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Surface World Exhibition 2023

We have just exhibited at Surface World 2023 and had a great couple of days with all our team.

It is always great to do events like this to meet with new and existing customers and potential future suppliers.

Thank you to all who visited our stand and gave us valuable enquiries which we can’t wait to see what progresses from them.

We hope to see you at the next one.

The Master Cutler Dame Julie Kenny DBE DL Visits Straaltechniek UK Limited

On Thursday 28th September 2023, Straaltechniek UK Limited had the pleasure welcoming The Master Cutler, Dame Julie Kenny DBE DL to view our facilities here in Sheffield.

To coincide with the announcement of a record £1.5 Million of Equipment Orders during the second quarter of 2023 it was a great opportunity to showcase Straaltechniek UK and the products and services we provide as a company.

The Master Cutler had a tour of the Works, Office Block, CNC Machine Shop, Spare Parts Stores, Painting Hall and finally the Showroom just in time to see two new table blast machines ready to be delivered to one of our valued customers and one ready to go on the stand at the Surface World Live Exhibition 2023.

A presentation was also delivered in the Straaltechniek UK Boardroom to The Master Cutler & Husband Ian by the Chairman of Straaltechniek Graham Ward, Sales Director Jay Dorling, UK Sales Manager James Lees, and Key Accounts and Marketing Manager Rebecca Beever.

With an ever expanding customer base throughout the UK and overseas, Straaltechniek UK Ltd have been able to generate a healthy number of enquiries for equipment by having the capability to offer both ‘New’ and ‘Refurbished’ Machines. Whilst our day to day servicing and spares business goes from strength to strength, we have been able to capitalise on opportunities to assist our customers with their  requirements such as refurbishing and upgrading their existing equipment, supply refurbished equipment from stock, and build new equipment within our factory.

With an ever increasing order book based on the success of converting these enquires to orders the factory has been as busy as ever and this year is looking to be the most successful in Straaltechniek’s 26 Year History.


Straaltechniek UK Limited Official UK Agent of Lauds Foundry Equipment GmbH

Straaltechniek UK Limited are now an official UK agent of Lauds Foundry Equipment GmbH.

Lauds Foundry Equipment designs, manufactures and supplies original equipment in the foundry industry.

Lauds Foundry Equipment has manufacturing operations in South Africa, Germany and Slovenia.

Within these operations Lauds support all projects from conceptual through to actual design and manufacture for their client base in Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Belgium, Germany, Turkey, USA, South Africa and now the UK.

Product range:

Continuous Sand Mixers (Portable, Pivotal, Screw Articulate, Belt Articulate, Dual Head Variable Height, Control Panel, Pump Sets, Lauds Autoblend 3000, Lauds Autocalibrate, Auto Calibration)

Mould Handling (A Frame Manipulators, Compaction Table Static, Compaction Table Manual and Auto, Casting and Cooling Line, – Rotary Moulding 6 Station Carousel, Rollover Draw, Loop-line Animation)

Sand Reclamation (Primary and Secondary)

Core Machines (Core Jobber, Front Slide Ejection Machine, Rotary 3000, Production Unit 2006).

For any enquiries on any foundry equipment please contact us on 0114 257 1077 / [email protected].

Surface World 2023

Straaltechniek will again be exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham for Surface World 2023, 4th and 5th October.

We will be on stand C12, and look forward to seeing you!



GIFA 2023

Straaltechniek UK will be present at GIFA 2023 with our Straaltechniek International colleagues and we look forward to seeing all visitors at the exhibition.
Come and meet the team in hall 15, stand E15.


Job Vacancy – Welder / Fabricator


We are currently recruiting for a Welder / Fabricator to join our busy workshop here in Sheffield. Straaltechniek UK Ltd design, develop and build complete shot blasting machines, air blasting / shot peening machines and total refurb of shot blasting machines. This is a full time and permanent role and will involve occasional site work so a full driving license is a must.

•Working 45 hours a week, working Monday to Friday – occasional weekend work.

•Monday to Thursday: 7am until 5pm

•Friday: 7am until 14:30pm


•45-hour week – 40 hours will be paid at normal rate and 5 hours paid at time and a third. Pay to be discussed at interview stage dependant on experience.

•Plus opportunity for further overtime/as when required.


•MIG, TIG and STICK Welding

•Driving to sites and call outs(as when required)

•Operating Multitherm Eco HD Plasma Machines and drawing with software (advantageous)

•Operating Overhead Cranes and FLT’s

•Operating Press Brakes, Bandsaws, hand drills, Guillotines, Grinders, Rollers and Pillar Drills


•Experienced Welder – MIG/TIG/STICK and must be able to Interpret engineering drawings.

•Able to use Multitherm Eco HD Plasma machine Ability to read and design drawings(advantageous)

•Use multiple fabrication machines – Bandsaw, Pressbrake, Grinder, Guillotine, Rollers, Pillar Drill

•Must be able to drive

•Overhead Crane and FLT is advantageous

Please email your CV to Nick Redwood (Production Manager) [email protected]

Jay Dorling inducted as Freeman of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire

On the 12th September, our Sales Director Jay Dorling was proudly inducted as a Freeman of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire.

The Master Cutler, Mr James Tear, welcomed 21 new Freeman to their Welcome and Induction Ceremony at Cutlers’ Hall. The Master Cutler explained how The Cutlers’ Company work to promote and support modern engineering and manufacturing in South Yorkshire and he went on to say new Freeman are the lifeblood of the Company, keeping it live and relevant in the 21st century.

He presented each new Freeman, with a tie, the book; Mesters to Masters, on the history of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire; a certificate (which sadly had to be reprinted on Friday to change the wording to King Charles III) and a beautiful sterling silver lapel pin.


National Apprentice Week 2022

As its National Apprentice Week, we are really pleased to highlight the story of Reece who is currently our CNC Machining Apprentice at Straaltechniek.

Reece joined Straaltechniek as a CNC Machining Apprentice in December 2020. During this short time Reece has gone from strength to strength and is doing extremely well. Reece always shows positive attitude and enthusiasm to learn about machining, whilst also offering suggestions to various tasks in the machine shop, asking questions to help better his knowledge and has contributed to the great success stories that Straaltechniek have achieved so far.

Reece is also involved with the Engineering and Design award scheme which is jointly by the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire and the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers. Reece is into the next stage and is due to have an interview with the Master Cutler of London and Sheffield next week. This award scheme is to help students, junior engineers, and apprentices like Reece, to fund an activity or project, which will expand their knowledge and experience in their chosen area of engineering and manufacturing and may also be of value to their employer or academic establishment.

Reece said ‘Being an apprentice is very hands on and gives me a good sense of responsibility. I am also finding that being an apprentice is very rewarding by learning new skills. It is a good starting path for the adult working life and I am making new friends in the workplace.’

The recent success rate at Straaltechniek is not just down to luck, it is down to the hard work of all the staff here at Straaltechniek including Reece, who all contribute to our companies’ achievements.

We are incredibly proud of Reece’s progression so far, and we are sure this will continue throughout his apprenticeship until it is complete in 2025 and his career with Straaltechniek thereafter.

Surface World Live 2022

Straaltechniek UK Ltd will again be exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham for Surface World Live 2022, 2nd and 3rd March.
We will be on stand R7, Hall 9 and look forward to seeing you!