Engineering Materials
we are the UK's leading stockholder


Smiths Metal Centres is a world-class supplier of engineering material alloys & plastics
into a broad range of industrial applications


Our customers operate in a variety of sectors and often have differing purchasing requirements. We aim to offer all our customers, from the small machine shop to large multi-national corporation, a supply path that continuously provides the highest levels of service, quality and value, regardless of your operating sector. We search the world to find the best suppliers of all the products we sell - suppliers that share our vision of quality and service. We develop long term agreements with our suppliers and monitor all our supply chains to ensure consistency in product performance and stock availability.

We stock thousands of individual products and offer an extensive selection of shapes and tighter incremental sizes - it is this breadth and variety of stock which defines us as one of Europe's leading material stockholders for engineering applications.



An Enviable Stock Range

We stock thousands of individual products and offer an extensive selection of shapes and sizes - it is this breadth and variety of stock which defines us as one of Europe's leading engineering material stockholders.

About Smiths

We adopt a refreshingly different approach to raw material stockholding, with the main focus on offering our customers service, quality and value. We combine a comprehensive stock range with bespoke back-office systems and processing services which results in a proposition which is unrivalled on the stockholder sector. If you are looking for engineering materials, there is a high level of certainty that we will carry the product in stock and have the in-house capability to process it to your size requirements.

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Why Choose Us?

Our stock range consists over over 8,000 products and it a broad variety of shapes and sizes. Our versatility ensures that we have most products in stock to suit your needs.

We stock products in both metric and imperial measurements which are closer in incremental steps. This means that we have products in stock which will be closer to your size requirements which may negate the need to machine the material down.

With a network of 14 dedicated UK services, the majority of which offer stocked products and in-house processing, we have offer you the quality, service and value at a local level.

Our UKAS testing laboratory is unique to the stockholding industry

UKAS Laboratory

We are the only UK engineering materials stockholder to have a fully equipped UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which forms part of our Technical Services Department. Formed in 1998, our laboratory adds considerable value to our business in terms of the testing methods available and the unrivalled support we are able to offer our customers.

With a dedicated team of onsite metallurgists, our laboratory gives you unrivalled metallurgical support.

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Quality at Smiths Metal Centres is not an afterthought
it is the foundation on which our business is built

Our quality management system (QMS) is completely embedded into our industry leading bespoke IT platform. We also offer comprehensive traceability courtesy of our unique barcoding system. This ensures that all our products are completely visible while under our care.

Quality performance is a particular area in which Smiths excels