Metalform Incorporated Limited
Metalform was established in 1979 to provide a specialist service to the screw & bolt industry for rebuilding machinery. Over the last 30+ years we have gained a great deal of experience in rebuilding many different makes of machines including those of companies who no longer exist. Metalform are particularly knowledgeable about machines made by Hilgeland, Menn and National Machinery; and we regularly rebuild machines made by Hatebur, Malmedie, Hanrez, Sacma, Salvi, Ingramatic, Nakishimada, Hartford and waterbury Farrel. Our aim has always been to provide an efficient, high quality service to all areas of the Fastener Industry.
Our workforce consists of a mixture of young heads and old, which we consider is both necessary and beneficial to provide continuity of the old skills that must be passed onwards, & young heads to ensure that the current practices are moving with the technology and safety procedures of the times.
Our production facilities include a wide range of machines such as lathes, grinding machines, milling machines and some CNC operated machinery. We make many new parts in house and near to our works are other specialist companies who are able to manufacture cams, gears etc.
All electrical equipment is assembled in house by highly qualified electrical engineers. We manufacture new electric panels with PLC or frequency inverters; All machines are made to comply to CE regulations. As a matter of policy all rebuilt machines are tested in production before shipping.
For almost 40 years we were the UK agent for EW Menn and enjoyed a technical cooperation throughout those years, for rebuilding and modernising Menn machines. Various personel from Metalform have attended training courses at Menn and we have group drawings and individual part drawings available for all Menn machines except the very latest models. Therefore we can rebuild machines referring to the original drawings of important components such as the main slide; so we can ensure these components are fitted in the correct position. Any parts manufactured by Metalform or Menn will fit to the reconstructed machines.
We had a similar technical cooperation with Hilgeland and during that time we built and modernized double blow, threadrolling and slotting machines under direct contract to Hilgeland.All of these machines were fitted with new & modern electrics & guarding to comply with CE conformity. Metalform have many Hilgeland group and individual part drawings. Also our German representative, Volker Konrad, formerly worked at Hilgeland for 25 years and at that time was actively involved in machinery rebuilding projects.
We are also the UK representative for two USA companies : The Rockford Manufacturing Group (RMG) range of in-line wire processing equipment and the Micro-Products Limited range of butt welding equipment.
We have now taken on the UK representation for TLM Machinery in Italy who since 1979 have been operating on the world market for the construction of Machines for the threading screws and bolts (rolling machines) .
We are the UK agent for : BRUNE Machinery Germany/ Ching Chan Optical Technology Co. Limited of Taiwan, who produce a comprehensive range of screw sorting machines, and now additionally manufacture multi station heading machines. We are the U.K agents for Govama (Turkey) and Ravni (France).
The machines that we have rebuilt, and are currently rebuilding, are in operation in manufacturing enterprises throughout the U.K., Europe and America
Mr Kevin Gardner Managing Director
Machine evaluation, construction, Pneumatic & Hydraulic Systems, consultancy & system solutions
Miss Angela McDermott Office Manger & PA to Director
Finance Sales, Purchasing, Administration, Data Protection, Payroll, Office Management, Personnel
Give us a call on 0121 771 4432. We'll be happy to discuss our high-quality work and find out exactly how we can help.