The company at Hereford is the major European production facility in the Special Metals group. Using air and vacuum melting, vacuum arc and electroslag remelting, powder metallurgy, forging, extrusion, hot and cold rolling, and cold drawing, it makes a comprehensive range of nickel alloys in most standard wrought forms. These include ingot, billet and bar, extruded sections, pipe and tube, flat products (plate, sheet, strip, and foil), and wire and wire rod.
Quality management systems at Hereford are accredited to ISO 9001:2000
and the testing laboratories are accredited by UKAS. Approvals from
individual customers include those from Aérospatiale, ASEA-ATOM,
British Nuclear Fuels plc, DCAN, Fiat Aviazione SpA, MTU GmbH, Rolls
Royce plc, SNECMA, Statoil, and VdTÜV. Special Metals Wiggin
Ltd also has EN/AS/JISQ 9100 and PRI/Nadcap Approval for Heat Treatment,
Nondestructive Testing and Materials Testing.
The products sold out of Hereford are made locally or at the Special Metals manufacturing facilities in the USA . Continental European stock and technical and commercial service centres can also be found in Lyon, Milan, Rotterdam and Düsseldorf, all part of Special Metals Corporation's European network, Special Metals Services.
An extensive network of international agents and distributors markets Special Metals Corporation alloys throughout the United Kingdom and Europe .
Some of the Hereford plant's expertise and equipment for production of the company's high-nickel alloys is also available, on contract, for hire work operations.
Special Metals Wiggin Ltd.
Hereford, England HR4 9SL
Phone: +44 (0)1432 382200
Fax: +44 (0)1432 264030
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