metalweb, one of the UK’s leading stockists of specialist metals, including aluminium and stainless steels, has made a major commitment to its future by investing over £200,000 in cutting-edge machinery.
metalweb, which delivers raw material products for leading companies across aerospace, defence and many other hi-tech industries, has enhanced its customer offer by purchasing a new plate saw, steel bar saw and extraction unit. This investment is anticipated to deliver considerable efficiencies both primarily within metalweb’s main operation in Birmingham and subsidiary improvements across the Group.
The Schelling FM8 plate saw offers maximum precision and is capable of cutting aluminium plate up to 150mm thick (6” approximately). The Danobat DS 3A steel saw has the ability to cut through stainless steel round (or square) bar of up to 330mm thick (13” approximately), whilst the WWC extraction unit enables waste material to be efficiently taken from two production machines, ensuring all metal fragmentation is removed from the clean air.
Each of the three arrivals into metalweb’s Birmingham warehouse has been purchased in-line with the Group’s commitment to minimising environmental impact.
Bruce Maggs, Managing Director, metalweb, said: “This investment marks the latest stage in our programme of improving quality and efficiency throughout metalweb. It also marks the next step in our plan for growth and provides a major increase in our capacity.
“Our parent (RSAC) company’s sound financial base allows us to commit to this level of expenditure, and we expect to start seeing the benefits of our new factory acquisitions almost immediately.”
metalweb is part of Reliance Steel & Aluminum the world’s largest aerospace metals stockist. As well as aluminium metalweb has direct access to group stocks of other aerospace materials including special steels and titanium. metalweb provides a comprehensive metals service direct to high-tech industries across Europe with its headquarters based in Birmingham, UK. The metalweb Group carries in stock one of the largest ranges of aluminium products in all alloys, including plate, sheet, bar, tube and other extruded products. It operates an extensive range of processing equipment including specialist plate saws, bar saws and a large bed waterjet cutter. Operated by fully trained technicians, it is able to provide a comprehensive first-stage processing service for those customers that require this. The Group is ISO 9001-2000 accredited and also has aerospace approval AS9100 Rev.C.