For the water cylinder and heat pump industries
Wardtec is the only UK company producing copper and copper alloy fittings for the hot water cylinder industry, and we continue to be the market leader in this sector.
All our fittings are produced at our Redditch-based factory using the latest CNC technology and in accordance with the relevant BS & ISO standards. By sourcing the highest quality copper and copper alloy, we meet our customers’ supply expectations for industry-leading bespoke copper-based fittings.
We can supply custom fittings in very short lead times thanks to our large stock of raw material (Wardtec is wholly owned by the UK’s leading copper supplier) and our modern production facility. We also keep a large range of industry-standard fittings from stock.
While the copper cylinder market has steadily decreased over the last 10 years with a move towards stainless steel, Wardtec continues to develop copper and copper alloy fittings to remain the industry’s number one supplier for the copper cylinder market.
Some of the key features of copper that make it ideal for cylinder production include:
- Naturally Antimicrobial
- Extremely thermally efficient
- Good workability
- Infinitely recyclable
Popular non-ferrous materials we machine include
> Copper alloys (example Brass in CZ121 and CZ132, LG2 Gunmetal, leaded bronze and aluminium bronze)
Questions and answers about non-ferrous component manufacture:
Our production facility operates, Monday – Thursday 7.00 am – 4.00 pm.
Our offices operate, Monday – Friday 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Predominantly, metallic materials, including copper, brass, gun metal, bronze, aluminium, stainless steel including 316 and Duplex grades. Alloy steels for example EN24T and EN16T. We also have the capability to machine non-metallic materials, for example PTFE and Acetal.
In-house manufacture of one off items through to global supply solutions of high volume components offering call off, KAN-BAN and just in time solutions.