Specialist Steel Suppliers

Specialist steel suppliers, Special Metal Alloys UK Ltd, is a UK based business with a global network. We supply steel and other quality metal alloys worldwide, through tried and tested logistic partners with unrivalled lead times.

Our steel alloys are sourced from manufacturing partners in Europe and the USA who specialise in the production of heat and corrosion resistant materials.

Special Metal Alloys regularly supplies clients in the most high risk areas of industrial processing, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. We have the capacity to supply projects of any size or sector, anywhere in the world.

With over 100 years of combined experience in the metal manufacturing industry, our staff are qualified in mechanical engineering, welding engineering, aerospace, defence, piping process design, mill technology and metallurgy.

If you are searching for a reliable specialist steel supplier, Special Metal Alloys can guarantee quality, integrity and continuity of supply, from stock or on a forward order basis. Additionally, we offer services that fabricate your steel alloy into standard or non-standard parts, tailored to your requirements.

Call +44 161 278 2386 or contact us online to enquire about our specialist range of steel alloys and order today.


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Specialist Suppliers of Stainless Steel

Special Metal Alloys works with specialist producing mills to supply the following grades of stainless steel: Austenitic, Ferritic, Austenitic-Ferritic (Duplex) and Martensitic.

The most common grade is Austenitic, while Ferritic has a higher corrosion resistance. Duplex steel is very strong and has ductile properties. Martensitic is strong and hard but is only moderately corrosion resistant.

Through a world class supply chain, Special Metal Alloys is able to supply steel on a small or large basis, in any product, form, or alloy. Moreover, fifty percent of all new stainless steel production comes from re-melted stainless steel scrap.

We pride ourselves on delivering precision solutions to meet our clients’ specific requirements.

Specialist Steel Strip Suppliers

Special Metal Alloys is a leading specialist in the supply of stainless steel strip. This includes stainless steel strip temper, precision strip, and narrow or slit-to-width strip.

As an alternative to traditional pancake coils, strip can be supplied in traverse wound coils to minimise machine downtime and consequent costs. Traverse wound coils are harder wearing when engaged in continual feed press production.

Steel strip temper can be rolled to a specific hardness and tension levelled if flatness is an important consideration. Strip can also be re-rolled to tight precision tolerances on width, thickness, tempers, surface and edge finishes.

As part of our specialist service, we offer cut-to-length / blanking, as well as various surfacing options, such as polishing, poly-coating and paper interleaving. Edge finishes include mill edges, deburred edges, slit edges, round cornered edges, rounded edges, square edges and bevelled ends; all dependent on strip size.

Stainless Steel Coil Plate and Flat Bar Specialists

Special Metal Alloys has built a global network of trusted contacts, which encompasses a major independent stainless steel service centre. The diversity of our connections enables us to offer specialist steel products, such as coil plate or sheet, and flat bars in standard or non-standard lengths (up to 20m in plate and 15m in flat bars).

To further meet your specific requirements, we offer de-coiling and levelling, shearing, sheared strips blanking, rolled edge flat bars, polishing and ink jet marking of materials for traceability.

Specialist Steel Forgers

We work with our world-class European partners to supply custom-made rough forged and machine completed products in stainless steel and duplex grades. Special Metal Alloys can deliver a range of forged products, from bars, rounds and squares to flats, discs, rings or bushings.


Specialist Suppliers of Stainless Steel Tube

With support from specialist tube manufacturing mills in Europe and the USA, Special Metal Alloys is able to offer the following options in stainless steel tubing:

  • Stainless steel coil tubes
  • Nickel alloy extreme length seamless coil tubes
  • Seamless stainless steel tubes in straight and fixed lengths
  • Welded round stainless steel tubes
  • Re-drawn/precision nickel and stainless steel tubes

Our mills are global leaders in the manufacture of capillary stainless steel tubing, allowing us to provide a range of sizes, from 0.51mm to 25.4mm (0.020” to 1.00”) outer diameter. Our welded round tubes and re-drawn/precision tubes can be supplied in coil (3.0mm – 25.0mm), or fixed straight lengths cut to size (3.0mm – 76.0mm).

We offer custom-made, non-standard formats for all our tubing, which includes thin walls, tight toleranced welding, seamless stainless steel and nickel, as well as welded rectangular (RHS) and square (SHS) sections.


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Specialist Suppliers of Stainless Steel Oval Tube

As specialist suppliers of stainless steel tubing, Special Metal Alloys offers the UK’s largest range of seamless and welded steel oval tubes.

We make our oval tubes to order, taking into account the customer’s detailed specifications regarding length, diameter, wall thickness and shape. These ornamental tubes are industrial grade

Oval tubing has seen a recent increase in demand, with some of our stainless steel ornamental tubes being used around the world in pioneering architectural, marine and construction projects. We have adjusted our supply accordingly to include stainless steel seamless elliptical and stainless steel seamless flat oval tubes.


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Additional Services

  • Nickel AlloysAlongside our steel products, Special Metal Alloys is a specialist supplier of high performance nickel alloys, titanium and other metal alloys. If you require in-depth technical advice on specifications, norms and standards, we are more than happy to put you in contact with our well-respected manufacturing partners for information straight from the source.
  • Cutting Services Special Metal Alloys tailors every order to customer requirements. As such, we offer services that are designed to prepare your order as much as possible before it is shipped to you for on-site installation. These services include precision laser cutting, drilling, slotting or bevelling ends for weld preps. Just let us know what you need.


Special Metal Alloys Opening Hours

Monday               6am-10pm

Tuesday               6am-10pm

Wednesday        6am-10pm

Thursday             6am-10pm

Friday                    6am-10pm

Saturday              6am-6pm

Sunday                 Closed


Please call 0161 278 2386 or email sales@specialmetalalloys.co.uk to find out more about our steel alloys.



Our specialist steel supply base is located at:

29 Riding Fold Lane,
United Kingdom,
M28 2UR

From Manchester Piccadilly Station, head south on London Rd/A6 towards Fairfield St/B6469. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto A57(M). Stay on A57(M) for 2.2 miles until it merges with M602 to Worsley. Continue on the M602 for 5.4 miles and at junction 13, take the A575/A572 exit to Worsley. At Worsley interchange, take to third exit onto Worsley Brow.  At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Barton Rd/B5211. Continue south east until you reach a right hand turning onto Riding Fold Lane. Keep left on Riding Fold Lane until you come to the end of a cul-de-sac.

To find us by car, you will want the M60, West Manchester. Follow the directions above after exiting at junction 13.


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