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About Us

About P.P. Group

History and structure

Founded in Walkden in 1976, the P.P. Group of Companies began life in the basement of a cotton mill and has grown into one of the UK’s leading independent profiling and processing companies. The P.P. Group provides diverse, high-quality profiling, processing, fabrication, welding and manufacturing services across a vast range of industries. Our commitment to innovative technology and machinery, partnered with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced employees in the business, has earned us an outstanding reputation for reliability and honest service.

There are four divisions that make up P.P. Group of Companies:

P.P. Plasma – our stainless, aluminium and special metals division
P.P. Profiles – our carbon steel division
P.P. Protube – our 3D tubular and box section division
P.P. Processing – our processing, fabrication and manufacturing division

Together we have rebranded and restructured, to give us a strong group identity and allow the P.P. Group potential to be identified and realised. We believe that although we have accomplished much separately, working together we can be more than the sum of our parts; our goal is to create more recognition as a group and to enhance what we are capable of realising. By offering internal support to each other we will enable growth, both individually and collectively, allowing our brand to flourish as a leading manufacturer in the north of England.


As a group we aim to present complete engineering solutions of larger turnkey projects to many different sectors. We currently operate from three sites in Salford, St Helens and Manchester and our capabilities include:

  • Combined manufacturing facilities over 100000 square feet including yard and storage.
  • Combined processing over 12000 tonnes per year of plate, sheet, tube and box section.
  • Combined offering of laser, plasma, flame, water jet, bevel cutting, saw cutting, surface grinding, weld prepping, heat treatment, rolling, pressing braking and polishing.
  • Fabrication and welding services from three fabricating bays: 40 m long x 13 m wide x 7 m high x 16 tonne fabrication envelope, with multiple access points, for large fabrications.
  • Advanced laser etching technology to add component assembly location marking, bend lines or text.
  • Servicing nationwide and supporting export projects as a key member of supply chains.
  • Offer bespoke automated solutions aided by our renowned in-house IT systems developed over 20 years.
  • Our own in-house fleet of vehicles, operating a double shift system that allows a 24 hour production schedule, ensuring all orders are delivered on time, every time.
  • Procurement speed. With our extensive experience and network of contacts within the industry, we can get most grades of material within 48 hours. All deliveries come with full mill test certification and a certificate of conformance.
  • We have a robust commitment to quality, holding the following certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, BS EN 1090, OHSAS 18001 and AS 9100 Rev C.

Sectors covered

  • Nuclear
  • Oil and gas
  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Rail
  • Bulk handling
  • Food
  • Water and waste
  • Production machinery
  • Storage tanks
  • Yellow goods
  • Renewable energy
  • And many more…