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Exclusive UK agent for Dörrenberg

Germany's largest stockholder

of special tool steels.

Tool Steel Supplier & Stockholder

AKM steels is a stockholder with a specialism in tool and high-speed steels used in a wide variety of industries: engineering, toolmaking, automotive, aerospace, food, medical…

Based in Sheffield, we supply companies across the UK.

Tool Steels

Cold Work Tool Steel

Hot Work Tool Steel

High Speed Steel

Powder Metallurgy Tool Steel

 Plastic Mould Tool Steels

Next Generation Special Tool Steel

Specialist UK Tool Steel Supplier

Tool steels touch so many aspects of life today, being the hidden heroes behind many of the products that we use on a daily basis, whether they have been extruded, punched, formed or drawn.  For manufacturers, tool life is critical to economic production, so the performance of the tool steel in terms of toughness, hardness, strength, stability etc is fundamental.

AKM has over 30 years experience in tool steel and we are proud to be the exclusive UK agent for the German steel producer Dörrenberg  Edelstahl.  This gives us unrivaled access to their immediate extensive quality stockholding and expert tool steel knowledge.

High Quality Tool Steel

Over the years metallurgists have developed more exacting steels, to perform in specific working conditions of temperature, pressure, speed etc.  Our supplier Dörrenberg is renowned for their commitment and ability to product innovation and so they have developed a range of “next generation special steels” that lead the market.

Fast, Efficient Service:

We understand how important it is to get both quotes and stock on time, so we have a friendly sales team ready to give quotes within the day, alongside a truly extensive “ready-to-ship” stockholding on site in one location


Being wholly owned by Bird Stainless Ltd, we have our own processing facilities on site, giving you faster access to cutting, sawing, and machining as required

Expert Metallurgist Knowledge

We have our own in-house metallurgist, so you have access at any time to expert knowledge and advice.  However should there be a point that we require further information on, we have immediate access to the team of metallurgists at Dörrenberg in Germany and will work with you to solve any problems, surface and heat treating, testing and advising as required

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Accredited

We are passionate about offering quality products and service and to that end offer you a commitment to supply from the world class Dörrenberg Edelstahl.  Both our parent company Bird Stainless and Dörrenberg are fully ISO 9001: 2015 accredited, demonstrating that we have a Quality Management System that is reviewed annually and audited externally every 3 years, to ensure we can consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.  In short, we have systems in place to ensure that your material will be supplied correctly on time, every time!

Dörrenberg Edelstahl UK

We are proud to be the exclusive UK Agent for the German steel producer Dörrenberg Edelstahl, a relationship forged over 20 years ago in 1997.  With over 150 years of experience in the production of tool steels and castings, Dörrenberg are one of Germany’s largest suppliers of tool steel to the automotive, forging and extrusion industries, supplying worldwide markets in Europe, America, and the Far East.

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