The name Ash & Lacy been synonymous with product innovation and high standards of engineering for over 140 years. From very humble beginnings, Ash and Lacy has grown into a company with a group annual turnover in excess of £50 million, now employing over 350 staff across 8 office locations in the UK, and an operational facility based in Cape Town South Africa.

The Ash & Lacy Group manufactures a wide variety of top-quality products for the automotive, acoustic, aerospace, perforated and expanded metal and construction markets, exporting to numerous countries around the world. We are an approved supplier for various companies such as Rolls Royce and Bombardier.

In the perforated and expanded metal sectors, we distinguish ourselves by offering extremely flexible solutions for a variety of requirements in the building façades, automotive, aerospace, catering, industrial, balcony and balustrading sectors to name a few. We manufacture and maintain our own perforating and expanding tools in-house solely in the UK, so we can suit almost any design or pattern requirement.

History Timeline

Joseph Ash


Formed first company – Joseph Ash.


Joined with John Pierce Lacy to form Ash & Lacy.


Acquisition by Hill & Smith Holdings plc.


MBO share acquisition of AL Perforators Ltd and subsidiaries including Ash & Lacy Perforators Ltd from Hill & Smith.


Acquisition by Jonathan Evans.


Acquisition of the business and assets of Accordial Wall Systems Ltd and Accordial Manufacturing Ltd.


750k capital investment in powder coating facility based at Bromford Lane site.


Name changed to Ash & Lacy Perforating Ltd.