ASG Sponsors Local Youth Rugby Team
March 4, 2016
ASG are proud to sponsor local Under 13’s Rugby Team, Crigglestone All Blacks!
Adrian West, Senior Site Fitter at ASG was pleased as punch on Monday morning following his team’s victory over local rivals Dewsbury Celtic!! A fantastic team performance to beat Dewsbury Celtic 26 -10.
Well done lads and good luck for this weekend match away at North Derbyshire Charges!
October 2015 – ASG have successfully achieved ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification
December 18, 2015
We’re really excited to announce that ASG have achieved ISO9001:2008 Quality Certification, this coupled with our success in August 2014 by gaining the CE Mark Accreditation – Execution Class 2 underpins the stability and future growth of the business.
For the last 2 years our key focus has been on achieving the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard and in September this year we received final confirmation from the Global Group – Management System Experts (UKAS approved Management Systems) that we had been successful following August’s Stage 2 Audit.
Brief – ISO 9001
The ISO 9001 standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.
ISO 9001:2008 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.
The standard sets out the following 6 main areas which companies must comply with before gaining certification;
- Quality Policy and Quality Objectives
- Customer focus
- Management Commitment
- Process Approach and tour of business premises
- Internal Audit
- Management Review
What ISO means to ASG and our Customers
Our company procedures are process driven to ensure the streamlined and effective approach is relevant to our business whilst improving quality and efficiency across the whole business, not only on our products and services but our employee’s as well.
The aim is to continually improve the systems we have in place to ensure that all of our clients receive Quality Products and Services from ASG and in turn giving them confidence that we will deliver on Quality.
Sarah Heald – Business Development Director says “It has always been at the forefront of our minds that the processes and procedures we have in place reflect what we do on a daily basis and not just a Quality Management System Gathering dust on a shelf. Working with a cross section of departments throughout the business has ensured that the improved processes and procedures are meaningful and relevant to each individual no matter what department they work in.”
ASG Handrail & Balustrade Systems Web Shop Goes Live!!
May 28, 2015
ASG are delighted to announce that their new Handrail & Balustrade System web shop is now live.
Having over 7000 product lines available in the UK, you can be assured that the 2 to 4 working day lead time on all component parts will fulfil your every need.
The fabulous shop combines a wide variety of high quality Q-railing stainless steel components, handrail tubes and balustrade systems: from Frameless Channels to Juliette Balconies; allowing you to choose from grade 304 or 316, all available in a Satin Polished finish.
The full range of FastClamp is also available for all your mild steel balustrade needs, all hot dip galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461:1999. You can be confident that the tubular fittings offer a simple solution for building lightweight tubular structures.
Tiffany Johnson – Small Works Manager says “With growing monthly sales, satisfying a wide variety of markets including domestic and commercial customers via the eBay shop, launching the web shop was the next sensible step here at ASG. Set out in easy to find sections, we have ensured it is as user friendly as possible.
Because customer service is so important to us we welcome all feedback fulfilling our continuous improvement obligation, keeping the web shop both appealing and to become our customers first choice every time.”
ASG have a vast amount of knowledge & expertise within the Handrail & Steel component market, so if you require any help or technical advice the sales department are available to take your call Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, their friendly proactive approach is what makes dealing with ASG a pleasure.
Check out the extensive range to fully appreciate the products ASG have to offer you! http://shop.asgfabrications.com/
ASG Grows Domestic Market For Stainless Components
September 9, 2014
ASG’s ambitious growth plan is being further cemented with a huge amount of interest from the domestic market following the launch of the ebay pop-up shop, ASG Stainless Components in May 2013. Being a versatile company with knowledgeable and helpful employees really sets ASG apart. This gives each customer the best possible service by adding that personal touch which many customers need, giving them peace of mind when buying online.
Follow the link to take a look at all the products on offer http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Asg-Stainless-Components?_rdc=1
A great example of that personal touch;
One Friday afternoon a member of our sales team (Tiffany Johnson) received a phone call from a lady called Dawn Squires who lives in Barnsley enquiring about items listed on ASG’s ebay shop, she required stainless steel glass clamps to complete a project she was working on in her garden. After speaking to Dawn for quite sometime Tiffany learned that the project was in remembrance of her husband Martyn Squires who sadly passed away a couple of years ago. Martyn was a landscape gardener and had originally designed and fitted their patio, unfortunately the old stone wall collapsed (see picture 1) and that is when Dawn had the idea of replacing the old garden with something her Husband would have loved and also something he would have done if he were here.
Dawn ordered the glass clamps over the phone and was in touch via email with Tiffany regularly keeping her up to date on the progression of the garden. Once Dawn’s specially made wooden posts had been installed and the glass clamps were attached she placed the order for glass panels to complete the project.
ASG supplied grade 316 flat back glass clamp and 10mm toughened glass panels to sit between 7 no. oak square posts. Dawn squires was over the moon with the products she received. Tiffany says “ I found it heart-warming after talking to Dawn and hearing her story”, she also added “I feel honoured that I was able to be part of creating such a wonderful memory, it makes me happy to know that Dawn and her family will always have a part of Martyn with them every day”
ASG Achieves CE Mark – Execution Class 2
September 8, 2014
We can proudly announce that we have now received the SCCS Weld Certificate and Factory Production Control Certificate confirming ASG’s compliance and effective implementation of the Management System in accordance with the requirements of BS EN1090-1:2009, this falls in line with the new legal obligation that all fabricated structural steelwork is CE Marked.
