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Pre-Met join Engineering Elite

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Pre-Met Ltd are extremely proud to announce that they have been awarded a Supply Chains in the Twenty First Century (SC21) Bronze Award and thereby join an elite number of precision engineering companies to achieve an SC21 award.

SC21 is a change programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace & defence industries by raising the performance of its supply chains. The UK is number one in Europe and second only to the U.S. globally, in the aerospace and defence industries. To achieve an SC21 award a company must demonstrate their world class business performance in all aspects including on time delivery and services to customers, in internal business efficiency and furthermore a continuous sustainable improvement culture throughout the organisation. Pre-Met Ltd have achieved a SC21 bronze award having demonstrated greater than 95% on time delivery and 98% customer quality acceptance and dedication to a sustainable improvement programme, across a 12 month qualifying performance period.

Pre-Met ltd supply metal stampings and metal pressings as well as sub-assemblies and other engineering Solutions.Their SC21 Bronze Award was supported by their entire Aerospace customer base who confirmed the excellent on time delivery, quality and efficiency matrices.

Matthew Thornton Pre-Met's Quality Manager, led this ongoing improvement programme, together with the support of all the employees. Speaking of this achievement, Mr Thornton said:

"We are delighted that our company's efforts have resulted in achieving the SC21 bronze award. Quality and delivery performance are integral to our mission statement of continuous improvement and SC21 is a key part of our improvement philosophy to support and add value to our customers. We are absolutely committed to the program and have targeted advancement to a Silver accreditation".

Steve Haynes, Managing Director commented: "I could not be more proud of this achievement; it was a huge commitment and underlines Pre-Met's unparalleled service, flexibility, quality and on time delivery. It is a huge boost for us. We've known for a long time that Pre-Met was capable of extraordinary things, our KPI's proved that. Few, if any, advanced engineering companies can produce the on-time delivery and first time delivered quality necessary to achieve such an award, as well as all the other "best practice" business management measures that SC21 requires you to embrace. Now we've had our performance independently benchmarked it's undeniable; Pre-Met are amongst the best performing Engineering companies in the World. I know that we've all worked hard for this award. Now, we're setting our sights on getting back to work to achieve a Silver award!"

Pre-Met prefer to view themselves as Engineering Solutions providers offering a whole range of services from:

  • Design
  • Proto-typing
  • Production
  • Sub-assembly
  • Lead wire

Along with their collaborative partners they provide the Aerospace industry with:

  • Metal pressing and metal stampings
  • Plastic moulding and over-moulding
  • Turned Parts
  • High precisions springs

The prestigeous award will be presented during a ceremony to be held by the ASD Group at the University West of England Conference centre in Bristol on 9th April, 2013 and will be received by Steve Haynes (M.D.) and Matthew Thornton (Quality Manager) who are making plans to attended the ceremony.

You can find out more about Pre-Met Ltd at their website or by contacting their Sales & Marketing Manager, Mark smith via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



New automotive contract

Pre-Met awarded major new automotive contract

Advanced engineering company Pre-Met has been awarded a major new contract from one of it's automotive customers. The contract, for one of the leading premium OEM marques, is a significant milestone for Pre-Met taking them past an annual turnover of £3 Million in the automotive sector.

Sales & Marketing Manager at Pre-Met, Mark Smith said "The automotive market is a significant one for Pre-Met and accounts for a significant proportion of our turnover." Smith commented further "we are well established in the automotive sector and have provided metal pressings and metal stampings for switch components in many of the leading brands on the road today. This new contract sees us move in to metal component manufacture for engine system protection utilising a high specification nickel/steel alloy noted for it's high magnetic permeability (MU-metal)."

The contract calls for a complicated metal stamping progression tool to be designed, tested and put in to mass production. The component has a projected life span in excess of 6 years and may well be expanded to new brands as it gains a hold in the market place.

Pre-Met Managing Director, Steve Haynes, added "this contract is indicative of Pre-met's philosophy of being an extremely flexible and supportive supplier. The milestones on the project are tight but, given out ability to react to a customer's needs, well within our capability.Further it shows our ability to assist our customers with a cradle to grave approach in their metal component manufacture encompassing concept, design, prototyping, mass production and finally aftermarket care."

Pre-Met also has metal component manufacture servicing other markets such as Aerospace, Defence, Medical Equipment, Industrial and Construction markets.

Should you wish to know more about Pre-Met and it's services then Mr Smith can be contacted via email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or via Pre-Met's office +44 (0)1527 510535.


Successful Open Day for Pre-Met

Pre-Met Ltd hosted another successful open day at their premises on Studley Road, Redditch on Wednesday 6th February. In attendance were a number of large blue chip companies, whose total turnover is counted in the tens of billions of Dollars, involved in the Aerospace and Automotive markets as well and some smaller medium sized companies involved in Industrial and Cosntruction markets.

"The day was a great success" said Pre-Met's Sales & Marketing Manager, Mark Smith. "We received half a dozen significant enquiries as well as opened discussions on some major projects that are coming down the pipeline and require a supplier" commented Smith.

Pre-Met are one of Europe's leading suppliers of metal stamped and metal pressed parts to many market sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial, Electronics, Medical and Construction sectors.

Steve Haynes, Managing Director at Pre-Met, reflected "these open days have been a great success for us. This is the third such event that we have run in the last 8 months. On each occassion we have received enquiries and won business. For us, they offer an alternative marketing solution to exhibiting at UK based trade shows with greater returns on investment. In fact they cost us little to host but give us greater ability and flexibility to showcase our capabilities. Long may they continue!".

The next open day at the company is still under discussion but is sure to continue this vein of success. For news of additional open days please keep an eye on their website or Social Media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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Pre-Met Open Day


Pre-Met is Open for Business

Following the success of their series of Open Days in 2012 Pre-Met Ltd has announced a new series of events for 2013.

Throughout 2012 Pre-Met Ltd, who specialise in metal pressing and stampings to advanced engineering markets, held a number of "Open Days" to showcase their capabilities and facility.

"The events were a great success" commented Pre-Met's Sales & Marketing Manager Mark Smith. "The events were well attended and each one resulted in a number of enquiries and several hundred thousand pounds of business. We were also impressed at potential and existing clients willingness to travel from all over the U.K." added Mr Smith

The heart of the Open Days was a short presentation about Pre-Met followed by a conducted tour of the Pre-Met facility and finally access to all the senior managers at the company.

Steve Haynes, M.D., at Pre-met metal stampings and pressings, added "The events were a great showcase for our company. They allowed us to demonstrate our capabilities to our customer base and potential clients. It certainly has added significant busiess over the last 12 months".

The next event will be held on February 6th at 10:30am and any company that wishes to attend should contact Mark Smith via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Places are limited and will be issued on a first come basis.


Mosses and Mitchell

Leading manufacturers within the broadcast market, Mosses and Mitchell, have merged with Pre-Met Ltd, a precision engineering company who supply bespoke metal components to different markets.

Mosses and Mitchell will still be specialists within their field, supplying video, audio and specialist products to a high quality standard.  Working alongside Pre-Met Ltd, Mosses and Mitchell are able to provide the expertise and advice that they are renowned for, but they now have the capacity to provide quality products in larger quantities when requested. 

To see what Mosses and Mitchell can offer please use the link provided.


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