Aalco, Delivering Customer Service, Investing in Capability
Aalco's, customers from every sector of the UK manufacturing and engineering industry, whether small local businesses or large multinational corporations, benefit from:
- An inventory spanning aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze and nickel alloys in all semi-finished forms
- Comprehensive processing services providing items cut and/or finished to customer requirements
- Eighteen centres bringing local service to every corner of the UK
- Ongoing investments in technology and logistics to ensure on-time delivery
Please visit the Aalco web site for full information about the range of products and services plus Download files of product literature.
Aalco is the UK's largest independent multi-metals stockholder, with an extensive inventory spanning aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze and nickel alloys in all semi-finished forms.
Aalco provides customers with a cost-effective single source for all their metals requirements, together with a comprehensive processing service offering all stock in standard sizes or cut to customer’s instructions as well as finishing and coating.
No order is too large or too small and Aalco offers a responsive and competitive service for supplying anything from single item orders to major JIT contracts, tailoring this service to the individual needs of every customer from small local businesses to major multinational corporations.
The Aalco inventory spans aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze and nickel alloys in all semi-finished forms, covering a wide range of grades/alloys, shapes and sizes - both industry standards and special or bespoke items for particular applications or individual customers.
With eighteen service centres nationwide, plus ongoing investments in technology and logistics, Aalco delivers on-time to every corner of the UK. Every Aalco service centre holds stocks to meet the immediate needs of customers in their local area, backed up by bulk stocks held at a central warehouse.
Whatever your requirement, in whatever quantity, it will pay to discuss your needs with your local Aalco service centre.
For a quotation, for further information, more extensive technical information, advice on product selection or to place an order, please contact your your local Aalco service centre.
Standard Stock & "Specials"
In providing customers with a cost-effective single source for all their metals requirements, over 50% of Aalco sales comprise non-standard products.
Thus, as well as the 10,000 item standard stock range, Aalco also holds a significant range of non-standard products as well as special items for particular industries and individual customers. In fact, around 40% of the stock at individual service centres falls into this category.
This combines with a comprehensive processing service offering items cut to customer's instructions as well as finishing and coating. In addition, Aalco regularly arranges sub-contract processing using a range of approved suppliers.
Exceptional customer service starts with people. Flexible people, whom customers can trust and reply upon to provide quality advice and informed product knowledge in a friendly manner.
Aalco attracts, develops and retains high quality people. Continuous development of their skills includes an in-house product training programme giving them a complete understanding of the full range. This enables customers to benefit from assistance in materials selection and choice of the most cost effective processing options.
In addition, Aalco regularly arranges other services for customers on a sub-contract basis.
Aalco takes great care when selecting manufacturing sources for its products. Every mill is subjected to careful scrutiny and must meet a schedule of quality control requirements. All products supplied by Aalco conform to the relevant BS or international standard and a certificate of conformity or analysis can be supplied on request.
Aalco service centres operate a quality manual designed to ISO9000/2000 requirements. Many vendor approvals and bespoke quality control systems are operated through individual Aalco service centres, including aerospace release materials from Southampton and Hull.
Processed metals save time and money and so many customers have a need for cutting services. Understanding this, Aalco is committed to providing an effective response and thus made major investments in a wide range of advanced processing equipment at both local service centres and central facilities.
Most service centres have on-site bar sawing, protective PVC coating of sheet and a guillotine. Central facilities include plate saws, polishing of sheet and coil, and plasma profiling, as well as coil processing, spanning, decoiling, levelling, slitting and blanking.
The most comprehensive stock range; the highest investment in processing equipment; local service centres nationwide; helpful, friendly, knowledgeable staff and the industry's biggest fleet of delivery vehicles - it all adds up to unbeatable service.
Aalco has maintained market leadership over many years through an absolute dedication to flexible, responsive customer service - a service level that is continuously monitored and improved through key performance indicators.
That's why, for reliable, on-time delivery of exactly what you want, when and where you need it, whether it's a small one-off item or a complex JIT contract, Aalco is the obvious first choice.
Aalco has a selection of product literature including a 72 page brochure and a handy stocklist. These are all available for Download as pdf files on the Aalco web site. Hard copies can be obtained by contacting the local branch.