Corporate, 2017-05-09, 06:51 PM
New accreditation will allow engineering firm to build big
Global engineering firm thyssenkrupp Materials (UK) Ltd is celebrating after its West Midlands facility in Cradley Heath received an Execution Class 2 welding accreditation, which will open up the doors to working on large structures and installations.
The firm, an arm of thyssenkrupp UK, has met the requirements specified under the BS EN 1090-3 European Union standard.
The new accreditation will allow the firm to work on buildings up to five storeys in height, including residential properties and commercial premises. It will also allow them to begin working on installations at industrial sites, such as power stations.
The firm, which specialises in supplying raw materials such as aluminium and stainless steel, as well as component parts, says the new accreditation will allow it to significantly increase its annual output.
Dean Melling, Director at thyssenkrupp Materials, explained: “This is an important step forward for our business. Since July 2015, work on projects of this nature has been governed by the BS EN 1090-3 and an Execution Class 2 has been a standard requirement.
“Our staff have put 10 months of hard work into attaining this qualification, and we will now be able to go out and chase additional clients for the welding side of our business. It gives us scope to provide welding services and prefabricated components on larger and more complicated projects.
“We have already won a significant contract at a power station in Staffordshire, and we look forward to having an opportunity to pitch on a diverse range of projects going forward.
In addition to gaining the Execution Class 2 accreditation, the firm has also begun continual operations at its materials warehouse. This will allow orders to be fulfilled 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
thyssenkrupp UK Ltd made headlines recently after opening a new national HQ in Solihull. It employs more than 2000 people across the UK.
thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group which employs 150,000 people in more than 80 countries. Its UK subsidiary is firmly established as a leading supplier of materials including Aluminium, Stainless Steel and Mild Steel. thyssenkrupp materials are used by recognised brands in sectors as varied as motorsports, aerospace and renewable energy.
thyssenkrupp strives to make high-quality, dependable materials available to everyone, from big businesses to independent engineers and hobbyists. It recently launched materials4me, offering a wide range of metals and craft ware to order online for home delivery. For more information visit www.materials4me.co.uk.