Straaltechniek UK Ltd granted ISO 9001 2015
Straaltechniek UK Ltd has become one of only a handful of organisations in the Sheffield City Region that has been granted ISO 9001 2015 Quality Standard Certification.
Although Companies with the 9001 2008 standard have until September 2018 to transition to the new 9001 2015 standard, Andy Allen (MD of Straaltechniek) said ''We didn't want to wait that long. For me, if there is a new standard out there that enables us to run our business more effectively and give our customers increased confidence, then why would we want to wait to implement it? I spoke to our quality consultant about time frames involved and we decided that we would implement the new system and launch it on 1st December 2016. Through a lot of hard work and interaction with all department managers, this was achieved. We started to gather evidence and after carrying out several management review meetings and some internal audits we put in for an external audit from TUV. I'm pleased to say after 2 days of internal auditing of all our systems and documented processes and procedures we were awarded the new standard.''
ISO 9001 is the International standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Straaltechniek uses the standard to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
Sarah Ward (SW Solutions) who is the Quality consultant for the company said, ''
Straaltechniek first became registered with ISO 9001 back in 2006 when it was the 9001 2001standard, they then moved to a new standard in 2008 and then have just become registered with the 9001 2015
standard. In the beginning the Company wanted to have better systems of work and to show Customers that they were keeping accurate systems and had traceability. Since then the Company has expanded
and they are now doing more in house processes than ever, which brings with it the need for more documented procedures and controls. The new standard is more of a Business tool and the
responsibilities fall to Andy & his Directors to manage it. There is a requirement for a quality management system, including new documentation, document control, and determining process
interaction. Management of resource forms a large part of the standard including human resources and the organisation’s work environment. Focus on Product realisation, including the steps from design
to delivery & Measurement, analysis, and improvement of the QMS through activities like internal audits and corrective and preventive action.
Andy Allen said '' I'm proud of what Straaltechniek has achieved and I hope our Customers will recognise the effort we put in to being one of the first few to transition to the new standard''.
Straaltechniek UK 'From Humble Beginnings'...........
In 1996 Straaltechniek UK started a miraculous 20-year journey from converted cow sheds on North Farm, Gildingwells owned by Graham Ward Now Chairman of the UK Group to a modern 20,000sq ft. Factory & Offices headed up by Andrew Allen Managing Director.
Continued growth in the Surface preparation industry forced a move in 2002 to North Anston Trading Estate near Sheffield and within 2 years Straaltechniek purchased a 5000-sq. ft. Unit at Valley Works Sheffield. The unit at Valley Works added craneage facilities to allow the refurbishment of Shot Blast machines as well as the manufacture of spare parts.
As demand for Straaltechniek products and services increased along with their first one-million-pound order from Marshalls Building Products PLC units 8 & 9 boasting 22,000 sq. ft. were added to the factory portfolio in 2006 to allow the company to manufacture NEW standard and large heavy duty machines.
The company started to outgrow its existing office facilities and in 2013 The Master Cutler of Sheffield opened a 2-story office block adjacent to the factory to house increased Engineering Applications, Sales, Finance, Production & Logistics personnel in a comfortable modern office environment.
2013 Two Storey Office Block Opened
The next and latest piece of the Straaltechniek UK ‘jig-saw’ is an additional 6000 sq. ft. building again opened in December 2016 by The Master Cutler of Sheffield along with Managing Director Andy Allen which now includes a new equipment Show Room, Meeting & Training Room, High Definition Plasma Cutting Bay, Painting Hall, Logistics Office & Consumable Stores
December 2016 New Showroom/ Demo Facilities Including Stores, Painting Hall & High Definition Plasma Bay
Andy Allen (MD Straaltechniek UK Ltd)
& Master Cutler 2016 Richard Edwards
Straaltechniek Christmas Party
As part of The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, Straaltechniek held their annual Christmas party at the Cutlers Hall, Sheffield.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Straaltechniek
Straaltechniek UK Ltd have decided this year not to send out Christmas Cards to our
Customers / Suppliers, instead we have made a donation to our local Children's Hospice, Bluebell Wood.
If you would like to make a donation or find out more information on this charity please click the link below.
We hope you all have a good Christmas and New Year from everyone at Straaltechniek
Opening Day at Straaltechniek
Due to continued growth throughout the years, Straaltechniek UK Ltd has made further expansions to our UK Headquarters in Sheffield. This includes a New Showroom, HD Plasma Cutter, Paint & Spraying Bay and a larger Stores area.
As Straaltechniek UK Ltd is a part of Made in Sheffield, and part of The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, The Sheffield’s Master Cutler was in attendance at the event and cut the ribbon to officially open the new premises. Customers and Suppliers joined Straaltechniek for the special occasion.
Straaltechniek Improves Leading Foundries Production
Straaltechniek UK Ltd have recently refurbished and supplied this 180 Litre Tumble Shot Blast machine into one of the UK’s leading foundries.
