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Metal Applications

Metal Applications

Like the metal that we supply, our customers come in all shapes and sizes and are doing amazing things with the metal that we provide them with; from creating fine jewellery to constructing skyscrapers. You will find our metal in all manner of environments, at work pumping thousands of litres of oil an hour, supporting tonnes of construction, providing the cog in the most intricate piece of machinery or as the casing for the latest piece of tech.

Metalex supplies metal for use in a wide variety of applications including:

metal for medical applications
metal for aerospace
metal for military and defence
metal for automotive
metal for hydraulics
metal for the oil and gas industry
metal for precision engineering
metal for construction

Metalex has experience of operating in all types of supply chains providing Kanban, Just in Time, Lean Manufacture and High Volume Contract Supply Agreements as well as occasional back to back, spot or one off, orders. Whatever the demands of your project, Metalex will work with you to ensure a successful outcome.

Our smaller customers require a very different service, smaller quantities but with the same attention to detail and speed of service.

Metalex has no minimum or maximum order quantity so stock metals can be ordered and supplied exactly as required.

Large or small, all Metalex customers receive high quality, high performance metal products, coupled with exceptional service.

Metalex is an ISO 9001:2008 & BS EN 9120:2010 approved company.

Please complete the enquiry form located on this page, call +44 (0) 330 223 2653 or email us to discover how Metalex could be supplying you with premium metal products and professional metal processing services.

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