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Jan 17, 2024

Exploring the Diverse Uses of Precision Stainless Steel

In the realm of precision metals, stainless steel emerges as a versatile and indispensable material, forming the backbone of numerous industries, including manufacturing. At APM, our commitment to excellence in the precision metals field has led us to delve into...

precision steel strip product

Mar 14, 2023

Precision Metals? Yes – But Steel Strip is Still Important

Avocet Steel Strip Ltd founded in 1996 began life  as a supplier of precision metals focused entirely on cold rolled steel strip. At that time the UK market was large and  thriving with several UK based quality producers providing lively competition for Avocet's...

Oct 7, 2022

From Trader to Manufacturer – Our Story So Far

Avocet Steel strip ltd was established in 1996, it was a product of the industrial turmoil of the late 1980s as the demand for steel and metals contracted in line with the offshoring of manufactured products. As customers closed or contracted steel and metals...

Aug 12, 2022

‘On Shoring’ – The New Buzz Word

The manufacturing sector in the UK economy today accounts for 12% of the national output falling from a peak of 46% in 1948. However it is still worth £400 billion pa (ONS ,2019). The focus shift in this Post-War period has been from a UK manufacturing sector...

Nov 11, 2021

25 years for the Avocet Group

October 1996 was a very different world from what we have today, 25 years later. Mobile phones were much simpler and were not a common item back then either personally or in business. They were purely  phones, no email , no internet, no cameras. Neither Google...

Battery Tabs for Lithium-ion Design

Oct 1, 2021

Battery Materials – An Exercise in Precision

September 2021 has seen the prices of petrol and diesel reach new highs with further increases to come as these pump prices do not as yet  take into account the record oil price of $80 per barrel. This compounded by long queues at the pumps as service stations run...

Sep 30, 2021

Just in Time

Oh No! A Fragility Foretold,lean both ways. Most people today working in manufacturing industry, retail or distribution take lean manufacturing and the "just in time" system of stock control and material supply for granted.As far as they are aware its always been...

Apr 22, 2021


Thursday 22 April 2021 Jaguar Land Rover announced a shut down in production at Halewood and Castle Bromwich plants due to a shortage  of parts. JLR is owned by TATA group and is the UKs largest automotive manufacturer. The 2 plants affected employ 6000 workers...

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We are proud to have been awarded ISO 9001 certification, an internationally recognised standard that ensures services meet the needs of clients through an effective quality management system. Our decision to work towards ISO 9001 accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing a high-quality and consistent service to our clients and our ongoing investment in technology, development and processes and procedures.

You can download a copy of our ISO 9001 : 2005 certificate here.
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