Highest Quality Precision Strip and Wire - Knight Group

Quality Statement

The Company places great emphasis on the need for everyone to know and appreciate the Company Quality Policy and the importance of training and education for all employees. We are committed to the continuous development of all employees.

The key objective of the Knight Group, consisting of Knight Strip Metals Ltd, Knight Precision Wire Ltd (incorporating Omega Resistance Wire, Rowan Cable Products and KC Smith Ortho) and Precision Metals EU is to provide our customers complete assurance and satisfaction in the quality of our products and services. To assist us in achieving this goal, we place great emphasis on the continuous improvement of our employees’ skill and knowledge, our products and our processes. It is essential for continued growth that the focus is always to maintain the correct balance between profitability and sustainability. It is our aim to build a long-term relationship with our customers, to understand their exacting needs and become their preferred precision metal supply managers for wire and strip. The key areas of growth are set, measured and reviewed as part of the Management Review schedule.

Quality Management System
All our companies work to a Quality Management System, as defined in BS EN ISO 9001/pr EN9120 and approved by the BSI. KPW are also approved to pr EN9100. We work in partnership with the BSI, who carry out regular audits to ensure compliance with these standards.

Scope of this Accreditation
Specialist processing and stockholding of precision strip, sheet, wire, tube, tape, strip, braid, bunched and stranded wire rope and cable in a comprehensive range of precision alloys. These include stainless steel alloys, nickel and nickel alloys, resistance alloys of nickel chrome and cupro-nickel, titanium and titanium alloys, aluminium, copper and copper alloys, carbon spring steel and mild steel. Processing and services include: Slitting, shearing, edge dressing….Wire drawing, strand annealing, wire straightening and cutting to length, flat wire and tape rolling, wire rolling, wire spooling including multi-end wire, wire cleaning including vibro-polishing, ultrasonic, braiding, bunching and stranding for wire rope and cable manufacture.

To achieve this objective, our quality system meets or exceeds the criteria of BS EN ISO 9001 and pr EN 9120 (& pr EN 9100). We review our processes regularly to ensure an efficient and robust process is in place at all times, with necessary support and resources available. All of the Knight Group employees receive regular training to maintain familiarity and adherence to our Quality Management System. The commitment from our employees ensures the supply and processing of all material, meets the standards set. As a result, we are consistently able to comply with customers’ demands, delivering quality products and processing.

Testing Equipment
The Quality Control Department is equipped with an extensive range of modern testing equipment to ensure the consistent quality and repeatability of all of our products. All equipment is maintained in the highest condition and accuracy is verified by regular internal and external calibration.

The Knight Group at all times comply with statutory and regulatory requirements. Additionally, we conduct our business in strict compliance with all applicable domestic and international legal standards. We strive to ensure business ethics are practiced with particular emphasis on free competition and rejection of any form of corruption.

Further details of our policies, including, Terms and Conditions of Purchase and Terms and Conditions of Sale are available for download. Copies of our Approvals and Certificates are also available.

Quality Management System
Our companies work to a Quality Management System, as defined in BS EN ISO 9001/pr EN9120 and approved by the BSI. We work in partnership with the BSI, who carry out regular audits to ensure compliance with these standards.

Scope of this Accreditation
Specialist processing and stockholding of precision strip, sheet, wire, tube, tape, strip, braid, bunched and stranded wire rope and cable in a comprehensive range of precision alloys. These include stainless steel alloys, nickel and nickel alloys, resistance alloys of nickel chrome and cupro-nickel, titanium and titanium alloys, aluminium, copper and copper alloys, carbon spring steel and mild steel. Processing and services include: Slitting, shearing, edge dressing….Wire drawing, strand annealing, wire straightening and cutting to length, flat wire and tape rolling, wire rolling, wire spooling including multi-end wire, wire cleaning including vibro-polishing, ultrasonic, braiding, bunching and stranding for wire rope and cable manufacture.

To achieve this objective, our quality system meets or exceeds the criteria of BS EN ISO 9001 and pr EN 9120. We review our processes regularly to ensure an efficient and robust process is in place at all times, with necessary support and resources available. All of the Knight Group employees receive regular training to maintain familiarity and adherence to our Quality Management System. The commitment from our employees ensures the supply and processing of all material, meets the standards set. As a result, we are consistently able to comply with customers’ demands, delivering quality products and processing.

Testing Equipment
The Quality Control Department is equipped with an extensive range of modern testing equipment to ensure the consistent quality and repeatability of all of our products. All equipment is maintained in the highest condition and accuracy is verified by regular external calibration.

The Knight Group at all times comply with statutory and regulatory requirements. Additionally, we conduct our business in strict compliance with all applicable domestic and international legal standards. We strive to ensure business ethics are practiced with particular emphasis on free competition and rejection of any form of corruption.

Further details of our policies, including, Terms and Conditions of Purchase and Terms and Conditions of Sale are available for download. Copies of our Approvals and Certificates are also available.

Find Out More About What We Can Do For You?

Knight Strip Metals Ltd (KSM) was established as a family run business in North London 1940, with origins as a spring manufacturer. Recognising the growing need for consistent high quality strip, KSM expanded both its stock and processing capabilities, becoming the reliable source that UK manufacturers could count on. Today, KSM has an impressive global customer base across a number of sectors. Through increasing our standard stock profile, exclusive supply agreements with recognised mills and extending its metal stockholding and processing facilities, KSM continues to evolve to meet the changing needs and challenges facing manufacturers. As one of the largest independent precision strip and processors in Europe, with over 75 years of metallurgy expertise, we are the supplier of choice when it comes to quality and reliability. From our Birmingham production and warehouse facility, we supply a wide range of popular grades and specialty alloys including:

Knight Precision Wire Ltd (KPW) specialises in the processing, stockholding and supply of quality precision wire to demanding industries worldwide. KPW has been supporting industry since the 1960s, and has developed a worldwide customer base with quality conscious companies. KPW stocks an exceptionally wide range of speciality wire, which combined with the company’s extensive processing capabilities ensure that we can reliably meet your wire requirement. Additionally, our technical and materials experience enable us to provide effective solutions to your wire problems.

Over recent years KPW has expanded its expertise and product range with the acquisition of several successful manufacturers of niche products. Our well-known brands include:

  • Omega Resistance Wire – electrical resistance wire and tapes from nickel alloys and copper alloys. Major applications are heat treatment, control resistors, thermocouples, electrical heating elements and glass sealing applications.
  • Rowan Cable Products – bare and insulated conductors in copper, tinned copper and aluminium alloys specifically for the electrical, utilities, rail and engineering industries.
  • KC Smith Ortho – highly specialised products for the orthodontic and medical industry. Customers include dental laboratories, NHS hospitals, and universities.

Since 1975 Precision Metals EU (PM) have been providing dedicated stockholding and processing facilities to manufacturers across Europe. Utilising the knowledge, expertise and resources of its sister companies, Knight Strip Metals Ltd and Knight Precision Wire Ltd, Precision Metals EU has independently established itself as a key precision metals supplier in the European manufacturing chain.

Offering both popular alloys grades as standard and sourcing rare materials to support niche sectors and applications, PM has the precision strip and wire solutions to meet your needs.

  • Stainless Steel Alloys
  • Performance Nickel Alloys
  • Resistance Nickel Alloys
  • Titanium Alloys

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