Corus awards distributors accredited status

Corus awards distributors accredited status

Corus has awarded three of its distributors - Capital Coated Steel, Corus Colorsteels and Euroclad Limited - ‘Corus Accredited Distributor’ status in acknowledgement of them achieving the highest standards of quality and service in the supply of Colorcoat® pre-finished steel products to the flat sheet market.

Corus works together with all of its distributors to ensure that the Colorcoat® products they supply meet the highest quality standards expected by both Corus and their customers. The Corus Accredited Distributor scheme provides a way in which customers can immediately identify superiority and expertise by knowing that a distributor has been subject to a formal assessment process addressing storage, handling, processing and range of Colorcoat® pre-finished steel products, to ensure they meet the highest standard of quality and service for supply into the UK.

Andrew Pleass, Commercial Manager at Corus Colors, comments: “When specifying Colorcoat® pre-finished steel products for a building envelope, it is important to consider the specification of materials for all other elements of the building – such as flashings, louvres, facias and canopies. Through the Accredited Distributor scheme, we can ensure that Colorcoat® pre-finished steel material is readily available to fabricators of these building elements and they can be easily fabricated out of material with the same integrity and performance as the finished building. We can ensure that Colorcoat® products are available to them in small quantities and on short lead times whilst ensuring the same quality and service as buying direct from Corus.”

Colorcoat® products are made under strictly controlled conditions accredited to ISO 9001 and 14001, and are developed specifically to support the aesthetic and functional requirements of modern architecture.

Pleass continues: “This is a quality mark we have spent years developing, and something we are very proud of. Achieving Corus Accredited Distributor status ensures that distributors are approved to ISO 9001/2000 and 14001 standards for quality and environmental management systems, and that they also meet the Corus QM311 standard for processing, handling, storage, availability, and delivery. Accreditation status reassures customers that they are receiving the best product and service available.”

All Colorcoat® products are developed in the UK to have a low carbon footprint, meaning elimination of harmful substances and reduced environmental impact. When purchased from a Corus Accredited Distributor, there is also full manufacturing and end user traceability, from steel manufacture to processing.

Corus Accredited Distributors supply all Colorcoat® products in the full range of colours and in bespoke quantities, to a consistently high quality as expected by Corus and its customers.

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