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Plant focus: Spotlight on Corby

The Joseph Ash Group takes pride in its extensive network of nine plants across the UK, from Medway in the South to Hull in the North. This month’s newsletter highlights our Northamptonshire facility, Premier Galvanizing Corby. We’re putting a spotlight on Corby to showcase its remarkable capabilities and state-of-the-art amenities.

As we celebrate Premier Galvanizing Corby’s achievements, we are delighted to announce that next month marks a special occasion for the plant. Read on to find out more!


History of Premier Galvanizing

Premier Galvanizing Corby is in a region of England historically tied to the growth and development of steel and ironworks during the Industrial Revolution. And where there’s steel, there’s galvanizing.

Galvanizing became essential as the steel industry grew in Corby. It was particularly crucial for the construction sector, where steel structures and components were exposed to the elements. Galvanized steel offers superior durability and resistance to rust. This makes it ideal for a wide range of applications, including bridges, buildings, and infrastructure.

In recent years, Corby has experienced a resurgence in its steel industry. This has been driven by investments and the growth of new businesses. Galvanizing remains vital in the town’s steel sector, ensuring the longevity and corrosion resistance of steel products manufactured there.

Today, galvanizing companies in Corby continue to employ advanced techniques and technologies to provide high-quality galvanized steel coatings. Premier Galvanizing caters to various industries: construction, automotive, agriculture, and infrastructure.


Location of Premier Galvanizing Corby

Premier Galvanizing Corby is located on the Willowbrook Industrial Estate. With its extensive fleet of vehicles, it covers customers’ galvanizing needs from London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, as well as the Midlands.

What is galvanized at Premier Galvanizing Corby?

Whether a fabricator needs a small amount of steel galvanized for a gate or railings or 100 tonnes of steel for a new building development, Premier Galvanizing Corby can help. We pride ourselves on getting it right the first time, on time, and every time to meet the varied needs of our customers.

Bath size

The bath dipping size at Premier Galvanizing Corby is 7.5m x 1.3m x 3.0m, and the team can dip 4.8 tonnes.

Additional services

As well as core services, Premier Galvanizing Corby offers the following customer amenities:

Collection and delivery service: Wherever you are or wherever the end destination for your fabrications is, Premier Galvanizing can transport your steel. We operate a fleet of four articulated vehicles capable of carrying 22 tonnes each. Plus eight rigids which can also carry up to 10 tonnes.

Full technical support: Providing customers with comprehensive technical support, offering guidance and assistance at every stage.

Packing and bundling:  We can bundle, pack, and label your steel at your request. Let us know your requirements. Especially if you want us to deliver your items to the end user or prepare them for export or containerisation. Certificates of conformity can be issued upon request, and all work is conducted following BS EN ISO 1461.

On-site storage: Premier Galvanizing Corby offers ample on-site storage capacity, allowing customers to store materials conveniently before and after galvanizing.

Shot blasting and powder coating: Through an external subcontractor.


Recognising the importance of meeting customers’ time-sensitive demands, the team at Corby fully understands the significance of strict deadlines. We have extended opening hours for drop-offs and collections to provide the best assistance. Moreover, Corby offers expedited turnaround times, including overnight and within 24 hours, through prior arrangements, ensuring prompt and efficient service.

Committed to excellence and compliance

Premier Galvanizing Corby prioritises excellence in everything it does, including maintaining the highest occupational health and safety standards, quality management, and environmental management. Certifications include BS EN ISO 1461, ISO 45001, NQA ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001.


People at Premier Galvanizing Corby

At Corby, we have a dedicated team of individuals with a wealth of knowledge and a sincere passion for their roles. From skilled shop floor operatives to transport and truck drivers, meticulous health and safety experts to the efficient administrative team, we work collaboratively to ensure that our valued customers receive the utmost service and see us as part of their team.

The Divisional Manager at Corby is David Prattis, and the Commercial Manager is Paul Martin. Contact Paul today to book your projects.

Finally, Corby comes of age!

21st birthday of Premier Galvanizing Corby

As we celebrate the achievements of Premier Galvanizing Corby, we are delighted to announce an upcoming special occasion. The plant opened its doors in Corby in July 2002, so next month, it turns 21!

When the plant first opened, it had 13 team members. Now it has 44.

Happy 21st birthday to the team at Corby!

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