The metal slat belt machine is a critical part of their increasing production demands.
Straaltechniek UK Ltd can offer refurbished shot blast machines from stock and can also refurbish a customer’s current machines.
Straaltechniek UK Ltd have been accredited with Safe Contractor.
After working towards the accreditation to become an approved supplier & contractor for JCB (one of our biggest clients), we are extremely pleased to announce our certification for Safe Contractor.
SafeContractor is part of the Alcumus Group, the market-leading provider of technology-enabled compliance risk mangagement, certification and verification services.
Happy Birthday to 3 of our staff today, we wish them all a very Happy Birthday from all at Straaltechniek UK Limited.
We are pleased to announce the purchase of a containerised multimedia blast room, with a 4m x 10m capacity. This is in addition to the table and hook machines and wet/dry blast cabinets that we already have to carry out contact blasting. We aim to offer our customers not only the opportunity to buy new and refurbished machines but also to give them the ability to have their own goods blasted here on site. Please contact our sales team for a quotation on 01142 571077.
Straaltechniek attended Barrett Steel event to help raise funds for Dementia UK. Football raconteur, Barry Fry and much loved comedian, Gary Skyner helped to raise over £10,000 when they appeared at a recent charity dinner for Dementia UK at the Leeds United Elland Road ground. The event was organised by Barrett Steel Limited, part of the Barrett Steel Group.
Auction items included numerous sporting items, including a Michael Schumacher signed shirt which sold for £1000 and a Lionel Messi shirt which raised £700. A novelty item of a giant pork pie from Robinson's Farm Shop in Halifax also sold for £300.
On March 7th 2015, Straaltechniek UK Ltd, were the main match sponsor for the SUFC game against Fleetwood Town at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.
Our managing director Graham Ward, invited some of our suppliers and customers to the game and also the sales director from Straaltechniek International, Marco Wildhagen who was over from Holland visiting customers. Also attending were several staff and directors from our company. We were greeted by Paul Reeves, head of commercial at SUFC, along with a champagne reception. All of the Straaltechniek Team were given a tour of the dressing room and walk onto the pitch for photos (see below). We were treated to complimentary food and drinks and sat in the directors box to watch the game. After the game. After the game we got to choose Man of the Match and meet the players. Although the game was won by Fleetwood, we thoroughly enjoyed our day out at 'the lane'.
2015, our Managing Director Graham Ward, and Operations Director Sarah Ward, went to our Straaltechniek International office in Holland. The purpose of this visit was to meet and network with
Managers and Distributors from other Straaltechniek offices worldwide.
Pictured above, Graham and Sarah with Geert Naaykens, President of Straaltechniek International and other members of the Straaltechniek team.
We are happy to announce that due to increased sales and growth in all areas of the Business that we have employed a new UK Sales Manager for the Company.
James Lees, UK Sales manager joined us in December 2014.
James will cover the North of England & Scotland and will also assist our Sales Director with the general running of the sales activities for the Business.
We wish James all the best and welcome him to the company.
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Straaltechniek have just been at the Farnborough International Airshow. The Farnborough International Airshow prides itself on facilitating first-class business opportunities for the global aerospace industry. As one of the world’s largest exhibitions and air displays, the show provides a wealth of dedicated and focused business platforms.
In June at the Global Manafacturing Festival in Sheffield at stand A39, a trade show was complimented by bespoke break out presentations and case studies by prestigious speakers from the industry. The conference topics included Automotive, Energy, Aerospace, Oil and Gas. In the afternoon technical sessions took place, which showcased new methods of manafacturing and new technology achievements. This was an interactive opportunity for the delegates that were involved.
Straaltechniek UK Ltd are pleased to announce the opening of their new office facilities in Sheffield, officially opened on Friday 27th September 2013 by Neil MacDonald, Master Cutler of Sheffield. Over 50 guests including Customers, suppliers and friends turned out to celebrate the opening with us and were treated to a tasty breakfast roll and refreshments and given a tour of the factory & new offices.
Operations Director, Miss Sarah Ward explained that with increased sales over the past 3 years and taking on more employees to cope with these demands, we felt we needed to expand our facilities to cater for the Admin Staff, Sales team and production staff.
We have included a specific display area to house products that we manufacture so that we can show these off to potential Customers and visitors, and also built a large board room for meetings and video presentations.
We manufactured the Company signs and Made in Sheffield sign using our own laser cutting machines to enable Customers to see the scale of what we can produce.
Around the building we have complimented the exterior by adding Cromwell walling provided by one of our key Customer Accounts, Marshalls Plc.
As well as the new office facility, we wanted to show our Customers that machines can be built to their individual requirements here in the UK, so in the summer of 2012 we decided to invest in over £1 million of new CNC equipment, such as Lathes, Machining Centres, Laser and Plasma cutting machines, CNC & a 200t Press Brake.
Since our major investment, our group of companies has received several major orders from companies such as Rolls Royce & Castings Plc.
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