The results of metalweb’s in-depth research aimed at learning more about the supply-chain challenges its customers face has driven a significant change to the business.
Customers informed metalweb that they are increasingly looking to reduce the number of firms they use to simplify supply chain operations. As the firm strives to offer increasing levels of value added services such as direct-line-feed, knitting and sub-contract management, the need for multi product supply grows. Consequently the firm has widened its offering to include non-aluminium products. Its current focus is based around 17/4 PH, 15/5 PH and 13/8 PH bronze alloys and a range of nickel-based alloys.
Bruce Maggs, metalweb’s managing director believes there are real opportunities in steel, yellow metals and nickel-based alloys. He comments: “We anticipate that at over the next two years, at least a third of our sales will come from non-aluminium products.
“Our in-depth industry analysis shows that growth opportunities exist in the fields of aerospace and automotive which we are already active in, along with oil and gas and hi tech industries such as medical which are also growing markets. Widening our product offering is yet another string to our bow and we are excited with the opportunities this diversification will bring.”
metalweb is a leading AS9100 (Rev.C) accredited UK metals stockholder and processor. The company carries in stock one of the largest ranges of aluminium products in all alloys, including plate, sheet, bar, tube and other extruded products. It offers aluminium sheet in many different alloys as part of a totally comprehensive service to manufacturers and their sub-contractors throughout the world for high technology applications where product integrity is critical.
For further information on metalweb’s products and services call 0121 328 7700 or visit www.metalweb.co.uk