ML-UK’s Engineering Division, headquartered in Portsmouth, provides customised and general metal fabrication, welding and structural engineering design, build, supply and fit. In the 40 years that ML UK has been operating in this sector, the business has produced of all types and sizes of products from a single bespoke steel bolt, to a commercial stainless steel exhaust piping, through to an aluminium ship’s hull.
Designing and manufacturing a vast and diverse array of metal products, the ML engineering teams serve many sectors; from leisure marine and commercial and naval shipbuilding, aggregate suppliers and recyclers, energy providers, national construction companies, through to plumbers and builders.
ML UK – Engineering is fully equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and manned by professional staff, to deliver bespoke designed, fabricated, and constructed products from single items to multiple items on call-off.
Heading up the ML Engineering Teams is Operations Manager, Peter Halkyard. Previously heavily involved in steel working within the marine industry, he brought to ML additional unique experience and knowledge which is invaluable to his role.
Peter comments, “ML’s mobile engineering and welding teams attend customers sites to provide any aspect of repairs or builds required, no matter the size or scale of the operation or job. ML UK is qualified to Class 2 Fabrication Level of Excellence across the business, with ML’s staff suitably qualified and experienced in their trade, ensuring that steel and metalwork is produced to the most exacting of standards.”
ML’s mobile teams’ areas of coverage generally spans Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset, however ML also regularly works with customers with multiple sites nationally.
Peter is proud of ML’s reputation and client-base stating, “For many years we have been the preferred supplier to an internationally-renown nationwide restaurant chain, which operates hundreds of fast food outlets across the United Kingdom, for whom we regularly service and repair their kitchen equipment. These requests are often urgent, and always requiring resolving within very tight timescales.”
“Another customer, an energy supplier, recently had an urgent requirement for the repair of a one-metre diameter stainless steel pipe that had cracked under pressure. ML’s teams ground back the pipe’s split area, then carefully welded the crack, resulting in a precise and exacting finish, within good time.”
Peter comments, “As a longstanding customer told me, ‘We can always trust the ML guys to always find a solution and mend it, quickly, professionally and with the minimum of fuss.”