About Smiths

We are a world-class supplier of engineering raw materials. Our objective is to provide all our customers, from the small machine shop to the large multi-national corporation, a supply path that continuously delivers the highest levels of service, quality and value.

Bespoke Metal Supply Solutions


To maximise the potential of any Bespoke Supply Solutions (BSS) package, it is essential that we first gain a comprehensive understanding of your business.

We adopt a multi-staged process that ensures we cover every aspect of your raw material supply chain, this in turn, allows us to put a BSS proposal forward that not only meets your expectations but exceeds them.

Stage 1

A detailed telephone conversation would take place to gain an understanding of the areas where you feel you could benefit from a streamlined supply chain.

Stage 2

We would then arrange a visit to your premises where a member of our team would gain a deep understanding of your current business processes and explain some of the solutions that are available, some of which you may not know even exist!

Stage 3

If required, further meetings with members of your procurement, planning and engineering departments would take place to ensure every aspect of your supply chain has been evaluated.

Stage 4

From all the information gathered a BSS package would be built and then presented to you and any members of your team you wish to involve. A full explanation of the value-added and through cost-benefit of each feature will be discussed in detail.

Stage 5

Once we have agreed through cost targets, an implementation plan would be put in place; if changes are required, we return to stage 3 or 4.

Stage 6

Implementation takes place with no impact on manufacturing, a member of our team is nominated as your point of contact to provide ongoing support and to ensure regular review meetings are undertaken.

This multi-staged process has proven to be very successful, BSS packages are adaptable and can evolve over time, allowing us to fulfil your ultimate objectives whilst offering ongoing cost reductions for your business.

Additional Info

To view our stock range of engineering alloys and plastics please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

View our brochure online by clicking here.

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