Impact of COVID-19 on the metal parts supply chain

Example of metal parts that can be made at Special Metals

Impact of COVID-19 on the metal parts supply chain

Struggling to get fabricated metal parts due to COVID-19? You’re not alone.

As a critical part of the economy, manufacturing has been allowed to continue throughout the UK. Some companies have even helped to combat the virus by turning their attention to essential materials – such as PPE (personal protective equipment), medical devices, ventilators and more.

But that doesn’t mean they haven’t been affected by the pandemic.

COVID-19 has led to significant issues with global supply. In fact, in a recent survey – conducted by MC Machinery – supply was said to be the area of manufacturing most severely affected by coronavirus. Companies are struggling to source materials via their usual overseas channels. And, as a result, they’ve had no choice but to rethink their suppliers and start to look elsewhere.

Special Metals – a perfect new partner for metal fabrication services

If you’ve been affected in this way, and are seeking a new partner for metal parts, we can help.

Special Metals has remained open throughout the lockdown. All of our services are completed in-house. Which, crucially, means we have full control over the fabrication process and can maintain our exceptional standards – whilst also adhering to strict social distancing measures.

In line with government guidance, we’ve had to adapt our site slightly – to help maintain the safety of both our employees and clients. But, apart from a few simple changes to the way we work as a team, it’s been business as usual. We’re able to continue our services and can provide support for companies, just like yours – who have seen a huge disruption to their usual supply chain.

As a leading metal fabrication company, we currently offer:

Whether you’re a new or existing customer, looking for a short- or long-term solution, we can assist you during these difficult times – and help to get your production line back on track.

diagram of metal parts supply chain

Get in touch for metal parts today

For more information about us and how we can help, check out recent blog ‘Why choose us for metal fabrication?’. Over the years, we have worked on a diverse range of metal fabrication projects, honing our skills and earning our reputation as a premier supplier of high-quality metal parts.

We absolutely love a new challenge. Big or small, simple or complex, we accept all jobs – and we could be exactly what you need to fill the gap in your supply chain and continue manufacturing.

So, why not get in touch today? Our team of experts are on-hand and happy to help, now more than ever. If you have any questions about our metal fabrication services – or the products we can provide – simply give us a call on 01268 820409 to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, you can send an email to and we’ll respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.


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