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14 September 2022

Valve World - Germany

SQA will be exhibiting at the Valve World conference later this year

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15 August 2022

Full Monty film crew spotted

25 years on since the hit film was on the big screen, the cast and crew are back in Sheffield for a new TV series.

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11 July 2022

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

A really enjoyable morning here at Special Quality Alloys where we welcomed the cast and crew of the hit BBC show

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23 June 2022

Stainless Steel Forged Blocks

At over 500kgs, these forged blocks looked great on our 70cwt hammer.

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08 June 2022

New photos of our 70cwt forging hammer

Following our Queen's Award announcement, we welcomed a photographer on site for a feature in a magazine later this year. A couple of great photos here...

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21 April 2022

Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade

Special Quality Alloys Ltd are today celebrating the announcement that they will be honoured with the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade, the UK’s highest accolade in recognising business excellence.

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12 April 2022

Gear Forgings

Getting ready for despatch...

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06 April 2022

Fastener Manufacturers

Can we help with your raw material requirements?

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01 March 2022

BVAA - 'Supplier Day'

SQA are looking forward to exhibiting!

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25 February 2022

We're hiring!

A great opportunity to join the sales team here at SQA...

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23 February 2022

IVS Industrial Valve Summit - Italy

Special Quality Alloys will be exhibiting at IVS in May

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09 February 2022

Alloy 625 Forged Blocks

Something a little different as they say!

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07 February 2022

Old photo of our forge building

How things looked back in 1985...

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07 January 2022

A busy start to 2022!

A good example of the 'before and after' with these 8630 rolled rings and re-forging billet.

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07 January 2022


"Made in Sheffield is one of the world's great brands, made famous internationally as a mark of origin and quality for the city's manufactured products".

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20 December 2021

Merry Christmas!

To all our customers, suppliers and colleagues!

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29 November 2021

Alloy 625 - Forged / Rolled Rings

A good example of our on-site forging / ring rolling capabilities

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20 October 2021

The Sheffield Star visits SQA

Family heritage, major investments and the challenges we face. Read the full article here...

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05 October 2021

Stuart Moffat - London Marathon

Well done Stuart!

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28 September 2021


Spotlight on our 17-4PH round bar stock...

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31 August 2021

Alloy 718 - Forged flat bar

A comprehensive range of forged flat bar on the shelf in Alloys 718, 625, 925, 725, 17-4PH and F6NM

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20 July 2021

Bears of Sheffield

The Special Steel Group are delighted to announce our support...

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14 July 2021


Spotlight on our F6NM round bar stock...

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16 June 2021

Only a gentle tap of the forging hammer required here!

Cast identification of this hot forged Alloy 718 blank is now ensured

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06 May 2021

A cool, but sunny morning in our despatch yard

A few interesting parts getting ready for despatch

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08 April 2021

Alloy 718 Tubing Hangers

Proof Machined From Bar Stock

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03 March 2021

S157 Gear Forgings

Hot off the hammer this morning!

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25 February 2021

Full traceability using the latest technology

A video demonstration of our small component marking machine

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03 February 2021

Hirework Forging

We can forge your material

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27 January 2021

Forging - The cost saving route!

Can we help reduce your project costs?

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10 December 2020

Special Projects

Proof Machined Blocks - Alloy 716 / Alloy 625+

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12 November 2020

Special Projects

Forged Thermowells

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05 November 2020

Fastener Manufacturers

Can we help with your raw material requirements?

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22 October 2020

Alloy 718 - Forged Flat Bar

On the shelf and ready to go!

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16 October 2020

A Forge Operative's Tools...

A look at the range of hand tools used in the manufacture of forgings

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08 October 2020

RCS Billet - The start material for a forged product

A good insight into the forging process

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16 September 2020

Forged Rings - 'The Integral Test'

An explanation of the testing processes for Alloy 718 forged rings

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07 September 2020

665M17 / EN34

Extensive stock of re-forging billet

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03 August 2020

Alloy 718 - Proof Machined Bored Bar

A range of additional proof machining services within our group

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31 July 2020

Forgings for the Rail industry

Over 500 kgs input weight engineering grade forgings

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17 July 2020

Boss Forgings - Alloy 625

The cost saving route!

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15 July 2020

Phew...a hot day here in Sheffield!

A hot and busy day just recently as we prepared to despatch this great looking batch of 8630 rolled rings.

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24 June 2020

Alloy 716 / 625+ Proof-Machined Forgings

An interesting job we have done for the Oil & Gas industry

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24 June 2020

Sanderson's Weir

Some impressive development work along the river beside Special Quality Alloys

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06 May 2020

The Continental Steel Works - 54 Years Ago!

