Adding value to cold roll-formed steel for construction and manufacturing

cold roll-formed steel

voestalpine Metsec plc is the UK’s largest specialist in cold roll-formed steel, providing products for the construction and manufacturing industries

The company, based in Sandwell, focuses on adding value through expert design, precision manufacturing and on-time, in-full product delivery.

Established more than 85 years ago as a cold roll-forming company, Metsec provides purlins, steel framing, cable management, dry lining and custom roll-forming to its broad range of customers. Originally founded in 1931, it is now part of the metal forming division of voestalpine group, a global technology and capital goods group.

Headquartered in Oldbury, and with a sales and technical office in the Middle East, Metsec has supplied products and design services to landmark projects including the Queensferry Crossing, Abu Dhabi airport, Resorts World, Wimbledon, BBC Wales studios and Glasgow Velodrome, along with a host of retail sites, sports stadia, hotels and student accommodation.


A champion of Building Information Modelling (BIM), Metsec holds BIM Level 2 accreditation, the first tier two designer and manufacturer to achieve the standard for design and construction in the UK.

In addition, last year Metsec was announced as one of the first six companies globally to achieve the new PAS 1192-2 kitemark from the British Standards Institution (BSI) relating to BIM, and the only tier two company to be awarded the accreditation.

The kitemark is a way for construction businesses around the world to prove their capabilities in delivering projects at the design and construction phase and acts as a seal of approval for companies qualified to deliver projects at both the design and construction phase.


Metsec’s purlins division is the UK’s largest designer and manufacturer of light gauge galvanised steel purlins, side rails and mezzanine flooring systems and has provided purlins solutions to a number of sports stadia, retailers and major airports and rail stations in the UK and the Middle East.

Steel framing

Metsec is the market leader in light gauge, galvanised steel structural framing systems. Metsec’s offsite framing solution, Metframe, delivers considerable time and cost savings and has been used on several construction projects, such as Gosford Gate student accommodation, Palmerston School and CATS College Canterbury.

Cable management

Metsec cable management manufactures cable containment and support systems for the mechanical and electrical services industry. Products include both pre- and post-galvanised cable ladders, cable trays, cable trunking and metal framing systems. As a bespoke solutions provider, Metsec provides the accompanying accessories, giving customers flexibility when specifying.

Custom roll forming

Metsec specialises in the bespoke manufacture of custom roll-formed steel sections, and a variety of additional engineering services including profile manipulation, drilling laser processes and welding, enabling complete solutions to be undertaken for a wide range of construction, industrial and automotive applications.

Dry lining

Metsec’s dry lining division designs, manufactures and supplies light gauge, non-load bearing cold-rolled formed metal products for use in partitioning, dry lining and ceiling systems. As a result of extensive research and development, combined with high volume advanced manufacturing techniques, all Metsec dry lining systems conform to the latest British and European standards.


Metsec is accredited to ISO 9001, BS OHSAS 18001 and was the first cold roll-forming specialist to operate an Integrated Management System certified by BSI that complies with the requirements of PAS 99. Metsec acknowledges that sustainability is a responsibility not a choice and in recognition of ongoing efforts has received certifications for BES 6001 ensuring all products are made with material that has been responsibly sourced. The company is also accredited to ISO 14001 and part of the BCSA Steel Construction Sustainability Charter.


voestalpine Metsec plc

Tel: +44 (0)121 601 6000


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