With almost 30 years' experience in the industry and unrivalled stock levels, The Alternative Steel Company is well placed to deliver high-speed and accurate solutions to customers across the UK.
A variety of cutting and processing services complement The Alternative Steel Company’s large and comprehensive stockholding, often including specialist sizes and lengths for bespoke jobs. Services also include shotblasting and primer painting, laser profiling and kitting.
Customers enjoy an unrivalled range of products and services, and in turn they have more options and less waste
The Alternative Steel Company owns and operates a transport fleet that fulfils a just in time service to most of the UK within 48 hours from receipt of customer instructions.
Cutting & Processing
Aside from a wide range of stock sizes and lengths, The Alternative Steel Company offers a variety of precision cutting and expert processing services.
The Alternative Steel Company’s cutting and processing services are quick, efficient and reliable. When superior service is coupled with our extensive range of products sizes and lengths, cost savings can often be made just on the reduction or removal of wastage alone.
Fully equipped with the latest cutting technology, our in house facilities include Behringer, Amada, Karmetal and Pegas saws. We offer both straight and mitre cutting, with our largest mitre saw having a 1250mmx700mm aperture for really large jobs and the smallest size we can cut is just 25mm square. Our standard tolerance is +0mm and -2mm, but tighter tolerances can be achieved on request.
Ongoing capital investment in processing equipment ensures the provision of fast and cost-effective solutions to most structural cutting requirements.
We increased our sawing capacity five-fold in 2022, reducing our lead time from seven-to-ten days to a maximum of two days. On many occasions, we can cut for next day delivery.
We have multiple backups within our sawing service and regular scheduled maintenance to minimise downtime. On the very rare occasions where a breakdown occurs, our recovery process is responsive, robust and rapid, and customer service is not impacted.
We offer shotblasting and primer painting. If you need material produced shotblasted with weldable primer applied, we have the facility to do this for you.
We can also laser profile sections. There are many advantages to tube lasering parts; it is fast, flexible and produces a high quality finish. High dimensional accuracy on repetitive parts means no costly jigs to manufacture and eliminates the need for labour intensive, expensive mechanical processes on machine tools. Additionally, laser profile sections can all be delivered as kits, saving our customers time and space.
In addition, we offer goods packed/identified in kit form.
Many of our customers require regular cut to size and/or laser profiled orders, or ‘kits’. We can process, store and deliver these kits, in turn saving our customers time, space and cost as they don’t pay to hold stock.