The cobbles still remain although we don’t see many Hillman Minx these days!

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04 May 2020

A good range of forgings and bar being prepared for despatch

Alloy 718 bar, Alloy 725 forgings, 17-4PH and more

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14 April 2020

F51 Duplex forged rings for a 'marine application'

Over 1000mm OD and 350mm deep

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09 April 2020

Spotlight on Alloy 725

Extensive range of round bar stock and forging capabilities on site

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27 February 2020

Well done Bronwyn!

Another great effort supporting our chosen charity - The Sick Children's Trust

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26 February 2020

Third Party Inspection

Continuous investment in simplifying the whole process for our customers.

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17 February 2020

Hot Stamping

HOT forged ring on this cool morning here in Sheffield!

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07 February 2020

Sheffield Hallam University

This week we opened our doors to Product Design students who were tasked to explore the forging process.

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31 January 2020

Looking for a longer bar?

Now stocking forged and rolled bar lengths up to 8 meters long.

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27 January 2020

Matt Fitzpatrick

Read about our connection to one of golf's fastest rising stars!

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24 January 2020

Proof Machining Capabilities

Can we help with your proof machining requirements?

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24 January 2020

F65 Forgings

Are you looking for a UK based forge?

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28 November 2019

Alloy 718 Tubing Hangers...proof machined from bar stock

Our large diameter stock range and proof machining capabilities can help ensure a quick delivery

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21 November 2019

Three generations of steel men!

Our Sales Director, Darren Pryce, is the third generation of his family to work in the forging industry. A great little story connected by a fascinating forging handbook handed down by his grandfather...

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08 November 2019


SQA will be exhibiting at the forthcoming BVAA 80th AGM later this month

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14 October 2019

Forged Flat Bar - Alloy 718

On the shelf and ready to go!

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10 September 2019

Offshore Europe 2019 - A Lookback

A great week in Aberdeen!

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02 September 2019

SQA at Offshore Europe 2019 this week...

Offshore Europe 2019 is almost upon us and our colleagues are looking forward to a great week in Aberdeen!

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05 August 2019

Getting ready to go!

A good example of our capabilities here at SQA.

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15 July 2019

New Investment!

Last week, we took delivery of our latest saw - a high capacity Danobat band saw

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20 June 2019

**Aged Stock**

We are open to discuss some competitive pricing on the following - Please don't hesitate to get in touch

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10 June 2019

Made in Sheffield

"Made In Sheffield is one of the world's great brands, made famous internationally as a mark of origin and quality for the city's manufactured products"

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13 May 2019

SPE Offshore Europe 2019

It won't be long until SPE Offshore Europe 2019 is upon us...

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29 April 2019

Boss Forgings - F51 Duplex

Near net shape forgings just back from heat treatment!

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05 April 2019

080M40 Forged Shafts

Supplying forged shafts to the General Engineering industries

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27 March 2019

Corrosion 2019 - Nashville, Tennessee

Our Marco Deuterio (President, Special Quality Alloys Inc) and Ray Wood (Technical Director, Special Quality Alloys Ltd) are in Nashville, Tennessee this week at the NACE Corrosion 2019 event.

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25 March 2019

Alloy 718 Tubing Hanger Forgings

It was great to see these tubing hanger forgings passing through the works just recently.

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25 March 2019

SQA exhibiting at OMC 2019, Italy

Please drop by and say hello to the team!

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14 March 2019

New Handling Equipment

This week we received the keys for our latest fork truck...

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08 March 2019

Coming soon...The Special Quality Alloys Newsletter!

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25 February 2019

BVAA - Regional Dinner & Supplier Day

Special Quality Alloys Ltd will be exhibiting at this years BVAA event.

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18 February 2019

Kelham Island Museum visits SQA

Last week we welcomed a team from Sheffield's Kelham Island Museum to Special Quality Alloys Ltd.

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01 February 2019

The Beginnings of The Continental Steel Works

Read all about the history of our site that dates back to 1870!

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21 January 2019

Welcome aboard!

We are very pleased to announce our new colleagues here at Special Quality Alloys Ltd

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21 January 2019


Can we help with your proof-machining requirements?

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09 January 2019

SQA exhibiting at OMC Italy

Special Quality Alloys Ltd will be exhibiting at the forthcoming OMC Conference and Exhibition in Italy

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19 December 2018

Christmas Jumper Day!

It's that time of the year again...

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28 November 2018

We are hiring!

Looking for a new career in the Sheffield steel industry?

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09 November 2018

It's the Steel City Derby!

A day of rivalry is well underway here at Special Quality Alloys Ltd.

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22 October 2018

Wear It Pink...

Pink shirts, cakes and prizes galore!

