We export to clients around the globe
We have over 50 years’ experience designing, manufacturing, and supplying manhole covers, access covers and gully grates.
At Eccles, we continue to build upon our core values of industry-leading innovation, high-integrity products and unmatched reliability. Our history and values enable us to work closely with the civil engineering and construction sectors.
With our experience and understanding of this industry, Eccles’ has established a well-known and competitive brand. Demonstrated by our achievement of the highest possible third-party accreditation from the British Standard Institute(BSI) for our range of access covers and gully grates.
Eccles’ in-house design team and state of the art on-site testing facilities further enable us to test, research, develop and innovate. Offering customers a refined, high-performance product range which exceeds all expectations.
Our Walsall warehouse resides in the heart of the Black Country, which provides us with excellent transport links further enabling us to deliver speedily to every part of the UK. We are proud to hold an extensive stock profile of high-performance manhole and access covers to suit all requirements.
Our experienced in-house design and testing team have a wealth of industry knowledge combined with dealing with norms, specifications and standards.
We also have the state-of-the-art software, so we can design products from scratch or simply review our own current designs in order to run simulations of real life scenarios to see how the product will react in any given environment and under any given conditions.
On top of this we further run our designs through CAD stress analysis and FEA analysis to identify potential weak spots, so we can refine our designs on every part of the cover so it’s not just built to pass a test but to provide a solution that is above and beyond any and all requirements before any product reaches production.
After refining the design, we build the tools to the design specification we need to the make each product. The design is then put into production at one of our BSI certified global manufacturing facilities. After casting, fettling, sand blasting and painting the samples are ready to be tested.
All Eccles products are manufactured in our BSI certified global manufacturing facilities. We have chosen some of the foremost modern & creditable foundries to partner with to manufacture our products. Our BSI Certified global manufacturing sites are continually inspected and audited by some of the world’s most renowned third-party bodies to provide continuous leading levels of reliability, consistency and quality.
All of Eccles’ certified global manufacturing sites hold internationally recognised accreditation to the ISO9001. We have selected a diverse manufacturing base, which utilises many methods of casting ranging from fully-automated ‘green sand casting’, through to shell moulding & lost foam casting alongside the traditional hand moulding method.
This enables us to offer a flexible range of production capabilities and capacity, allowing us to cast a diverse range of products in many sizes and in any quantity whilst working to tight deadlines and maintaining quality. You can be assured our products are made to the highest standards with leading quality assurance processes.
Our quality assurance process begins before a single product is cast. Our in-house design engineers refine and perfect our products through 3D modelling and computer-aided stress analysis. It’s with these digital processes that we are able not only to continue to innovate new and exciting products for our customers but to offer a full, end-to-end actualisation service for entirely bespoke solutions.
Furthermore, our in-house state of the art testing facility enables us to further research, develop, inspect and test products continuously whilst running a thorough quality management system . Ensuring that we offer a reliable, consistent product with the best available certification and accreditation.
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Eccles is committed to demonstrating the integrity and quality of its access covers and frames and ensuring we provide leading levels of quality and reliability throughout our entire range of products. Our achievements are demonstrated by being one of the first companies globally to be awarded certification from the British standards institute for the most recent EN standard for access covers and frames BS EN124-2015.
BS EN124-2:2015 is the most recent European standard, applicable to gully tops and manhole tops with a clear opening up to and including 1000m. In moving from the previous accreditation (BS EN124:1994), we have completed yet more stringent testing to transition our kitemark to the latest certification.
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Our goods destined for our UK stock are shipped from our global manufacturing facilities and then transported to our warehouse facility in the West Midlands, where we hold one of the largest stock profiles of Ductile & Composite access covers and gully grates in the country.
Centrally situated and with great transport links, we can supply from one pallet to full lorry loads to anywhere in the United Kingdom within one to three working day. We have a proven track record and pride ourselves hitting delivery deadlines and making sure our customers are more than confident that when we commit to delivering on a certain day, they will receive their order hassle free and on time.