EuroWire November 2022

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AWI posts European sales boost A UK manufacturer of round, flat and profile wire has seen a major increase in European sales. Orders at Alloy Wire International (AWI) have risen to nearly a third of its predicted £13mn annual turnover, with the firm’s commitment to short lead times and security of supply securing a number of new clients. nuclear sectors. The shipping department has established contingency plans with some of the world’s best transport carriers, ensuring its material can be anywhere in Europe within three weeks of the order being placed. Tom Mander, managing

speak for themselves with European sales up 20 per cent over the last twelve months, underlining the importance of supply chain resilience.” The company has seen similar growth outside Europe, with the buoyant oil and gas industry encouraging a surge in North American business. Round and profile wire –manufactured in corrosion-resistant and/or high-temperature resistant alloys such as Inconel X-750, Phynox, Inconel 718 and Hastelloy C-276 – is in demand from customers producing springs and fasteners used deep underground or under the ocean. The medical device sector continues to buy wire made in alloys like MP35N, Phynox and vacuum-melted grades of stainless steel for their metallographic purity. Mr Mander said, “Customers in these high-tech sectors stipulate raw material from selected approved sources and the wire being manufactured to specific AMS and ASTM specifications. We adopt these practices, making it easy for customers to select AWI as their programme partner. This is further strengthened by our quality and operational systems being accredited to AS 9100 (aerospace) and ISO 13485 (medical devices).” AlloyWire International

director designate, commented, “We’ve seen all the newspaper headlines around Brexit and the complications it is causing, but we’re bucking the national trend it seems. Yes, it hasn’t been easy, and we’ve had to spend a lot of time and money in getting the processes right. However, the results

The company has invested in a network of sales offices around the world, providing local knowledge in forty countries and enabling AWI to build relationships in the automotive, aerospace, high-value engineering, medical, oil and gas and

AWI’s European sales have increased 20 per cent in the last year

Lämneå Bruk AB Wire machinery manufacturer Lämneå Bruk will be participating for the second time at a wire industry trade show in India this year. After a successful Cable & Wire Fair in March, the company will be exhibiting at wire India in November. The Indian market has gained importance for the Swedish company over the years, and the feedback in March was positive, according to president Jonas Hagstedt. Lämneå Bruk’s machine portfolio ranges from drawing machines to (de-)spooling, rod preparation, coilers, take-ups, payoffs and pointing machines for different wire types, such as low- to high-carbon, stainless steel, welding and spring wire. The company has specialised industry knowledge, and says that its teams’ hands-on skills allow them to find the suitable and innovative solutions for the international customer base. All parts of its machines are produced on-site in Sweden, from the first drawing to the electrical design, manufacturing, control cabinet assembly and programming with a complete CNC set-up. Being in full control over the entire production chain ensures quality and gives flexibility to customise each machine to the customer’s requirements, to meet the changing demands of the industry. A thorough three-step risk analysis and conformity according to ISO standards certify the safety of all machines. Lämneå Bruk AB L 102 B

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