The “General Engineering” market category is used to cover the wide range of industries which use aluminium in its various forms to make components and end products.
In each case it is one or more of aluminium’s beneficial characteristics that make it the material of choice.
Here are some examples of engineered components across a range of industries and applications
|Ladders||Light weight, strong and corossion resistant|
|Picture frames||Modern, high-tech appealing finish|
|Tool boxes||Light weight tough and handsome finish - a favourite in bright tread-sheet|
|Signage||Light weight, workability and attractive finish|
|Scaffold towers||Light weight, hard wearing and corrosion resistant|
|Mine skips||Non-sparking and light weight|
|Stadium seating||Attractive finish and corrosion resistant|
|Cookware||Light weight, conductivity and formability|
|Pallets||Light weight and corrosion resistant|
|Aerial dishes||Light weight, durable and corrosion resistant|
|Telescopic tripods||Light weight, sturdy and corrosion resistant|
|Helicopter landing pads||Light weight, strong and corrosion resistant|
|Solar panels||Corrosion resistant|
Distributors, also known as stockists in some markets, play a very important role in supplying our end user manufacturers with a wide range of rolled and extruded products. This is particularly so in the General Engineering market.
Globally, 30% to 40% of all rolled and extruded aluminium is sold through a distributor channel.
In many cases the distributors have invested in equipment to cut, bend, slit and surface finish aluminium to customer requirements. This added value service is key to many customers in this market.
We value relationships with distributors, working with them to open up and develop new market opportunities across the globe. Together we ensure that customers are serviced with quality stock delivered on time.