Stainless Metalcraft Win Best Supply Chain Collaboration Award
Chatteris-based Stainless Metalcraft, part of Avingtrans PLC, is celebrating after winning one category at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s annual awards and being highly commended in a second.
The company, which manufactures three metre cubed (3m3) boxes for the disposal of intermediate level waste at Sellafield, won the Best Supply Chain Collaboration Award and was Highly Commended in the Best Approach to Ethical Practice at a special ceremony on Thursday 1 November.
The supply chain collaboration award recognised the business’s positive working relationship with co-supplier Darchem Engineering while the Ethical Practice award acknowledged the success of the Metalcraft Community Fund, which has awarded over £4,000 to local causes over the last two years.
Austen Adams, divisional managing director of Avingtrans, said: “These awards are particularly pleasing as they demonstrate how developing positive relationships with fellow suppliers and working closely with the local community can deliver real benefits all round.
“Since signing a co-operation agreement with Darchem and Sellafield in 2016, our teams have worked together, sharing ideas and issues involved in the production of the boxes to allow us to move into production more quickly than would otherwise have been the case.
“Similarly, while Metalcraft has always been a key part of the local community, establishing the Metalcraft Community Fund in 2016 allowed us to offer support in a more structured, transparent way. Over 20 organisations representing some 400 people in the local community have benefited from the Fund – either financially or through practical support – and we have now broadened its reach to bring the benefits to more members of the local community.”