Brief – CE Mark
The aim of BS EN 1090 is to ensure that clients and main contractors are given the confidence throughout the supply chain of steel construction right from the manufacture of the steel sections, to fabrication and erection on site.
BE EN 1090 is the follow up from the CE Marking of all products used across the construction industry, which was introduced and mandatory for products used after 1st July 2013.
Steelwork has been divided into four categories for certification and a steelwork contractor may not produce steel in a higher category than it is certified. The categories are:
Execution Class 1 – Farm Buildings
Execution Class 2 – Buildings
Execution Class 3 – Bridges
Execution Class 4 – Special structures (e.g. Power Stations)
What CE Mark means to ASG?
Although we were already working to the National Structural Steelwork Specification the written procedures which formulate CE Mark BSEN 1090 now help us demonstrate this to our clients.
A large part of the process was to ensure that we had written Weld Procedures signed off by a responsible weld coordinator. These Weld Procedures were written, test pieces were welded by our competent fabricators following the procedures set in place by the RWC, each piece was then tested to destruction by Lloyds testing house to ensure the welds met the requirement of the written weld procedures.
To ensure we are sending out quality fabricated products, quality checks take place on products manufactured for each project meeting our quality standards in line with our Factory Production Control System.
Each department plays a vital role to ensure ASG conforms to the processes and procedures set out; from saving mill certs & purchase orders for steel within individual client project files allowing full traceability, producing cutting & bolt lists, completing manufacture handover sheets, ensuring the welding and measuring equipment we use are calibrated and importantly our fabricator welders are skilled and tested to comply with the weld procedures.
Adrian Johnson – Managing Director says “CE Mark reinforces our confidence that when our clients request evidence that we are working to our Factory Production Control System we will have the relevant information at the click of a button in the relevant project file!”
We have already seen a large number of both new and existing customers request that their suppliers must have CE Mark. A number of small to medium sized fabrication companies have chosen not to invest their time and money into gaining the certification, which means that it is illegal for them to supply & manufacture fabricated steelwork.
Being 1 of 307 fabricators who have gained the SCCS Factory Production Control and Welding Certificate, we feel is a great achievement for the stability and future growth of the company.
Please follow the link to the SCCS directory. http://www.steelconstruction.org/directories/steel-construction-certification-scheme-sccs.html
Click to view certificates
SCCS Factory Production Control Certificate
SCCS Welding Certificate
Sponsorship of Local U14’s Football Club
January 24, 2014
ASG sponsored Norristhorpe U12’s Juniors Football Club back in 2011 for the first time. Sam Hoult the Owner Directors Son, was new to the team when the request came for help to fund the two team’s new mandatory training jackets for 28 boys.
Being a self-funded club requires lots of support from local businesses and the team’s family & friends to be able to provide a place for the lads to play competitively providing them with life skills and the sense of being part of a team.
Having discussed the importance of supporting the local communities kid’s with the other Owner Directors it was a no brainer, ASG had to help!! Not only do the jackets provide vital warmth in the colder months, they also look smart and professional.
ASG Raise £440 for Martin House Children’s Hospice
January 17, 2014
Throughout December 2013 many of ASG’s Suppliers across the Steel Construction Industry kindly donated a number of Christmas gifts as thank you’s for business generated over the year.
In previous years supplier donations have been given out to ASG employees , however this year, Maria from Accounts suggested a Christmas Charity Raffle. Having discussed this with the Office Team, everybody agreed that it would be a great idea!!
Fastclamp Handrail Fittings January Offer – 55% off Current Price List
January 9, 2014
fastclamp handrail fittings – January Offer – 55% off Current Price List
ASG would like to wish our wonderful customers a Happy New Year, We wish you A year Of Happiness And Success!
To get 2014 off to a flying start from now until 31st January we are offering 55% off our fastclamp range including 90 degree elbows and railing base flanges! Beat the February price increase and as an added bonus take advantage of free delivery on orders over £200!
Download the fastclamp price list now! fastclamp 55% off price list
Call Tiffany or Sarah in the Sales Department to place your order.
ASG becomes a Q-railing Recommended Installer!!
January 8, 2014
ASG becomes a Q-railing Recommended Installer!!
ASG are proud to announce that we are now a Recommended Installer for Q-railing. Having developed a close working relationship, stocking a range of Q-rail components since September 2012 and installing the industry renowned Q-rail components for many years, we are extremely excited about the next step of our journey together.
‘Great quality products enabling efficient site installation’
James Binks, Senior Site Fitter
Exclusive Stainless Steel Component Offer!!
November 8, 2013
Help us celebrate our 10th Birthday by taking advantage of purchasing quality stainless components at unmissable prices!! Make huge savings, all items with up to 70% off!
Download the Stainless Component product list (PDF)
Call Tiffany or Sarah in the Sales department to place your order now
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