Sports Metals was started in 2006 by Richard Japes, after being asked to source some steel for sleeper supports around the new putting green at a local Golf Club. After refusing payment for the steel, Richard was asked to quote for the solid tine requirement of 8mm 12mm and 18mm pencil tines.
“I knew that the steel had been hardened and so after some research brought a specialist grade of alloy steel and made several samples. I knew the best place in the UK to get these parts hardened and the samples proved to be better than the previous suppliers”.
“I then approach some of the other local courses and several orders later formed Sports Metals Limited. I have been very well supported by my customers and enjoy the opportunity to support them through BIGGA section and regional sponsorship”.
Sports Metals is now the UK supplier for JRM products, including the Duranium 801® Bedknife range, Dillennium Tipped Tines and the New Infinity range. We continue to manufacture a range of Verti Draining Tines and various Tine Blocks, Adaptors, Tine Sleeves and Sarel Roller Tines.
We supply machinery parts and maintenance oils to OEM spec’s. Our vast range of oils constantly prove competitive, as are the filters and grease products we supply. We are licensed by the Enviromental Agency to remove waste and hazardous products from site.
From the start we provided top quality products and our suppliers ensure that this is improved year on year.