A look back on 2017

2017 has been a fantastic year for Kloeckner. It has been a year of digitalisation and investment in exciting new technology that has enabled us to continue providing our customers with the best possible service. But with so much to reflect on, we have selected our top 12 highlights of 2017…

On the first day of Christmas, Kloeckner Metals saw the light and got a brand new super stylish website…

The start of 2017 marked the launch of our brand new website, designed to not only look great but to also improve our customers’ online experience.

This was the start of our period of digitalisation.

On the second day of Christmas, Kloeckner Metals saw the light and got some helpful digi tools…

With our stylish new website up and running, we introduced our suite of digital tools. The first was our Order Overview Tool, which allows customers to manage orders and invoices, while conveniently accessing live delivery updates. The second was our Contract Platform, which enables customers with a current contract to manage any aspect of it, at any time.

On the third day of Christmas, Kloeckner Metals saw the light and got new bending machine…

Earlier in 2017, we were delighted to incorporate our Press Brake which means we can form or press materials into bespoke 3D shapes with our Bystronic Xpert range based at our Blackburn centre of excellence. Using pressure reference technology with fully automatic crowning, we can carry out the highest quality precision bending.

Our Press Brake perfectly complements our flatbed laser processing service. Find out more.

On the fourth day of Christmas, Kloeckner Metals saw the light and launched a modern online shop…

As part of our new era of digitalisation, in September we launched our first ever online shop, making your purchasing experience quicker, simpler and more convenient. It also improves the transparency of your purchasing process and provides you with customer-specific pricing.

Visit our shop here.

On the fifth day of Christmas, Kloeckner Metals saw the light and got a super new flat laser…

To increase our capacity even further, in 2017 we acquired our third flat laser machine, meaning we can continue to provide excellent service for our customers.

On the sixth day of Christmas, Kloeckner Metals saw the light and shot an awesome HR vid…

To showcase our values, and the fantastic people that belong to the Kloeckner Metals UK team, along with the wide range of roles we offer to potential employees, in 2017 we shared our Employee Stories on YouTube throughout the year.

On the seventh day of Christmas, Kloeckner Metals saw the light and added extra QC tech…

In May, we invested in another piece of equipment at our Blackburn office, the Inspec-vision Planar measuring system, allowing us to fully support our laser cutting processes. High-speed with integrated 2D and 3D measuring systems, this is invaluable to our CE processes.

On the eighth day of Christmas, Kloeckner Metals saw the light and procured a saw and drill for Westok…

Thanks to our recent investment in a bespoke saw and drill line, we are now able to process asymmetric and cambered beams.

Find out more about our FICEP Endeavour here.

On the ninth day of Christmas, Kloeckner Metals saw the light and earned some new accreditations…

To demonstrate that we are at the forefront of Quality and Environmental accreditations, our latest include; ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

On the tenth day of Christmas, Kloeckner Metals saw the light and won an MIM award…

The Made in the Midlands Awards recognise the manufacturing heroes within the industry, and The Innovation Award was presented to Graham Hudson (our UK Digitalisation Manager) and David Wheatley (our Digitalisation Champion & Sales Manager). We are incredibly proud!

On the eleventh day of Christmas, Kloeckner Metals saw the light and acquired a brand new jumbo laser…

As one of the leading tube laser processing providers in the UK, we are growing our capacity with the addition of a new Adige LT14 “Jumbo” laser, capable of processing parts up to 355mm in diameter and up to 100kg/m. Keep an eye on our social media pages for more information on the launch at the start of 2018.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Kloeckner Metals saw the light and checked customers were satisfied…

Customer satisfaction is fundamental to us at Kloeckner, which is why we carried out our 2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey. From the results, we are proud of our achievements, and will continue to work hard to ensure you receive the best experience with us.

See the full results of our survey here.

 

2017 has been a year we are proud of and we are already looking forward to a busy and successful 2018. To keep up to date with the latest news in UK steel and Kloeckner in the new year, make sure you’re following Kloeckner Metals UK on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

From all of us here, we hope you have a fantastic 2018.

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