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Featured Associate Members

NASS is pleased to have many companies in Associate Membership who supply equipment, goods and services to the steel service centre sector.

Each month we are delighted to showcase four Associate Members on the NASS home page

Just click on the logos on the left to find out more about the services offered by each of this month’s featured companies.

Latest News & Announcements

Do you already know the MUST HAVES for more efficiency?
The Partners for Steel propose you below the future trends in shot blasting, drilling and sawing technologies ...
22 January 2016
Latest figures for UK Trade from the Office for National Statistics
15 January 2016
Abram Pulman hit by flooding in West Yorkshire
Our warehouse and offices have been damaged to such an extent that business will be limited from Monday 4th January 2016. Our commitment to communicate with and service both existing and potential customers does however remain the same.
04 January 2016
Update on UK steel industry:Written statement - HCWS410
On Thursday 17 December, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, laid down a Written Ministerial Statement on the steel industry in Parliament which highlighted the actions that Government has taken since the Steel Summit.
17 December 2015
Understanding Credit Risks for Dummies
Credit risk and fraud are serious problems for businesses. In 2013 the UK economy lost £52 billion to fraud alone, and the problem is on the rise. Today, fraudsters have more ways than ever to do their dirty work. But on the flip side, businesses have more tools to help identify those risks and take proactive measures to minimise them. This introductory guide to credit risk has been compiled by Graydon UK Ltd to explain the intricacies of B2B credit risk and explore best practices for protecting your business from credit risk and fraud.
02 December 2015
Kaltenbach Announce Co-operations with new Industry Leading Manufacturers RSA
The KALTENBACH Group of companies have announced two new co-operations with leading machine tool manufacturers ZEMAN and RSA, complementing their existing range of machinery for steel cutting and processing solutions.
27 November 2015
FICEP RAPID their latest CNC high speed drilling line
EMO Product Review - FICEP RAPID their latest CNC high speed drilling line – the name says it all
23 October 2015
Restructure announced at Tata Steel’s Long Products Europe business
Tata Steel’s Long Products Europe business today announced proposals to stop production of steel plate amid an announcement of 1,200 job cuts
20 October 2015
NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin
Issue 10 of the NASS Steel Sector Credit Bulletin is now available, with articles from Aon Risk Solutions, QBE and Graydon UK Ltd.
15 October 2015
NASS Annual Steel Industry Dinner 2015
Over 330 people attended this year's NASS Annual Steel Industry Dinner - See the Photo Gallery from the evening
08 October 2015

Events & Training

NASS Plate & Processing Product Group Meeting, followed by Liaison with Suppliers
NASS Office, The Citadel, Birmingham
01 March 2016 at 10:30
NASS Long Products Group Meeting
NASS Office, The Citadel, Birmingham
02 March 2016 at 10:30
NASS Flat Products Group Meeting, followed by Liaison with Suppliers
NASS Office, The Citadel, Birmingham
03 March 2016 at 10:30
NASS Operations Forum
The National Association of Steel Service Centres (NASS) in conjunction with Ficep UK Ltd., Kaltenbach Ltd. and Kasto Ltd. are hosting the first NASS Operations Forum aimed at protecting and improving competitive position within the UK Steel Service Centre and Stockholding Industry.
09 March 2016 at 10:00
NASS National Council Meeting & Credit Associates Liaison
NASS Office, The Citadel, Birmingham
10 March 2016 at 10:30
NASS Essentials for Inside Sales
The NASS “Essentials for Inside Sales” two day training programme will be delivered by Tuesday’s Training, who provide motivational training and coaching, particularly specialising selling the Steel Industry, personal development, leadership, team building, communication, diversity and motivation.
15 March 2016 at 09:00
Health & Safety Passport Plus
This is an advanced Health & Safety programme to enable employees in positions of responsibility to manage workplace Health and Safety and promote a safe working culture throughout the business. Designed for supervisors, team leaders and managers in the steel service centre industry, the Health & Safety Passport PLUS course has been designed by the metals industry for the metals industry, has been piloted by the NASS Health & Safety Committee and is RoSPA accredited. Participants who wish to extend their qualification may also take an NVQ in this subject, gained through the completion of a project at their own place of work, regular site visits will be made by the trainer to offer support.
12 April 2016 at 09:00
NASS Introduction to Steel Metallurgy
The introduction to Steel Metallurgy provides an overview of the basic principles of ferrous Metallurgy and how steel products are made. Joining Techniques are described and the physical properties , standards and definitions of Steel Grades are reviewed. the course concludes with guidance on the specifications and selection of Steel Grades for a wide variety of applications.
11 May 2016 at 09:00
NASS Plate & Processing Product Group Meeting
NASS Office, The Citadel, Birmingham
21 June 2016 at 10:30
NASS National Council Meeting and AGM
NASS Office, The Citadel, Birmingham
14 July 2016 at 10:30