The Aerospace, Defence and Security industries are high-priority sectors. The UK defence industry, for example, supports 260,000 jobs, and the government spends £20 billion annually in this sector alone. At Kloeckner Metals UK, we understand the specific requirements for a trustworthy supply chain partner for whom safety and quality are of utmost importance. The ability to source and supply a wide range of metal products, tailormade to suit the specifications of such high-integrity industries is essential. We are here to support your business by ensuring that your metal procurement needs are fulfilled.
What makes us an ideal strategic partner?
We understand that for high-integrity sectors, such as Defence, Aerospace and Security, there are stringent requirements to be met. Here is what makes Kloeckner a great strategic partner for these sectors:
Crafted with Safety in Mind
Throughout the years, Kloeckner has built a reputation as a trusted supplier to high-stake industries such as Defence, Marine and Nuclear. Safety is our number one priority, and we understand the importance of safety in these environments. At Kloeckner we have principles, values and behaviours in place that are aligned to a culture of safety, and nothing is more important than protecting employees, the general public and the environment.
At Kloeckner, we believe in providing the highest quality of products for all our clients. Kloeckner Metals UK is an ISO 9001:2015 company, including NHSS3B. We are also CE accredited (BS EN 1090-1 and EN 1090-2) to execution class 4 and recently received Fit For Nuclear certification. All our products are sourced from reputable Western European (CE) mill supply chains, providing full material traceability including red stamped 3.1 and 3.2 certifications of conformity.
Total Metals Management
We, at Kloeckner, understand that specialist sectors such as Defence, Aerospace and Security, require a unique value proposition and demand first-class service. To meet this specific need, we have the Total Metals Management proposition to assist with the needs of companies operating in the high-technology sectors on a project-to-project basis. Our dedicated team of project managers is on hand to manage each project and ensure that deadlines are met.
Responsible and Sustainable Supply Chain Partners
Kloeckner Metals UK is BSI BES 6001 certified for responsible sourcing of construction products, which ensures that all the materials supplied are responsibly and sustainably sourced. This indicates that our supply chain respects human rights, anti-corruption standards and the environment. In fact, Kloeckner & Co, one of our partners based in Germany, has aligned its business to the UN Global Compact ‘Business Ambition for 1.5° C’.
We understand that having a responsible and sustainable supply chain is paramount to the Defence, Aerospace and Security industries and our supply chain fits the bill.
Kevin Stark, Business Development Manager for the Defence Sector at Kloeckner added, “We have earned a reputation of excellence in the Defence sector, our values and standards, aligned with those of our armed forces, has ensured that we meet all project requirements and commitments on time, every time.
We are extremely proud to be a part of the MOD supply chain and we are honoured to play a part in the Defence supply chain, providing our military personnel with the best equipment enabling them to continuously protect and serve the nation.”
Defence and Aerospace Grade Products
Our product range includes various metal products fit for the Aerospace and Defence sector, for both newly built and refit projects. Our products include:
- Structural Hollow Sections, Hot & Cold
- Reversing Mill Plate
- ERW Tube
- Fluid Power Tubes
- Stainless Steel Sheet/Plate
- Chrome Plated Bars
- Copper Tube
- Hot Rolled Sheet & Plate
- Nickel Alloys Bar & Plate
- Cold Reduced Sheet
- Duplex Stainless Steel
- Stainless Steel Tube/Bar
- Abrasion Resistant Plate
- Aluminium Sheet/Extrusions
- Laser Plate
- Heavy Section
- Bimetallic Plates
- Merchant Bar
- Organically Coated Steels
- Engineering Bar
- Mesh/Open Steel Flooring
- Westok Cellular Beam
- USFB (Ultra Shallow Floor Beam)
- Durbar Floor Plate
At Kloeckner, we provide a range of additional services to suit the needs of our clients. Our processing range includes water jet profiling, shot blasting, laser profiling, ring rolling, 3D laser cutting, oxy-fuel profiling, forming, drilling, bending, chamfering, flow drill service and many others. Check out the full list of services on our website or ask our experts for more details.
Kloeckner understands the need for a simple procedure to make the metal procurement process easy and transparent. To help with this, we have developed three alternative solutions – online shop, EDI connections and Contract Portal. Each of these methods delivers the benefits of e-procurement, making the buying process easy and convenient for your teams.
How Does Kloeckner Deliver Excellence to the Aerospace and Defence Sectors?
- By promising safety and quality
- Through a dedicated team of specialists that understands the needs of your sector
- By offering digital E-procurement solutions
- By working across our nationwide operational sites.