Based in the West Midlands since its incorporation in 1928, voestalpine High Performance Metals UK Ltd has just rebranded and is looking in nice shape at ninety.
Austrian owned, it was originally registered as Anglo-Styrian Steel Co Ltd, but over the years the company has traded under various names including Schoeller Bleckmann Steels (Great Britain) and more recently Bohler Uddeholm (UK). What has remained constant is their commitment to quality and continual investment in a company that operates at the top of its field.
Leaders in supplying specialty metals to the most demanding sectors including Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Power Generation, Automotive and Motorsport, today voestalpine AG Group has a combined turnover in excess of EUR 12 billion. With 500 Group companies and locations in more than 50 countries on 5 continents, it is great that the West Midlands is home to its UK Headquarters.
Tom Gowans, Country Manager and Managing Director of voestalpine High Performance Metals UK Ltd, shares his commitment to the UK:
We have always been Midlands based and were the original occupier in the newly opened European Business Park in Oldbury in 1993. This year we celebrate 90 years since incorporation and the 25 year milestone at our head quarters. We have continually invested during this time, in 2016 we opened our purpose-built warehouse facility. The new KASTO system is the tallest in the UK and one of the largest in Europe and was quick to win the Warehouse Efficiency Award at the Annual SHD Logistics Awards. This year we have acquired CMP Alloys as our regional distribution hub in Kirkcaldy Scotland, to service our Oil and Gas customers.”
The strength of the voestalpine Group and expertise of its production companies means the UK business will continue to benefit from a strong supply chain, extensive product portfolio and financial backing. The UK business is the market leader in specialty steels, tool steel, tube and piping products. The UK facility is accredited with ISO certifications 9001, 14001, 18001 and AS9120, so customers can be rest assured that the services provided are of the highest quality.
So what’s next:
We believe that first class special steel only goes part of the way. This year we have extended our Value Added Services offer, providing our customers with exceptional quality supported by onsite services such as machining, milling, testing and additive manufacturing. To us, it is all about offering a complete solution.”
says Tom Gowans.
The West Midlands is often referred to as the engine of the UK, which is fitting as its the home of voestalpine High Performance Metals UK Ltd – supplying specialty steel to the most demanding sectors.
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