CAT's impressive portfolio of clients bears testament to our world-class service.

Our customers range from small stockholders operating from a single site, through to corporate groups managing diverse multi-site, multi-national operations. The examples below illustrate just a few of our high-quality clients.    


Breitenfeld UK supply Tool Steels, cut to size and delivered across the UK from its Sheffield site, as well as offering a wider product range from Breitenfeld Austria, such as ingots and forgings produced in Tool Steels, Stainless Steels and Special Alloys.

From the initial discussions through implementation and on to daily system maintenance, the team at CAT has made the process efficient, understandable and most importantly tailored specifically for our business.  The improvements that we have gained are not only in line with the initial indications we were given, but beyond this due in main to the flexibility and understanding that CAT can offer.

Mike Rudkin - Managing Director

Stemcor Special Steels Limited

With offices, warehouses and production facilities located in the UK, US, Brazil, Dubai and Singapore - Stemcor Special Steels is a market leader in the stockholding and supply of special steels for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry.

CAT have had a relationship with the group for almost 20 years, since we first supplied then with SMv2.  Having migrated through SMv3 they are now enthusiastic about SMv4.

Steel Manager works in perfect synergy with our professional and quality-driven approach to material supply.  The adaptable modular system allows us to manage our critical data safely and accurately, whilst also delivering the dynamic flexibility to create a powerful and focussed commercial tool.

Adrian Cole - Global Communications Manager

Hi-Tech Special Steels Limited

Hi-Tech Special Steels Ltd, based near Sheffield, specialise in the supply of cold drawn, close tolerance sections in hexagonal, square, rectangular and round forms, for the production of valve bodies, fittings and fasteners.  In addition, forged sections in either the fully machined condition or as-forged for customers to finish themselves, can be supplied.

We are a steel processing/stockholding company who had been searching for a system which was compatible with the way our company operates for some considerable time.  We had demonstrations from various system suppliers, then came across 'Steel Manager' from CAT.  This software is perfect for a steel environment, it covers all aspects of stock & production control and we had to change our current working practices very little.  All its features are relevant to the steel industry and it fits our BS EN ISO 9001 2008 quality system perfectly.
From the day we went 'live' we have had no problems whatsoever and would recommend this system without any reservations.

Ian Ryalls - General Manager

Engineering Special Steels Limited

The Gabbro Precision group of companies specialises in supply-chain management of metal    to the offshore oil and gas industries, stocking, processing and distributing products from simple bars through hollow-bored bar to semi-finished components. 

Companies in the group use SteelManager on two sites to achieve their targets of service and quality.

ESS Ltd & CAT have had a great working relationship for over 10 years. Together we have managed to implement a system that is more   than adequate to run our business on a daily basis. With the help of the CAT team, we are able to update and develop our system as and when necessary.

Keith Parry - Commercial Manager

Special Quality Alloys Limited

Special Quality Alloys Ltd is a member of the Special Steel Group of companies. SQA stock and process bar and billet, and manufacture forgings and semi finished components in nickel based superalloys and speciality steels.

CAT initially installed Steel Manager V3 at SQA soon after their incorporation and have been actively supporting them in their successful growth strategy ever since.

It's an integral part of our operations. We certainly couldn't work without it.

Rod Stevens - Commercial Director

London Metal Company

The London Metal Company was incorporated on the 26th. June 1981, and started trading on the 29th. February 1982.
In the early years the company was mainly concerned with the selling of non-ferrous metals but after a short space of time increased the stock range to include bright and black steels.

A more recent development was to acquire the neighbouring unit, which has  doubled our warehouse capacity enabling us to significantly increase our stocks and install a very comprehensive fabrication service.

A very impressive and full-featured system from people who know our industry as well as their own.  Any minor issues have been quickly and easily resolved, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Steel Manager to anybody looking for a new computer system.

Stuart Butters

Special Steels Ireland

Special Steels is a privately owned and independent company which has been established for over 15 years.  They specialise in the supply of engineering steels and understanding individual customer requirements to satisfy quality, cost and ever increasing just in time delivery requirements.

When looking for a new software supplier I sourced a few suppliers and was immediately impressed with CAT.  From the first phonecall, I was treated with excellent customer service and every question I had was answered straight away. Pleased with the service, I was further impressed with the technical capabilities of the CAT software. The initial installation was reasonably painless, and we now have a much better understanding - and greater control - of our business processes. The training provided ensured that my staff were able to use the software from day one with little to no hassle.  The continuous service provided by the team at CAT ensures for a continuous smooth flowing relationship between our companies.

Ray Kane - Special Steels Ltd


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