Sarclad UK Expands its Head Office Facility

Sarclad are pleased to announce the expansion of the UK Head Office in Rotherham into the adjoining premises, of Unit 4 at the Advanced Manufacturing Park.

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The additional 14,000 Sqft of primarily production engineering space will enable Sarclad to build and test more machines in parallel to meet the increasing demand for the roll texturing machine – ROLLTEX and will also allow us to install a permanent EDT development machine to support our on goingSUK Sign 2015 R&D programme into advanced roll texturing techniques.

A new Customer Zone will also be created to show case Sarclad’s abilities and success around the world as well as proving a dedicated facility for meetings, training and technical presentations.

Chinese company with a Yuan to spend does £190k deal with AMP firm

CISDI UK place order for equipment with SARCLAD in Sheffield. Nick Stanley (SARCLAD), Steve Shillito (SARCLAD), Richard Cowlishaw (SARCLAD), Bob Foster (CISDI UK), Shichun Ma (CISDI), Shuang Lu (CISDI), Andrew Penrice (CISDI UK) and Jianwu Yan, (CISDI) with the Strand Conditioner Monitor Picture Dean Atkins

CISDI UK place order for equipment with SARCLAD in Sheffield.
Nick Stanley (SARCLAD), Steve Shillito (SARCLAD), Richard Cowlishaw (SARCLAD), Bob Foster (CISDI UK), Shichun Ma (CISDI), Shuang Lu (CISDI), Andrew Penrice (CISDI UK) and Jianwu Yan, (CISDI)
with the Strand Conditioner Monitor
Picture Dean Atkins

A Chinese company which set up its European base in Sheffield to buy from local manufacturers has been as good as its word, placing its first order – worth £190,000 – at the AMP.

CISDI UK, a subsidiary of China’s global engineering giant CISDI, opened its £2.2million offices at Victoria Quays in May with the promise of spending its Yuans extensively in the Sheffield City Region.

The procurement and design company has a shopping list of hi-tec, hi-spec engineering components for CISDI construction contracts around the globe.

Its first deal, for a remote strand condition monitor, a hi-tech quality control device to be used for a  steel casting machine, has been struck with Sarclad Ltd on Whittle Way.

Sarclad is a world-leading provider of technology-based products to help metal producers reduce manufacturing costs and improve product quality.

CISDI UK place order for equipment with SARCLAD in Sheffield. Richard Cowlishaw (SARCLAD), Shichun Ma (CISDI) and Bob Foster (CISDI UK) with the Strand Conditioner Monitor Picture Dean Atkins

CISDI UK place order for equipment with SARCLAD in Sheffield.
Richard Cowlishaw (SARCLAD), Shichun Ma (CISDI) and Bob Foster (CISDI UK) with the Strand Conditioner Monitor
Picture Dean Atkins

CISDI UK MD John Lester commented: “ We are delighted to be buying from Sarclad, a company with a vast amount of expertise in the metals industry.

“The order will be heading for China, where our parent company CISDI Group will incorporate it into a continuous casting plant it has won a contract to build for Sha Steel in Zhangjiagang, in the Jiangsu province.

“There will be further orders to come from that project and we hope to place as many as possible within the Sheffield City Region.

“CISDI UK has a further £1.3million of procurement and design orders from China to fulfil on components within our first year, particularly those made to such long tradition in the local area.”

CISDI UK place order for equipment with SARCLAD in Sheffield. SARCLAD MD Richard Cowlishaw and Andrew Penrice of CISDI UK with representatives of CISDI on the factory tour at SARCLAD Picture Dean Atkins

CISDI UK place order for equipment with SARCLAD in Sheffield.
SARCLAD MD Richard Cowlishaw and Andrew Penrice of CISDI UK with representatives of CISDI on the factory tour at SARCLAD
Picture Dean Atkins

Sarclad, which has expanded around the world since launching in 1977, now supplies quality equipment to all of the leading steel manufacturers and suppliers across 46 different countries. It moved from Chesterfield to the AMP in 2012.

The company has welcomed the new local gateway to Chinese trade, opened by CISDI UK’s arrival.

“Having CISDI located in Sheffield provides a direct link to the huge export market in China and will benefit not only Sarclad but other manufacturers and suppliers throughout the country,” said MD Richard Cowlishaw.

“We feel proud and honoured to have received the first order issued from its new Sheffield office,” he added.

“Our equipment will be used for measuring the critical parameters of a steel casting machine to ensure the highest quality of the cast steel slabs. It is custom-designed and manufactured entirely in the UK.  

“The world-leading, hi-tech engineering equipment Sarclad offers satisfies CISDI’s requirements in many areas of the steel industry, from steel casting to inspection and the texturing of rolling mill rolls.”

Since March, Sarclad has secured further orders for steel plants in China and Germany. Also supplying to plants in Canada, Turkey, Belgium, Saudi Arabia and Brazil.

CISDI UK place order for equipment with SARCLAD in Sheffield. Left to Right, Jianwu Yan, (CISDI), Shichun Ma (CISDI), Andrew Penrice (CISDI UK), Steve Shillito (SARCLAD), Richard Cowlishaw (SARCLAD), Bob Foster (CISDI UK), Shuang Lu (CISDI) and Nick Stanley (SARCLAD) Picture Dean Atkins

CISDI UK place order for equipment with SARCLAD in Sheffield.
Left to Right,
Jianwu Yan, (CISDI), Shichun Ma (CISDI),
Andrew Penrice (CISDI UK), Steve Shillito (SARCLAD), Richard Cowlishaw (SARCLAD), Bob Foster (CISDI UK), Shuang Lu (CISDI) and Nick Stanley (SARCLAD)
Picture Dean Atkins

Sarclad Attend the 2015 Whemco Roll Seminar in Turkey

Sarclad recently attended the 2015 Whemco Roll Seminar in Istanbul which was organised by our agent Linkas and the roll manufacturer Whemco. The seminar was a very successful event, attended by most of Turkey’s Steel and Aluminium manufacturers. Whemco, Sarclad and Georg presented their latest products and technology in the areas of roll manufacturing, roll inspection & texturing and roll grinding respectively. Sarclad’s developments in the areas of roll inspection, roll texturing and EDC carbide coating were received with a huge amount of interest whilst the introduction of our new Rolltex Eco EDT was also recognised as the most suitable texturing solution for Aluminium and low volume Steel production.

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JFE Steel & JFE Shoji Trading visit Sarclad UK

Sarclad had the pleasure of welcoming JFE Steel & JFE Shoji Trading to the UK head office last week to discuss their requirements of an upgrade to their existing EDT machine from a 36 electrode to 72 electrode variation.

This visit was also a great opportunity for JFE to experience Sarclad’s other products such as the latest in house Rollscan units & the new EDT ECO machine development.

JFE Visit