The Tube Trade Fair in Düsseldorf is regarded as one of the most beneficial events for the tube and tube processing industry. With a 98% satisfactory rate and 2 out of 3 trade visitors finding new business partners at Tube 2016¹, Tube 2018 is set to be an unmissable event.
UKF have been attending Tube Düsseldorf since 1996 and it has become an integral part of our company’s tradition and business calendar.
Since 2016, the UKF Group has developed by leaps and bounds and we are proud at our progress to this day.
As Tube Dusseldorf 2018 quickly approaches, it’s the perfect time for us to highlight some of the UKF Group’s biggest developments from the last 2 years.
B Block Berresford Avenue, Coventry
In January 2018, JPC took over from Eberspacher UK (EET) at B Block, Berresford Avenue, Coventry. This takeover came about when Eberspacher announced plans to move their automotive welding cells to Cowley, Oxfordshire – and their bending operation out of the UK. By doing so we have saved several jobs and prevented the site from closing.
As a result we are now the proud owners of 6 tube bending cells and for the next 5 years at least will be producing and supplying a complete range of original BMW Mini exhaust pipes direct to Eberspächer Cowley.
Since Tube 2016, we have acquired a state-of-the-art LaserTube LT5, allowing us to provide a premium laser profiling service to our customers. The LT5 is our solution to achieving complex cuts with minimal waste and cost.
For more information on the benefits of our laser profiling services, read 7 Reasons UKF Chose Fibre Laser Cutting.
Factory Master Rolled Out Across UKF/JPC
To unify our sales and production platforms, we rolled out Factory Master across UKF Stainless and JPC in a two-step procedure over a 10 month period. Factory Master has integrated UKF Stainless and JPC’s systems, provided EDI compatibility and future proofed the businesses.
Ferrari Stainless arrives on eBay
To make our products more accessible, Ferrari Stainless invested in an eBay shop. This provides our customers 24/7 access to a range of our products that can be ordered at a click of a button. With plans to extend our range, it is proving to be a great way to cater for smaller businesses. Click here to visit our store.
UKF Stainless Ltd’s 25th Anniversary
Last year, UKF Stainless celebrated 25 years of stock-holding and supplying in the world of tube and tube processing industry. UKF Stainless’ hard work over the years has provided the company with the most comprehensive range of perforated tubes in automotive sizes. Additionally, UKF Stainless boasts a diverse range of products and services for customers from all sectors of the manufacturing industry.
In September 2017, UKF Stainless invited a handful of valued customers to the Head Office to celebrate the anniversary as a way showing appreciation for their continued support throughout the years.
Stainless Metals Open Factory in Dublin
Since being established in 2015, Stainless Metals and Alloys Ltd (SMA) have gone through exponential growth. To ensure the continuation of this success, a factory near Dublin was acquired in 2017.
The location of the factory provided SMA with a base of operations south of the border. This has been significant in its development as it has made Next Day Delivery within the Republic of Ireland an option for our customers.
12 Buntsford Park Road, Bromsgrove
Thanks to the support from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, we secured our head office site on Buntsford Park Road, Bromsgrove in February 2018.
The site has also been modified to make it more accessible and practical for the workforce. This involved merging the two warehouse units to make the site more efficient and suitable for further development.
Sell out Open Day
UKF Stainless Ltd were delighted to have hosted the Made in the Midlands Breakfast Networking event on Thursday 17th August 2017.
As a proud member of the Made in the Midlands family, we were only too pleased to be able to open our doors. Attendees were treated to a tour of our extensive factories, followed by live demonstrations of the perforators and laser machines in action.
To learn more about our open day, read Wire and Tube News’ press release.