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About us

Origin / Development of Wilsons

Setting the standard since 1947

Wilsons is an independent metal stockholder, with a reputation for fast, efficient, high-quality service and complex contract expertise. We have stock and experience across all alloys, but have specific know-how in soft alloys, particularly aluminium.

For many years Wilsons was recognised as the UK's main stockist of aluminium for the aircraft industry, taking up to 75% of the total stockist business in the sector. As a global supplier of high integrity components for critical applications, the business today remains one of the leading soft alloy stockholders in the UK and is widely regarded as the go-to supplier for aerospace and commercial components.

Customer service is at the very heart of Wilsons. It started as an entrepreneurial instinct to Mr. William Wilson in 1947 when he first sought to solve a 20th century mill and end-user supply gap, and it remains an instinctive, core expertise at Wilsons today.

A member of Aero Metals Alliance (AMA), Wilsons has the strength and agility to service contracts of any size. Our customer base ranges from the world's leading OEMs to spot business.

With the largest range of aerospace stock in the UK and 100% stock accuracy, our sales team quote with confidence. Our stringent quality controls, approvals and traceability allow us to deliver with the level of utmost integrity that customers expect. Our Just In Time, Kan Ban, Consignment Stocks, and Direct Line Feed processes mean that we deliver on time, every time.


A privately owned, independent business. Wilsons has been supplying the global aerospace, defence, energy, and motorsport industries with high integrity components for over 70 years. Markets served include:

  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Formula 1 and other motorsport
  • Energy / Power Generation / Nuclear
  • Highly corrosive environments - Marine, Oil & Gas (onshore & offshore), Process Plant
  • Extremes of Temperature - High Temperature and Cryogenic
  • Production - Food, Drink & Pharmaceuticals


Wherever materials are required to operate in extreme environments Wilsons has a solution. With a vast stock range in aluminium, stainless steel, carbon and alloy steels, titanium, copper alloys and nickel alloys, Wilsons stock range is unrivalled.

We are committed to maintaining unrivalled stock levels and delivering a genuinely high-quality service to customers. We do this by placing each and every customer at the centre of our business, regardless of the size of the account.

Our long-serving team is committed to providing a flexible and responsive service, with a particular focus on rapid turnaround and on-time delivery. Wilsons' senior management are all customer-facing, ensuring quick decisions, and cementing long-term customer relationships. Customers are safe in the knowledge that Wilsons will deliver.


Wilsons is a member of Aero Metals Alliance (AMA), an integrated alliance of five world-class metal suppliers united to create a unique offering that brings together product ranges, processing capabilities and services that enhances the supply chain for customers, wherever they are in the world.

AMA provides materials and supply chain management services to the world's leading aerospace companies. Operating from ten service centres in five countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

This unique alliance enables us to aggregate demand across a single supply chain on behalf of the world's leading OEMs, while providing a truly responsive local service to meet the needs of individual sub-contractors anywhere in the world.