About us

Sherwood Stainless Steel & Aluminium Limited is a privately owned independent company that has been operating since 1990.


The company offers a high quality precision production, finishing and stockholding service to many industries including customers in automotive, construction, rail, lighting and more.

Working with Sherwood means you tap into the strong links we’ve built with many global leading producers of stainless steel and aluminium. Our buying power is unrivalled which adds to our competitive edge in price, service and quality.

Our head office, processing and distribution centre sits on a combined 115,000 sq ft with the main production site on the Science Park in Wolverhampton supported by two additional warehousing units only minutes apart.


Sherwood started life when four founding members from the industry came together to start a stainless steel supply and processing business in 1990.

After outgrowing early sites, the business grew to become home to 60,000 sq ft site accommodating stainless steel and aluminium production lines that became hard for others to match.

As customer demand matured, the team added a range of machining, cutting, drilling and punching services – again specifically to be able to meet customer need and keep copycat competitors at arm’s length.

More recently, Sherwood added additional saws, presses and sub assembly lines, before investing in the first of several long length machining lines.

Whilst the flat rolled market has remained important to Sherwood, it is the growth in the aluminium extrusion market that has helped push the company to greater heights. 


Sherwood customers draw on an extensive design and production service. In addition to state of the art CAD and 3D design capability, a fully equipped quality lab helps keep standards high and rejects low.  

On the production side, we currently have 11 VMC’s and a Comet T6 along with 9 saws consisting of either fully automatic, manual, single or double headed machining. And in a period of exceptional investment, we’ve also added several long length capability machines.

Find out more about how this translates into service here.


The business is led by one of the strongest teams in the metals sector with hundreds of years of accumulated industry expertise. 

Paul Thurston
Founder and Director

Terry Franklin
Founder and Director

Michael Horan

Steve Causer
Commercial Director

Helen Shotton
Quality Manager

Supported by 120+ production, technical, operations and sales professionals all driven to give customers the best possible service.


Sherwood is ISO9001 certified. Meeting the requirements of ISO 9001 provides quality management systems that ensure Sherwood operates efficiently and effectively to support customers in the best way possibly by following best practice methodologies.

ISO 9001 certification helps Sherwood implement quality systems that improve customer satisfaction, staff motivation and drive continual improvement. A copy of the certificate can be found downloaded here

We’ve also recently added ISO14001 environmental management system accreditation too. Find out more here.


We usually recruit from the industry or using specialist agencies for production.

However, if you’re interested in working with Sherwood, feel free to submit a CV via our contact page.