Company Overview


The Expanded Metal Company is a renowned specialist in expanded metal mesh solutions.

Operating from a 25,000+ sqm site in Hartlepool, North East England, our company is a leader and innovator in the development and manufacture of expanded metal mesh products, from construction materials to filters, grilles, walkways and visually striking architectural meshes.

We have also developed ExMesh™, a range of innovative fencing systems and security solutions which protect people, property and infrastructure from a broad array of threats.

The Expanded Metal Company offers a high degree of technical expertise and our highly skilled team supports contractors and end users at all stages of their projects.

We serve a wide range of industrial sectors including construction, filtration, automotive, aerospace, architecture, agriculture, acoustics, manufacturing and engineering and security and we pride ourselves on building close, long term relationships with our customers.

The Expanded Metal Company was previously part of the Expamet group of companies.

Today, we continue to push boundaries and develop new patterns, products and applications. Our innovation is born from a passion to work closely with our clients and fully understand their own unique needs.

Our strengths stem from a committed, skilled and knowledgeable workforce coupled with world class machinery, providing us with unsurpassed engineering and technical support.

Our Heritage

The Expanded Metal Company has a rich industrial heritage dating back to 1889 and boasts a proud tradition of innovation in expanded metal manufacturing.

The company was founded by John French Golding, the inventor and patentee of expanded metal – his first British patent was issued in 1884. He forged partnerships with Hartlepool industrialists Mathew Gray, Christopher Furness and Robert Irving Jr. who together with W.B Close, brought the manufacture of expanded metal to Hartlepool.

We have been operating from our 25,000 sqm+ site in Hartlepool, UK since 1890, and our factory is a long established global centre for expanded metal expertise.

Previously part of the Expamet group of companies, The Expanded Metal Company is committed to the continuous development of specialist manufacturing expertise in North East England and is dedicated to maintaining and continuously developing a highly skilled workforce.

Quality Standards

  • BS EN ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System (Download)
  • BS EN ISO 14001: 2004 Environmental Standards (Download)
  • OHSASA 18001: 2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System (Download)

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