Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd

Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd
Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd
Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd
Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd

About Us

With more than 150 years of history Wedge Group Galvanizing is one of the UK’s largest hot dip galvanizing organisations. We have 14 plants strategically placed around the UK enabling us to offer you a truly national service for all your galvanizing requirements.

The Group can process anything from a 1.5mm thick plain washer to a 29 metre beam. Our continuing investment in new technology and plant, together with our commitment to customer care ensures that we offer you first-class quality and service.

Our plants are designed and equipped to set industry-leading standards for sustainability and low environmental impact. For example, we have integrated rainwater collection and storage systems, which enable rainwater to be recycled into the galvanizing process, this eliminates run-off from our sites and minimizes the use of mains water.

What we can offer you:

  • Daily door-to-door collection and delivery service*
  • 24-hour turnaround service on request
  • Unrivalled Customer Service
  • Spin Galvanizing/Powder Coating*
  • Shot blasting*
  • Double Dip*
  • Technical & Design Advice
  • ISO 9001 quality approved

*These options are plant specific please ask for further details.

Group capacities:

  • Bath sizes: Shortest 4.5m / Longest 21m /Widest 1.7m / Deepest 3.7m.
  • Double Dip: up to 29 metres
  • Vertical Dip: up to 3.2m
  • Unique spin galvanizing facility for components up to 750mm long.
  • Ability to galvanize continuous lengths of chain

Quality Unrivalled

All works undertaken is hot dip galvanized strictly in accordance with BS EN ISO 1461:2009 under the control of ISO 9001.

Our Service Commitment

The Wedge Group is committed to continuous quality improvement with our ‘Customer Focus Initiative’. This includes regular customer feedback surveys to ensure our customers are receiving the best service available. We also have continuous improvement teams at every plant to implement any improvements we need to make following feedback from customers.

Benefits of Galvanizing

There are many benefits to galvanizing steel, firstly you get a more sustainable structure which will last twice as long and will require little or no maintenance. Secondly, galvanized products can be removed, re-galvanized and returned to use. Galvanized steel can be recycled with steel scrap in the steel production process. Zinc, the main raw material used in galvanizing, is indefinitely recyclable without loss of physical or chemical properties.

Galvanizing is:

  • Durability – a permanently bonded tough coating
  • Hygienic – easy to clean surface
  • Long Life - Up to 50 years maintenance free
  • Economic – lowest overall cost compared to other coatings

Case study - Blackpool Trams

Worksop Galvanizing Ltd has galvanized more than 400 tonnes of structural steelwork for a brand new £20 million tramway depot on Blackpool’s famous sea-front.

Large enough to house 20 new ‘Supertrams’, the depot and other upgrades to the 11-mile Blackpool-Fleetwood tramway, are due to be completed by Easter 2012.

“The new depot is just yards from the beach and the sea, so the location is in a highly corrosive atmosphere,” said Worksop Galvanizing’s Commercial Manager, Paul Robinson. “For that reason it was decided to galvanize all the structural steel used in the new building for maximum anti-corrosion protection.”

The galvanizing was completed for Caunton Engineering of Moorgreen, Nottinghamshire, which has fabricated and erected the impressive, architect-designed tramway depot.

Once completed, the new-look Blackpool tramway, which is the oldest in Britain, is expected to carry around 6.5 million passengers every year.

Worksop Galvanizing is the largest plant in the Wedge Group. It has the UK’s largest hot-dip galvanizing bath, measuring 21 metres in length and holding 600 tonnes of molten zinc. It can galvanize structural steel beams up to 29 metres long.

Galvanizing protects steel from corrosion and damage for up to 60 years. Galvanized steel structures remain virtually maintenance-free throughout their working lives. The zinc coating and steel can then be fully recycled.

Contact

Stafford Street Willenhall
West Midlands
WV13 1RZ
United Kingdom
Phone: 0845 271 6090
Fax: 01902 366353