23/07/2020 – AWI makes £1m investment

200t material to meet industry demand

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of round, flat and profile wire has completed a £1m investment in material to ensure it continues to meet the growing requirements of its global client base.


Bob Jones inspecting raw material stock using Positive Material Identification equipment. © Alloy Wire


Alloy Wire International (AWI) has continued manufacturing wire from high performance nickel alloys throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, maintaining supply to sectors including medical, power generation and commercial transport. The company, which offers a strong range of about 60 exotic alloys, ensures to have over 200t of European and DFARS compliant materials in stock at any time, so the manufacturing and delivery can take place within three weeks time after clients have placed their orders. This is just one element of an ongoing investment drive that has also seen the redevelopment of its offices in Brierley Hill and the introduction of the latest wet drawing machine for producing wire from 1.6mm to 0.7mm diameter, plus a take-up spooler that can handle and store larger weight rolled wire profiles.

Mark Venables, Managing Director of Alloy Wire International, commented: “We’re still averaging 160 enquiries every week, so there doesn’t appear to be a let up in demand like some parts of industry are seeing.

With this in mind, we have remained true to our commitment to always have 200t of material in stock at any time, meaning we can complete orders in just 3 weeks – and when an emergency arises we look to our Emergency Manufacturing Service that can see wire supplied in just three days!”

Its global reach also continues to gather pace, with the appointment of Andrew Marshall of AM Wire Pte Ltd to look after Singapore and nearby territories. He has been supporting spring makers and other wire consumers in the region for many years and will offer immediate access to a number of key industries.

Alloy Wire International is approaching 75 years of manufacturing wire in the UK and currently supplies in excess of 5,000 customers involved in automotive, aerospace, defence, medical, nuclear, oil and gas and renewables.

Material, including Phynox, Inconel and Hastelloy, is available from 0.025mm (.001”) to 21mm (.827”) in small batches or medium/large volume – all within a three-week timeframe.

Alloy Wire International (AWI)
Tel.: +44 1384 262022