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18 October 2018

Hire-Work Forging

We can Forge your material...

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17 September 2018

316LN (1.4429) Stainless

Special Quality Alloys Ltd have just recently successfully completed its first delivery of 316LN (1.4429) Stainless

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17 September 2018

XM19 / ALLOY 50 / UNS S20910


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13 August 2018

Third Party Inspection

Dedicated offices for third party inspectors on site...

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16 July 2018

ASTM A694 F65

Spotlight on ASTM A694 F65

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02 July 2018

Machined Bored Bar

On-Site machining capabilities...

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15 June 2018

Prostate Cancer UK

Wear your favourite 'Sports Shirt For Work' day here at Special Quality Alloys Ltd...

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11 June 2018

Job opportunities...

We have a job vacancy for an International Sales Executive based at our offices here in Sheffield

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25 May 2018

SQA feature in the latest edition of ValveUser

Read the story behind our NORSOK forgings approval...

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15 May 2018

Alloy 718 Bar Stock

Full range of Alloy 718 Bar Stock - Ready for despatch!

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01 May 2018

PED Approval

Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU approval for Special Quality Alloys Ltd.

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27 April 2018

Forged, Machined Shafts

'Full Control' of the manufacturing process of these Carbon steel shafts.

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19 April 2018

Alloy 625 Forgings

Boss Forgings - The cost saving route!

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13 April 2018


SQA join British Valve & Actuator Association

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13 April 2018

Lee Thomas - Product Development Manager

Lee Thomas joins the Sales team at SQA

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13 April 2018

Now & Then!

Bessemer Road - 1966

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16 January 2018

Made In Sheffield

SQA joins Made In Sheffield

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14 December 2017


Are you a Fastener Manufacturer?

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24 November 2017

Forging ‘Aerospace’ Standard Alloys…

Forged Spacer Rings...

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21 November 2017

Alloy 725 Round Bar

Increased stock levels at Special Quality Alloys Ltd!

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09 November 2017

Non-Destructive Testing

Non-Destructive Testing on-site at Special Quality Alloys Ltd.

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06 October 2017

63 Tonne Anvil Arrives

A rather large delivery...

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02 August 2017

SQA Exhibit at Offshore Europe

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18 July 2017

Custom forged and semi machined tubing hangers

Alloy 718 Tubing Hangers – Seamless Supply Chain Management

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17 July 2017

RECENT MANUFACTURING at Special Quality Alloys Ltd

F55 Super Duplex Forged Weld Neck Flanges

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30 June 2017

Continuous Investment at Special Quality Alloys Ltd.

New open die hammers and extensive development work is resulting in the production of larger forged rings in Nickel Alloy grades

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16 June 2017

‘Focus on Special Projects – Hire-Work Forging’

We can forge your material here in Sheffield at Special Quality Alloys Ltd.

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09 June 2017

‘Focus on special projects - Forged Thermowells’

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29 November 2016

SQA Exibits at OSEA 2016

SQA are set up and ready to go at OSEA 2016, sharing a stand with our partners in Singapore KimAnn. Our Sales Director Darren Pryce is looking forward to meeting visitors.

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11 October 2016

SQA Celebrates 30 Years...

Special Quality Alloys Limited is celebrating our 30 year anniversary of supplying forged products across a wide range of industries.

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11 April 2016

F6NM Machined Valve Bodies

Another on-time shipment of F6NM machined valve bodies... next destination Singapore.

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11 March 2016

Are these bars bored?

Yes they are! Utilising our group machining facilities SQA can supply a wide range of bored parts in all grades of material.

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02 March 2016

Great Gear....

SQA Forged Gear Blanks used in the refurbishment of the Class 73 Diesel Electric locomotives.....

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15 February 2016

Duplex Boss Forgings & Near Net Shape Forging

SQA increases capacity with new 40 CWT Hammer....

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20 January 2016

Exports fly out of the country

Another fast track order completed and boxed ready for export shipment by SQA.

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30 November 2015


SQA Material Certification is world class

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27 November 2015

Forged Gear blanks

Struggling to find Forged Gear Blanks?

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26 November 2015

Need some direction for your nickel alloy parts ?

Alloy 718 150 Ksi min yield parts

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20 November 2015

SQA is API6A CRA Ready

Have you got a material requirement to the new API6A CRA specification?

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03 November 2015

Alloy 718 Forged Tubing Hangers

Alloy 718 Forged Tubing Hangers manufactured ready for shipment in just 21 Days

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01 August 2014

Regional representative in Brazil

Mr. Elvis Gamboa has been appointed our regional representative for Brazil. Elvis has over 20 years’ experience working in procurement for a major OEM oil and gas company.

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