Emergency orders soar at Black Country's Alloy Wire

The company has completed 12 per cent more emergency orders in the first half of the year than the whole of 2016.


A Black Country supplier of high-performance alloys has secured a number of new contracts after a spike in demand for its emergency manufacturing service (EMS).

Alloy Wire International (AWI) completed 12 per cent more EMS orders in the first half of the year than the whole of 2016.

Urgent orders have been received from customers in the nuclear, aerospace and oil and gas sectors.

Ian Fitzgerald, operations director at AWI, said: "Our emergency manufacturing service has been called upon quite often over the past 17 years …   just never at the rate that we are seeing at the moment.

"A lot of customers have found that a critical situation has arisen, such as an oil platform urgently needing components to resume production, necessitating the rapid delivery of a nickel alloy wire to avoid mounting production losses running into the tens of thousands of pounds."

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