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Barnshaws enters defence sector with JOSCAR certification

11th September 2020
Alex Lynn

Barnshaws Section Benders has announced its recent JOSCAR certification (Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register certification), which denotes the company as an accredited supplier of metal fabrications to the defence sector. JOSCAR provides contractors in the defence sector with assurance that an accredited supplier can deliver solutions to a high quality standard.

Barnshaws Section Benders has built a reputation in precision curving metal for the construction, transport, marine, civil and infrastructure sectors. Operating numerous facilities in the UK and Europe, Barnshaws is now offering the defence sector direct access to an array of specialist bending machines operated by an expert workforce.

Notable projects supported by the business include Wimbledon Centre Court roof, the Francis Crick Institute, Kew Gardens Palm House, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the raising of the Mary Rose and the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Greg North, Commercial Director at Barnshaws, explained relevant services: “We offer the capability to carry out heavy rolling and press braking of armour plate with high accuracy. Furthermore, we can laser and plasma cut metal plate and sections into profiles. Hot forming of pipes and plate is also available, and we specialise in tube bending. Dedicated aluminium bending facilities mean we can provide this service too. Our JOSCAR accreditation now ensures customers in the defence sector can benefit from our extensive range of metal bending services.”

JOSCAR is a joint initiative administered by Hellios, which compiles accredited suppliers within a singular directory for ease of reference for the defence sector. Designed to greatly expedite the procurement process, suppliers displaying the JOSCAR logo are accredited to stringent regulatory standards, providing visible quality assurance to customers.

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