As key steel suppliers in the UK, we are committed to keeping a wide variety of carbon and alloy steel grades in stock. We also pride ourselves on delivering innovative solutions and a range of valuable services to our customers, including processing, engineering and international supply chain management, to ensure they benefit from cost savings, reliability and speed.
Read our case studies below to find examples of how Hillfoot has benefited companies from numerous different industries.
A High-resistance, Hard Wearing Specification for a New Overseas Recycling Project
With many of our clients now looking at recycling initiatives, we were excited to spec some of our hard grade steels for a project that needed a high level of wear resistance and toughness for a range of cutting and shredding processes.
Flexible Contractual Agreement Enables Short Lead Time Availability
In order to facilitate a hydraulic equipment project by one of our clients, we were approached by them to explore the supply of raw steel materials on short lead times of no greater than a week.
Supporting The Construction Industry With High-Performance Design
Whether it’s a bridge or an airport, a civil engineering or an architectural project, Hillfoot can support your supply chain by offering quality products, complemented by a bespoke stocking agreement.
Hillfoot Technical Innovation: Bespoke Forged and Machined Parts for Key OEMs
Hillfoot demonstrated our ability to drive operational efficiencies through innovative design by developing a new way to produce and supply parts forged to nett shapes.
Engineering Steel Supply for the UK Defence Sector
Hillfoot’s long-established relationships with customers in the defence industry has enabled us to understand the complexity of the sector’s requirements and processes.
Not Just Forged Steel Bars
Hillfoot's established relationships with suppliers have helped us to reduce lead times, transport charges and material costs for customers using forged steel bars.
Supply Chain Improvement for Major First Tier Subcontractor
Due to the increasing demands of major OEMs to reduce inventory, improve lead times and reduce cost in the supply chain there was a need to investigate alternative methods of steel delivery.
Cost Savings Delivered for High-Volume Manufacturer
The Hillfoot commercial and technical teams combined to identify cost-saving opportunities in high-volume manufacturing plants, which delivered improved output and reduced tooling costs.
Supply Chain Management for the Hydraulics Industry
Hillfoot are key steel suppliers to the hydraulics industry. We supply blue chip hydraulic manufacturers and their sub-contract networks with raw material, semi-machined parts and fully-machined hydraulic assemblies.
The Benefits of Dedicated or Consignment Stocks
Dedicated / consignment stocks are one of the tools Hillfoot use to help manufacturers improve reliability in their supply chain and simplify the process of ensuring the specialist steel grades they need are available when they require them.
A Commitment to Client Understanding
The ethos of Hillfoot is that all customers, however large or small their usage of steel may be, are equally important to the ongoing success of the business.
Metallurgical Re-engineering Delivers Cost Reduction on Engine Component
The Hillfoot technical team demonstrated their expertise in the motorsport field by delivering a significant cost saving on the production of a key engine component.