Ficep UK celebrates 20th year serving the steel processing industry

Ficep UK celebrates 20th year serving the steel processing industry

2020 has been a dramatically different year to what we all expected and although this year our 20th-anniversary celebrations didn’t go how we imagined, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to mark the occasion in a worthwhile way. In this blog, we take a look back at how far we’ve come in the past two decades and show how we’re revamping our activities to continue to bring value to our customers and the British steel construction industry as we enter our next decade.

Technological advancements are at the forefront of our operations, so we decided to celebrate entering the new decade with a new commitment to sharing our extensive knowledge of the steel industry and how we can help businesses globally become industry 4.0 ready.

We’ve made some big changes to our operations this year including, implementing our cloud-based service technology for faster service times. We’re also introducing some incredible new machines this year, which we’ll be sharing stories on in the coming months. One major change is our newly upgraded website, which brings a fresh modern look that portrays who we are now, whilst bringing you all our latest news and industry expertise at the click of a button.

Our MD Mark Jones said: “As we enter a new decade, we wanted to invest in something that marks the occasion, represents who we are today, and provides continuous value to our customers. Our new commitment to knowledge sharing and helping the industry become industry 4.0 ready was the perfect option. The new website also represents the advancements we have made over the past 20 years, showing our customers why we are a leading, forward-thinking company that can help factories in structural steel industries address challenges and adopt automation technologies”.

This year is also a special one for Ficep globally, as our parent company, Ficep S.p.A in Italy celebrates an impressive milestone of 90 years in the steel processing business!

Looking back over the years, we’ve come a long way at Ficep UK from starting off in a small office in Leeds back in 2000 with a team of just 3 we’re now based in an impressive HQ with a 17,000sq/ft showroom and warehouse facility in Wakefield Europort with a team of over 20 personnel including our UK wide team of specialist service engineers. We’ve proudly supplied over 250 different CNC lines and have been at the forefront of some fantastic innovations in the British steel industry.

“With the way we work in the future changing, keeping customers informed on digital platforms is vital for customers nowadays. Our new digital strategies will provide in-depth information on all aspects of our business from our wide product portfolio to our services, partners and software innovations as well as all our latest news and customer updates across all our digital platforms, whilst making it easier than ever for customers to get in touch with us.” said MD Mark Jones.

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