For over 35 years, Metrol has been designing and manufacturing high-quality springs and gas struts.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the reasons why you should use our products and services for your next project.
The UK’s Largest Manufacturer of Gas Springs
As a gas strut manufacturer, we’ve built an excellent reputation as one of the leading UK suppliers in the field.
Established in 1984, Metrol Springs Limited introduced gas springs to the UK market. Since we opened our doors for business, we have developed, grown and diversified into a global company with two strategic divisions; Metrol Tooling and Metrol Motion Control.
Today, Metrol is the UK’s largest manufacturer of gas springs, and we are incredibly proud to export our quality British engineered and manufactured products around the world.
Our Rich History
From humble beginnings in Northampton, our first year of trading brought our first order, placed by Austin Rover. A move from our Abington Square base to Talbot Road in 1987 saw us officially become manufacturers.
In 1989 we went global with our distributor in South Africa. Following our success, we have created and launched a comprehensive range of gas struts and increased the selection of nitrogen spring products and solutions that we have available.
In 2020, we were delighted to become part of the Lesjöfors Group who provide the broadest range of springs and pressings to customers in diverse industries across the world. Due to Lesjöfors international connections coupled with our robust production processes, we can meet large, small and even custom orders.
We’re proud to be recognised as a trusted British manufacturer, working on major FIAT gas strut projects and continuing our investment programme with new CNC machinery.
Innovative Technology and Machinery
Our office and manufacturing provision has seen significant growth and investment in recent years. By installing automated CNC machinery, we have the efficiency to process high-quality, innovative products at competitive prices.
Our dedication to machinery investment led to us introducing automated gas spring charging and testing, including an increased capacity with a new twin gantry robotic loader from CMZ. We have also invested heavily in automated laser marking, a machine with the capacity to mark up to 200 springs per session.
We plan to keep up the momentum with our continued installation of the latest machinery and upskilling our talented engineers.
Metrol’s Core Values
Our philosophy has always been to make sure we do everything possible to get the parts to the customer on time. We retain our core values with a proactive approach to problem-solving and allowing for flexible working practices.
We’re always striving to improve and actively embrace lean practices within our ISO9001:2015 quality system.
Our Northampton facility, equipment and engineers are essential to us, and our long-serving management team are the key to our success.
As our business, customer base, and product range has grown, we have gained experience, expertise and an excellent reputation within our field.
To find out more about our history in full, take a look at our history timeline.
If you’d like to get in touch with our friendly team at Metrol, please contact us by using our quick and easy online form or call us directly on 01604 499332.
We look forward to hearing from you!