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Metalworx Ltd was formed in 2001, the result of a management buyout of the Lighting and Trussing division of Penn Fabrication Ltd (now Penn Elcom). This allowed the new owners to focus time and resources on the development of the structural product ranges, leaving Penn to concentrate fully on its core hardware business. The company is based in St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, UK.

Since 1988, Penn Truss had established an outstanding reputation as a mid-range structural system, positioning itself in the market between purely decorative lightweight products and expensive, heavy duty touring truss systems. Ongoing development resulted in the introduction of the ST25 series 25cm square truss, the innovative multi-way “cube junction” (no need for hire companies to hold stocks of a variety of junctions), winched carriage systems, and the now famous System 2000 – a realistically priced structural and fully appraised outdoor concert roof system.

Under the Metalworx banner, the company has brought its many product advantages to the attention of the exhibition and shopfitting industries, where service, attention to detail, a “can do” attitude and, above all, absolute customer focus, have established them as a “first choice” supplier.

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Why Choose Us

UK Manufacturer

We are a manufacturer. We don’t buy and sell products - we manufacture everything here in Hastings, East Sussex, and pride ourselves on providing solutions to meet all orthodox or unique needs, based on our products and processes, predominantly in aluminium.

Approachable Engineering

We invite anybody with an idea that might be suited to an aluminium solution to discuss with us.

Flexible budgets

Whilst endeavouring to provide standard solutions – whether aesthetic or functional, at a surprisingly low cost, as a UK manufacturer we are happiest at being asked for ideas and creative input to perform unusual functions, keeping costs down

Over 30 year experience

Beginning our product line with what is now referred to as “Truss 1” in 1989, we have developed the product line following prevailing trends, as well as introducing new ideas and solutions.

Virtual Digital Concepts

We are happy to create 3D images – without obligaton, to help visualise your project and confirm before pricing.

All inclusive structural provider

To us your second order is more important than your first. We look to develop as a “go-to” structural aluminium solution provider for all our customers