Meeting Demand For Automated Robotics

Delivering Essential Parts To solve Staff Shortages & Supply Chain Issues: The same innovative solutions that helped manufacturers to survive the pandemic are now ensuring businesses can maintain pace and productivity in the face of new market challenges. Use of automation – which first helped businesses to navigate staffing challenges caused by skills gaps, visa […]

GoodWe Powers ADS Laser Site

Background: ADS has doubled down on its commitment to renewable energy by partnering with industry leaders and ensuring a green supply of electricity while protecting the business from rising energy costs. The 417-kW project was submitted to the DNO and the installation was carried out by the Manchester-based Environmental Roofing Services (ERS), well-known industry veterans, […]

War Supply Shock Sends European Sheet Prices Into The Sky

Europe | Steel Sheet Products Monitor March 2022 War in Ukraine has caused European sheet prices to spike m/m. The loss of exports from both Russia and Ukraine has caused a significant supply shock as Europe is one of the most exposed regions to loss of supply due to the war. Accordingly, buyers across the […]

Important Customer Update: Metal Prices

Metal Prices Increasing The Ukraine crisis inevitably is affecting raw materials as Ukraine and Russia are major steel producers including those materials surrounding steel production, like iron ore, energy and transport. As we commented in our recent steel price update, prices had begun to stabilise across many types of steel and were not rising as […]

Corporate Social Responsibility

ADS, as a family-owned and managed business, prides itself in employing local people and is committed to ensuring opportunities are open to all regardless of ethnicity, age, sex, or disability. Employees have incentives including free on-site staff car parking, workwear and additional holidays for length of service. ADS are committed to improving its carbon footprint. […]

Steel Prices – 2022

Looking at the latest steel prices and an outlook for the year ahead: Turbulence in the global steel market and high steel prices look set to continue through 2022, with new challenges having arisen. Prices for all steel products rose throughout much of 2021, with some, like steel rebar, spiking sharply in Q2 and Q3 […]

ADS Laser Sponsors 2 Leicester Tigers Players

ADS Laser is proud to announce we are the sponsor of 2 players within the Leicester Tigers team. Cameron Henderson Hong Kong-born and capped at an age-group level by Scotland, second-rower Cameron Henderson is also English-qualified and joined Leicester Tigers during the summer of 2020. Cameron had originally spent a summer with Tigers Under-18s during […]

ADS Receives Sapphire Gold Award

ADS Laser have just been awarded the Sapphire Gold award. This is an accolade presented by Sapphire to their most reliable and trustworthy suppliers. ‘Gold’ suppliers receive a reduced level of inspections by Sapphire inspectors. ADS initially started off on the ‘Bronze’ level, which involves all inspections being conducted by Sapphire. After a consistent run […]

Merry Christmas

Read below the message from our directors during this Christmas period. To all our Customers and Suppliers, We want to thank you all for your support in 2021. We wish you, your families and loved ones a very merry and safe Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2022. We would like to […]

Supply chain challenges: Autumn 2021

How businesses are adapting and overcoming ongoing market challenges: Recovery and confidence in the UK’s economy are continuing to grow, national figures suggest. This week employers have reported an extra 241,000 staff added to payrolls – another indicator of economic recovery, following 2020’s challenges. And quarterly figures from the CBI show output remains strong across […]

Steel Price as at Q3 2021

As we move further into Q3 of 2021, steel prices are yet to show any signs of re-tracing to early 2020 prices anytime soon. That said, with the global steel supply improving it is likely the sharp price increases we have been witnessing have come to a slow down and may begin dropping by the […]

Steel Price as at Q2 2021

According to S and P Global Platts Iron Ore & Steel Outlook, iron ore prices were tipped to continue rising which can be seen to be the case in the chart from Trading Economics. In December 2020 we wrote an article on why steel price was increasing, which at this point iron ore was at […]

New Home for ADS Laser Cutting

Leicester’s Iconic Fox’s Glacier Mints factory in Braunstone Frith has been acquired by ourselves, ADS Laser Cutting – the premier metal laser cutting, folding, fabrication and metal finisher. Providing bespoke to volume solutions. We are a family business who already operate out of two sites, one in Wigston where the laser cutting, folding, fabrication and […]

Busy as Ever Amid Pandemic

As the premier metal laser cutting, folding, fabrication and metal finishers we have managed to remain open during the peak of the Covid pandemic, with our order book now being back to pre-lockdown levels. Starting off with 2 employees in 2005, the business has grown year on year to 66 employees by 2019. The start […]

Covid 19 Free Express Delivery

ADS Provides Express Delivery Our team has adapted well to the current situation, of which we are very proud as a company. We are doing our bit to assist in the current crisis by prioritising enquiries from medical companies. Offering our express service free of charge for projects related to Covid-19. We understand how important […]