The pioneering spirit of Joseph Ash led the company to be a founder member of the Galvanizers Association (GA), to provide 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. Joseph Ash 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 galvanized steel.
The brilliant son of a chemist, Joseph Ash founded Joseph Ash Galvanizing Ltd in Birmingham in 1857. With a unique vision focused upon technical expertise and outstanding levels of customer care, the company grew from strength to strength in the UK and now operates eight plants located in Bilston, Bridgend, Chesterfield, Corby, Hull, Medway, Telford and Walsall.
Technical expertise and customer care are the guiding principles which have steered Joseph Ash for almost 160 years. These remain at the core of everything we do and are not only in evidence through the quality of technical work we deliver, but through the additional services we provide, which include:
- Collection and delivery
- On-site storage facilities
- Bundling, packing and export containerisation
- A one stop shop service for shot blasting, galvanising and powder coating (from our Medway plant)
- A Technical Support Department, staffed full time by qualified personnel who have a wealth of experience in the galvanising industry
Galvanising at Joseph Ash plants adhere to the coatings requirements of BS EN ISO 1461:2009 and BS EN ISO 9000 quality assurance specifications. (View our Quality Policy here.)
The Joseph Ash Medway plant 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 approved Akzo Nobel and IGP paint applicator.
Joseph Ash works hard to protect the environment through an ever-growing list of recycling activities with processes supported by an Environmental and Sustainability Policy.