The company has been in operation since 1870 and has been manufacturing metalwork since the 1960’s. All products are manufactured in the company’s ISO 9001:2008 factory and on-site facilities include CAD design, manufacture, painting / specialist coating, delivery and collection. All metal fabricated products have a 12 month warranty as standard and refurbishment / maintenance contracts are agreed on an individual contract basis as required by the customer.
Blackburn Starling has the capability of fabricating and punching most materials including non-ferrous, stainless steel and aluminium up to 6mm thick. Two separate CNC punch and pressforming production lines for standard and special products are operated to give both a standard approach and the flexibility to operate machines that are suited to the product both for internal use and for specific customer requirements. The facilities also include an electrostatic powder coating plant. All items are coated to a high quality commercial standard and are subject to quality assurance testing prior to painting.
A consignment stock arrangement that totals 30 tonnes of steel is replenished on a monthly basis ensuring the regular stock turn of steel. Materials are covered by conformance certificates to ensure full traceability.
Fabrication personnel have a wealth of experience in their field and the team comprise of highly qualified and experienced engineers offering exemplary customer service. A flexible approach is applied to all projects and the team are highly efficient in their ability to interpret customer’s requirements and develop / manufacture bespoke equipment, often within restrictive time limits.
Blackburn Starling specialises in bespoke enclosures and fabrications for blue chip companies and products are supplied to many major UK and European airports. The company has extensive experience in the retail sector providing products to customers such as New Look, Superdrug, Savers, 3 Group (mobile phones) etc. via third parties. Blackburn Starling manufactures metal cabinets for Focus Machines, a major manufacturer of label machinery, the majority of which are exported. The company has produced galvanised metal dustbins for many local authorities and has extensive experience in the design of bespoke cabinets for a diverse range of end users.