more than 70 countries with over 200 offices around the world providing technical services in performance, energy efficiency, and life cycle management.  ABS remains at the forefront of marine and offshore innovation even after more than 150 years. In an industry with constantly changing government and private sector standards, the American Bureau of Shipping ensures we keep up with operational and regulatory challenges so the maritime and offshore industries can operate safely, securely, and responsibly.

The Willman Commitment to Quality

Willman Industries has always held itself to the highest quality standards.  We utilize the three generations of experience we have in our organization from the sand prep to shipping and everything in between.  We keep some of the best engineers on the planet to continuously improve our processes and equipment.  We have an amazing team of metallurgists and technicians to ensure that your parts are made right the first time.  This is serious business for us and we will settle for nothing more than excellence.
Willman Industries is equipped to meet the high standards and tight tolerances expected from a low tolerance for error industry like international maritime shipping. If you are looking for an ABS certified castings foundry, you have come to the right place!  We are happy to partner with ABS and our clients to make the maritime world a safer place.  Give us a call and let us help you with your needs!


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