An online retailer has invested £700,000 in new technology, machinery, vehicles and shelving systems to further boost its business.
The Metal Store, based in Cleckheaton, is one of the UK’s largest online metal and steel suppliers for businesses and do-it-yourselfers and began trading in 2011.
The company has a diverse customer base including global automakers, construction and engineering companies, professional football clubs, universities and performance venues.
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The Metal Store now employs 39 people in its 50,000 square foot Cleckheaton office, machining and distribution facilities and has a turnover of several million pounds.
Its sales have increased year on year since it opened. Revenue grew by a record 60% over the past two years and the company has continued to trade strongly since the start of 2022.
As part of its investment, the retailer acquired two straight-cutting Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines for high-production cutting of steel tubing.
In addition, The Metal Store purchased industrial banding machines, semi-automatic taping machines, automatic strapping machines and a press brake to bend sheet metal.
The company has invested in three large flatbed vehicles to transport our deliveries and new shelving systems to create additional storage space and improve lead times.
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Andy Buckley, Founder and Managing Director of The Metal Store, said: “We have enjoyed a period of sustained growth which has been expertly led by the great team we have here at The Metal Store.
“Our £700,000 investment in technology, machinery, vehicles and shelving allows us to maintain momentum by further improving our service to our customers.
“Having the latest technology in our shop has increased our capacity, speed and efficiency to ensure that we continue to expand our excellent product and customer service experience nationwide.”
The Metal Store has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 based on over 2,600 reviews on Google. The company also introduced an “Expect More” brand positioning line to encapsulate its service proposition in the market.
The retailer’s products include cable ties, mild steel, aluminum, stainless steel, mild steel, galvanized steel, sheet metal, scaffolding fittings and scaffold tubes.
It also provides tube clamp kits that can be used to create a multitude of items, including handrails and gates, home and retail furniture, home gyms, and sports equipment.
The Metal Store offers free, unlimited straight cutting of lengths or sheet metal and deliver throughout mainland UK.