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Our Approach

Smiths Advanced Metals is a Premium Multi Metal Stockholder At Smiths we genuinely believe that we have an approach to doing business that is different from other stockholders

We have been in business for over two hundred years and in that time we have continued to develop an understanding of the ways in which we can contribute to success of all our customers' businesses.

We think we have identified the keys areas that our customers expect us to focus on and we work hard every day to get better and better at delivering a high quality, robust, knowledgeable and cost effective service to all our customers.

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Why are we so different?

Smiths Advanced Metals is a Premium Multi Metal Stockholder Many engineering companies work with stockholders and accept certain limitations or find workarounds to ensure they are able to fulfil their customers' requirements on time. We know this adds significant cost to your business and we believe you should not have to make these compromises.

We do not offer stocked products in a limited way. We invest in the widest range of engineering materials possible, with a variety and depth of product range to support your business. With over 8000 product lines and a target of 98% availability, our aim is to take away the need for your business to carry any surplus stock.

Variety of Product, Shapes & Sizes

We keep a broad range of material stock in grades, specifications, releases and approvals to support your business. For example you might currently deal with a stockholder who supplies a few grades of aluminium (the most common commercial grades). We keep many more grades of aluminium bar including free machining, high corrosion resistance and so on. Added to this are further releases which are specific to particular markets such as oil and gas and aerospace. It is this depth of stock that makes us a one stop shop for your material supply needs. Our metal types include aluminium, copper, steel, magnesium, nickel, stainless, titanium, tungsten, brass and specialist metals for specific industry sectors such as aerospace and oil & gas.

Many stockholders only stock a limited selection of simple shapes. We differ again in the range of shapes available - we add considerably to this simple range with, hexagonal bar, ovals, rounds, angles, strips and many more. In other words products which are better suited to our customers' exact requirements and can be purchased without the need for costly and unnecessary additional machining.

We provide our stock in smaller incremental sizes too allowing you to purchase what you need without the necessity to machine it down. The closer the raw material is in diameter to the finished component, the greater the cost saving. For example, we may be able to supply bar to you that is the exact size for you components dimensions or even have a size specially made for you by the mill. By choosing a bar length that is the exact multiple length of your finished component, it is possible to make significant through-cost savings on scrap.


Our supply capability is unique as we are constantly developing a stock range of advanced and general engineering products which is linked directly to consumer demand without restriction.

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Smiths Advanced Metals
Stratton Business Park,
London Road,
Bedfordshire SG18 8QB

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