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A journey of
progress and innovation

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, and we have gone from strength to strength since. William Rowland is an internationally recognised 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 re-use.

Diverse Range Of Industries
Diverse Range Of Industries

We have an international reputation for innovation in the metals trade. In 2012, the arrival of new CNC 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 across the globe whilst removing any dependence on external contractors.

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.

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

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

William Rowland is founded by Jonathan Rowland
1830

William Rowland is founded by Jonathan Rowland

Our company was built on the dream of one man.

Proud to become a limited company
1902

Proud to become a limited company

Limited company code 0123456789

One of the first companies of our type to offer weekly payment terms to customers
1900

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

250happy customers

250contracts submitted

William Rowland Ltd. joins the AMC Group
1965

William Rowland Ltd. joins the AMC Group

AMC founded
1929

AMC founded

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

Investment in CNC equipment
2012

Investment in CNC equipment

Large investment in automated CNC shearing equipment for metal cathode processing

£250KInvestment in CNC equipment

Expanding over the years
1973

Expanding over the years

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

Expanding capabilities
2019

Expanding capabilities

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

A greater offering
2017

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.

25Revert Alloys

William Rowland Acquires EF Westaway
2020

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.

Investing in the future
2020

Investing in the future

Relocation and expansion of the Sheffield facility to a purpose built, future proofed site.

£10Minvestment

X9area of the old facility

Key new customer approvals acquired for wash line
2021

Key new customer approvals acquired for wash line

William Rowland received several key approvals to recycle and clean superalloy turnings for the vacuum melting industry.

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Alloys and Solders
Alloys and Solders

Alloys and Solders

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Metal Powders
Metal Powders

Metal Powders

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Revert Alloys
Revert Alloys

Revert Alloys

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Refined Metals
Refined Metals

Refined Metals

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