Smiths offers a huge ex-stock range of
non-ferrous metal, stainless steel and engineering plastic
and to compliment this range we also offer a comprehensive
range of additional processing services. Our customers
operate in competitive market places and we have developed
our additional services to help them reduce their ongoing
costs. We aim to provide the most cost efficient method of
providing raw materials to go into manufacturing processes.
Many component manufacturing processes begin with a number of
simple, repetitive cutting operations. Operations such as
billeting, sawing, blanking, guillotining and profiling are all
processes that require dedicated machines and operators for what
are usually very inefficient jobs.
believe that these jobs are better handled for you by us and we
have invested nearly a million pounds in processing equipment to
Because of the volume of cutting jobs that we do for our
customers we’re able to do it very efficiently. We buy equipment
that is designed for these simple cutting operations and we
operate it in very efficient ways. Our saws, for example, work
through the night.
using our additional processing services you will be able to
free-up your skilled people and their machines to concentrate on
the part of your manufacturing process that adds value. However,
you’ll also be making cost savings from reduced scrap, paperwork
and inspections. In some cases it’s even possible to reduce
capital machinery costs.
Delivery times are of course vital to our customers. For that
reason all of our service centres are equipped with billet saws,
plate saws and guillotines. These local processing capabilities
are backed-up by large high volume processing equipment at our
central warehouse for bigger or more complex customer
Additional processing service advantages
Your staff can concentrate on the expert
engineering they’re trained for.
Your specialised, expensive machinery isn’t
used for basic repetition work.
You avoid ‘hidden’ costs associated with
scrap, paperwork and inspections.
You start with quality pieces. All of our
processing is covered by ISO 9001:2000
You get the product when you need it. Lead
times are kept to a minimum
We have no minimum processing quantity, even
down to one blank!
Our high machine utilisation makes the cost
to you as low as possible
You don’t have to hold stock. We can arrange
cutting schedules to suit you
We’re capable of handling very large
processing jobs (10,000 cuts or more!)