Two leading steel specialists are celebrating success after reaching a prestigious milestone which has seen them partner on a variety of projects for over a quarter of a century.
South West Galvanizers has for over 25 years been providing its specialist hot-dip galvanizing treatment to thousands of tonnes of steel produced by Cornwall-based SJ Andrew & Sons and its customers.
As Steel Stockholders & Industrial Supplies Stockists, SJ Andrew & Sons provides raw materials to a number of customers across Cornwall and surrounding areas for a diverse range of products ranging from farm gates and small beams, to boat parts and railings.
“It’s a really exciting time for us as we've just celebrated our centenary year in business. To be marking our 25th anniversary of working with the team at South West Galvanizers tops this celebration off,” explained Nathan Andrew, Director of SJ Andrew. “As a result of working together for all these years, we've developed ways of working which benefit us both as businesses, including the introduction of a dedicated ‘collection point’ service.”
SJ Andrew’s customers purchase raw materials from its site in Redruth, and take them away to fabricate and use, later bringing them back for its ‘collection point’ service, which sees South West Galvanizers pick them up on a weekly basis ready for galvanizing at its plant in Devon. Upon completion of the hot-dip protective treatment, they are then returned by South West Galvanizers to SJ Andrew’s site, ready for their customers to collect.
Nathan added: “It’s a really beneficial way of working as it enables the South West Galvanizers’ team to collect products all at once, without the need to undertake various drop offs and collections across the county. And, it’s an added value service for our clients too, as all they have to do is drop them off at our site and they’re returned within one week, fully galvanized and treated.”
Anthony Wonnacott, General Manager at South West Galvanizers, commented: “We’re thrilled to have achieved this milestone with SJ Andrew – it really does prove how effective and beneficial doing business locally is. Over the years, we’ve been able to identify ways working which benefit both parties – not only are we improving our fuel efficiency by collecting goods all in one go, but customers of SJ Andrew are provided with a complete service from start to finish. They’re a great family-run firm and we look forward to working with them for many more years to come.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd