The Smiths Metal Centres Group
Smiths Metal Centres Ltd (UK company registration number 03485838) is one of the largest
independent stockholders and distributors of engineering
materials in Europe.
Smiths has a long company
history starting in the year 1780 when the business was
established in Clerkenwell, London as a clock maker by the
Smith family. Over the years the business has evolved and
now focuses solely on stockholding and distribution. It has
also changed ownership but today it is still an independent
privately owned business.
The group supplies a wide
variety of customers and market sectors with a very wide
range of materials. The fundamentals of the whole group are
having the right materials, in the right place, in the right
quantities, at the right time. By staying customer-focused
the aim of the whole company is to be as flexible as
possible so that we supply customers with what they want in
the way they want it supplied.
The whole group now has 14
locations in the UK (see map right) and has a number of
divisions that focus on particular market areas.