About Us

What makes metalweb different?

metalweb deliver long-term tangible benefits which enable our customers to compete in today’s challenging global market place.

metalweb was established in 2001 as a buy-out from a previous stockholding company (‘Apollo Metals’).  It has successfully grown by focusing on serving customers across a range of high technology industries.  One of metalweb’s key strengths is its people, with many colleagues having been with the company from the beginning. This provides our customers with the benefit of a wealth of experience and industry knowledge.

metalweb joined the ‘Reliance Steel & Aluminum’ (RSAC) family of companies in 2007. RSAC is an American based stockholding group listed on the NYSE and a Fortune 500 company.  As part of Reliance, metalweb adhere to the group’s high standards of integrity and compliance required, including:

  • Health & Safety standards
  • Ethical trading standards
  • Equal opportunities
  • Environmental standards
  • Export compliance requirements

Although metalweb’s origins are in aluminium, as part of the Reliance group, metalweb now stock and have direct access to a wide range of other materials, including steels, titanium, nickel alloys and copper alloys. Notably this range includes many AMS specifications which are now held in-stock either at a metalweb location in the UK or at one of the global Reliance locations.


Our Team

  • Karl Weston

    Managing Director

    Karl Weston is Managing Director having joined metalweb at the start of 2016. Prior to metalweb, Karl ran his own management consultancy business in the marine sector and worked extensively in the Middle East. This role followed 30 years experience in the metal distribution business.

  • Steve Webb

    Purchasing Director

    Steve Webb is Purchasing Director and joined the metalweb team back in 2003. Steve leads the purchasing team and is based at the metalweb Head Office in Birmingham. Steve and his team are responsible for the purchasing of material for all metalweb locations.

  • Mark Benfield

    Sales Director

    Mark Benfield is Sales Director having been with metalweb from the very beginning when it was created in 2001. Mark is one of the three original directors to lead the buy-out from Apollo Metals. Mark is vastly experienced and has been in the industry for over 30 years.