Nero, a leading stockholder of stainless steel pipes, fittings, valves and flanges, has expanded its operations to meet a growing demand for its products.

Following over £250,000 of investment, the company has doubled the size of its West-Midlands warehouse.

Spanning 40,000 sq ft, the facility enables Nero to stock new products, including stainless steel push-in fittings and instrumentation fittings. It also has capacity to stock a larger range of pipe sizes, which are now available from ½ inch through to 16 inches along with suitable butt weld fittings and flanges.

An adjoining unit has been refurbished and remodelled to increase the space. The expanded warehouse features high level racking, a new overhead crane to handle larger product loads, and a saw providing a pipe cutting service.

Speaking about expansion, Darryl Spencer-Hicks, Nero’s Operations Director, said: “As a business, we have experienced year-on-year growth for a decade. In response, we have introduced a raft of new products to meet our customers’ needs, so the time was right to increase our stockholding capacity.

“A lot of this growth has been driven by the chemical industry which requires larger bore pipes and fittings to move higher volumes of fluid.  Sales of push-in fittings are also rising as these are used in the air pneumatics of machinery, including control panels for mixing chemicals and fluids.

“As Nero continues to expand, so will our products to ensure we keep up with the pace of customer demand.”

Nero’s latest products, including the instrumentation and push-in ranges, will be on display at Chem UK 2024 which takes place from 15 – 16 May at the NEC in Birmingham.

The team can be visited at stand number 10.