Steelwork Manufacture Process
Billington enjoys the flexibility of two state of the art factories in the North in Barnsley and in the South near Bristol.
With a combined weekly capability of up to 1000 tonnes, we are able to meet even the most demanding of programmes. Both sites have a loyal, trained and highly skilled workforce and utilise modern CNC machines that are fully integrated with the Drawing Office software. Our just-in-time manufacturing process is facilitated with steel being supplied from steelwork distribution centres in planned 'Lots'. Lead times are vastly reduced due to the software link between us and our suppliers. Fittings and main shafts are assembled and painted in up to 25 tonne erectable batches that are monitored through the production process in our struMIS production data management system. Our in-house beam straightening / cambering machines provides us with the ability to pre-camber a wide range of sizes and types of steel section. Shot blasting is carried out after fabrication, thus ensuring that all items are thoroughly cleaned, prior to the application of paint. Painting is then carried out in a purpose built controlled environment.