19/05/2022 – Wire manufacturer

AWI promises ‘security of supply’

Alloy Wire International (AWI) is returning to Dusseldorf for the first time since Covid-19 and is expecting to target spring, semiconductor and fasteners manufacturers involved in automotive, aerospace, electronics and the booming oil and gas sector.


AWI will introduce “Inconel: 617”, a nickel-chromium-cobalt-molybdenum-aluminium alloy. © Alloy Wire International


Security of supply, unrivalled lead times and technical expertise will be just three of the major talking points when the UK’s leading manufacturer of round, flat and profile wire takes its largest ever presence at “wire”. The company, which has recently invested more than £500,000 into a new warehouse extension in the UK, will take ten staff over to Germany as it looks to reinforce its reputation as a hub of technical knowledge for clients and suppliers. This will be reinforced by sales representatives covering more than 13 individual territories, reflecting the truly global nature of Wire 2022.

Mark Venables, Managing Director at AWI, commented: “This event has been a long time coming and will be a fantastic showcase for everyone connected with the wire industry.

“With all the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, our customers are really looking for security of supply and that involves knowing there is the right volume and variety of material available and that we can still deliver within our expected short lead times”

He continued: “Every decision we made during Covid-19 was taken to ensure we continued to give the same level of manufacturing quality and reliable delivery, and this has paid off with the start of this year turning out to be our busiest yet, something we hope to build on at “wire”.

“Our biggest ever stand will have display cases with sample round, flat and shaped wire alongside a video screen showing behind-the-scenes manufacturing processes of wire being produced in our factory in the UK.”

Alloy Wire International will also use the industry’s largest show to introduce “Inconel: 617”, a nickel-chromium-cobalt-molybdenum-aluminium alloy.

This is its latest addition to a 60+ range of alloys and delivers a combination of increased strength and stability at elevated temperatures (up to 1100°C/2012°F), whilst retaining the high temperature resistance of “Inconel alloy 601”.

Mark concluded: “When the new warehouse is complete, we will have more than 400 tonnes of stock in place at any one time and that should give our global customer base significant confidence in our ability to deliver what they need, when they need it.

“Our technical team has also been busy at work in the research of nickel alloy wire for additive manufacturing and a number of other exciting R+D projects we hope to discuss in more detail at “wire”.”

Alloy Wire International Ltd.
wire 2022, hall 11 booth E 26
Tel.: +44 1384 262022