Processing

Processing

AJN Steelstock - one of the largest steel stockholding companies in the UK

Most of our business involves processing at some stage.

In fact, it is where most investment has been made at AJN during the last ten years. The latest machinery and technology has been matched with experienced and trained personnel to deal with any work.

We recognise many customers rely on these facilities for the various benefits they give.

  • Cost control
  • Short delivery times
  • Access to latest equipment and technology
  • Storage/space solutions
  • Smooth production flow
  • Reduced capital and labour expenditure

We process orders from start to finish – on site – giving us greater control of service and accuracy of work.

Twenty one saws of varying sizes and degrees of automation give us the capacity to cut thousands of items across the full range of sizes and sections every day; either square or mitred. Our combination ‘drill/saw’ lines provide three more structural saws if required. This allows us to offer:

  • Competitive Processing
  • Accurate Cutting
  • Bar Marking
  • Shorter Lead Times

Whether its multiple batch work, one offs or large structural sections and bars, we have an excellent reputation for cutting, painting and drilling material accurately and quickly.

Our sites in Suffolk and Somerset both have large scale capacity shot-blasting and painting lines to cope with the increased demand and expansion of our processing business. Material can be painted up to 2000mm wide in either red or grey primer. Our state-of-the-art automated transfer beds link to saws and other equipment to reduce handling times.

High quality water-based paints are used as part of our commitment to minimise our impact on the environment.


We have a high level of flexibility in the range of products that we can process from either site. Holes can be conventionally drilled in diameters from 6mm up to 60mm.

We can provide holes using our three-axis drills with sawing capacities, fittings lines and a plasma/drill line to cover the full range of structural sections, angles and flats in most applications. Steel sections can be milled, scribed and slotted if required. Countersunk and tapped holes are also possible on many items, particularly fittings.

Machinery and facilities are always being updated, so please check should you require something which falls outside of the above.

We now have five machines for production of profiled plate, ensuring ample capacity to meet the short lead-times that you may require.

Our high definition plasma machines can cut up to 50mm thick plate, drill all holes and mill slots/oversize holes, whilst our lasers cut up to 12.5mm thick steel with an accuracy of +/-0.2mm.

Both systems utilise interactive and automatic software nesting capable of importing dwg, dxf, NC1 and StruCad Cam files.

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