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Accredited leaders in hot dip galvanising standards

As part of the Joseph Ash group, we are proud to hold several memberships and accreditations with various companies and industry bodies. Find out more.

Our sister plant – Joseph Ash Medway – is a registered member of JOSCAR, which means ‘fit for business for the Aerospace, Defence and Security services’.

JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) is a collaborative tool used by the aerospace, defence and security industry to act as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information. Using JOSCAR can determine if a supplier is ‘fit for business’.

Visit the JOSCAR website

We’re members of the Galvanizers Association (GA), which provides users of galvanizing with the highest possible levels of technical and product support. Important aspects of which include: RIBA CPDs, a dedicated enquiry hotline, and the GAGAs – the annual galvanizing construction awards competition.

Today the Galvanizers Association supports its members through a highly qualified full-time team based in the West Midlands. The Joseph Ash Group is as active as ever in providing and serving on every single committee to help mould and strengthen the Association’s service to specifiers and end users of galvanised steel.

Visit the Galvanizers Association website

The Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) is the leading trade association for the modern agriculture and industrial buildings industry in the UK. Providing a strong collective voice for the sector, RIDBA represents member views to the wider industry including government, leading client organisations and other key stakeholders.

As a supplier to the agricultural sector, the Joseph Ash Group is a proud supporter of RIDBA.

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AkzoNobel are a global manufacturer of high-quality powder coatings sold worldwide under the brand name of Interpon.

Interpon powder coatings are available in a wide variety of colors, finishes and performance properties tailored to the customer’s individual needs.

The Joseph Ash Group uses Interpon paints when powder coating steel. Our sister plant – Joseph Ash Medway – is the only steel finisher in England to be granted approved galvaniser status by Akzo Nobel for one stop shop services.

Visit the Interpon website

Steel For Life was created as part of the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s (BCSA) commitment to an effective and robust market development programme in the UK.

The Joseph Ash Group is committed to supporting the BCSA by sponsoring their Steel For Life campaign, in order to help promote steel as the best material for constructional purposes.

Visit the Steel for Life website

The Joseph Ash Group has been granted Fit For Nuclear status (F4N) – the first galvaniser in the UK to be accredited.

F4N is a unique service to help UK manufacturing companies get ready to bid for work in the nuclear supply chain and to measure their operations against the standards required to supply the nuclear industry – in new build, operations and decommissioning.

Developed by the Nuclear AMRC with the support of its top tier partners, F4N includes nuclear new build developers and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. These industry leaders are using F4N to identify potential companies for their own supply chains.

Visit the F4N website

RISQS (the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) is a supplier qualification scheme which audits and assesses suppliers to pre-qualify to work with over 110 buying organisations. The Joseph Ash Group has been certified as a member of the scheme, as we regularly galvanise steel for the railway industry. 

Visit the RISQS website

BSI Group, also known as the British Standards Institution, is the national standards body of the United Kingdom. BSI produces technical standards on a wide range of products and services and supplies certification and standards-related services to businesses.

Galvanising at Joseph Ash Group plants adhere to the coating’s requirements of BS EN ISO 1461 and BS EN ISO 9000 quality assurance specifications. (View our Quality Policy.)

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Akzo Nobel are experts in making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Their world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe.

Our sister plant in Kent – Joseph Ash Medway – is the only steel finisher in England to be granted approved galvaniser status by Akzo Nobel for one stop shop services. We are also the only Akzo Nobel and IGP paint applicator.

Visit the AkzoNobel website
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