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The past is our foundation but the future is our focus

From the beginning, innovation has been the driving force for our business. In 1840, William Rowland became the first company to import Swedish iron into Sheffield for cutlery production.

Ever since William Rowland has grown to become an internationally recognized supplier of high quality metals. Our business has expanded to cover an efficient distribution of metals across the world, manufacturing Alloys and Solders in-house in our foundry in Birmingham, and sorting and processing metals for further usage.

Today, we have an international reputation for innovation in the metals trade. In 2012, the arrival of new metal processing equipment marked yet another milestone in our history allowing us to develop our capabilities further. This state-of-the-art machinery has enabled us to deliver refined metals into new markets right across the world.

Our commitment to maintain our reputation as a leading supplier of refined metals, metal powders, revert alloys and alloys & solders throughout the world provides our customers with the assurance that we will be continually investing in people and technology to meet the ever-changing needs of industry.

As our customers’ needs develop, we will adapt and embrace future developments with vigour and enthusiasm.

A journey of progress since 1830

Year 1830 at William Rowland1830

William Rowland is founded
by Jonathan Rowland

Year 1891 at William Rowland1891

Arthur Ernest Rowland takes over the running of the company in 1891

Year 1900 at William Rowland1900

One of the first companies of our type to
offer weekly payment terms to customers

Year 1902 at William Rowland1902

Proud to become a
limited company

Year 1929 at William Rowland1929

AMC founded

An amalgamation of the British Metal Corporation (BMC) and Henry Gardner & Co Ltd.

Year 1965 at William Rowland1965

William Rowland Ltd.
joins the AMC Group

Year 1973 at William Rowland1973

Expanding over the years

Acquired some of the assets of Henry Gardner & Co in Cradley Heath.

Year 2012 at William Rowland2012

Investment in CNC equipment

Invested over £250k in automated CNC shearing equipment for metal cathode processing

Year 2017 at William Rowland2017

A greater offering

Added speciality revert alloys to the product portfolio to support our long standing melting customers with significant investment in equipment and people.

Year 2019 at William Rowland2019

Expanding capabilities

Expanded it’s in house manufactured alloys with a complimentary range of solder products for the industrial and electronic applications.

Year 2020 at William Rowland2020

Investing in the future

Relocation and expansion of the Sheffield facility to a purpose built, future proofed site. A £10m investment with an area of 9 times that of the old facility.

Year 2020 at William Rowland2020

William Rowland Acquires EF Westaway

William Rowland broadens its product offering and service by acquiring EF Westaway, a specialist in chemical finishing processes for metal components serving industries like aerospace and defense.

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Quality at the heart of what we do

Quality at the heart of what we do

We comply with the following standards listed below;

NQA ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management
NQA ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management

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Barnsley (Head Office)

Unit 4, Enterprise Way, Tankersley

South Yorkshire, S75 3DZ

T: +44 (0) 114 276 9421

F: +44 (0) 114 276 9429

E: info@william-rowland.com


Powke Lane, Cradley Heath, Warley,

West Midlands, B64 5PS

T: +44 (0) 121 559 3031

F: +44 (0) 121 561 5474

E: info@william-rowland.com

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