B.E. Wedge’s ongoing expertise has played a key role in keeping cargo on the move by road and sea.
The company has been galvanizing steel components for engineering firm Bloxwich Truck and Container Products Ltd since 1974, and together they have been involved in a number of exciting projects both home and abroad.
Cannock-based Bloxwich manufactures hinges, brackets and other parts used to make storage containers and trailers for heavy goods vehicles and cargo ships. Roughly two thirds of the components they supply need to be galvanized to ensure they are properly protected against rusting and corrosion when exposed to the elements.
Craig Hydon, of Bloxwich, revealed the long-term partnership between the two firms came about following a chance tip-off to one of the company’s engineers. “We were looking into potential galvanizing companies we could use and B.E. Wedge was recommended to us because of their proven track record and reputation for the quality of their work,” Craig said.
He added: “After that initial deal back in 1974, we’ve been using them exclusively ever since, as they provide us with such a high quality and efficient service. Many of our clients are based in Scandinavia, but thanks to B.E. Wedge’s fast turnaround we are able to get hold of the galvanised components they require by the next day.”
“To be working together for such a long time together is quite an achievement. We are delighted with our relationship with Bloxwich and look forward to continuing the successful partnership for many more years to come,” commented Lee Dickens, Commercial Manager for B.E. Wedge.