100 Years Experience in expanded Mesh! 1867 Sorst was initially founded as locksmith‘s shop by Wilhelm SORST, located in Hannover, Köbelinger Straße. 1901 launch of industrial manufacturing perforated steel. Seven years later new building was built in Hannover, Schulenburger Landstraße/Sorst Straße.
1919 started the manufacturing of expanded mesh, perforated metal and steel lockers. Only two years after – 1921 - Sorst became leading manufacturer for expanded and perforated metal in Germany. 1998 split into 2 divisions, Sorst Streckmetall took over the expanded mesh and moved to the current premises in Wohlenberstraße in Hannover. Since 2016 Sorst is the leader in Germany and one of leading brands in Europe for expanded mesh.
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100 Years Experience in expanded Mesh! 1867 Sorst was initially founded as locksmith‘s shop by Wilhelm SORST, located in Hannover, Köbelinger Straße. 1901 launch of industrial manufacturing perforated steel. Seven years later new building was built in Hannover, Schulenburger Landstraße/Sorst Straße. 1919 started the manufacturing of expanded mesh, perforated metal and steel lockers. Only two years after – 1921 - Sorst became leading manufacturer for expanded and perforated metal in Germany. 1998 split into 2 divisions, Sorst Streckmetall took over the expanded mesh and moved to the current Premises in Wohlenberstraße in Hannover. Since 2016 Sorst is the Leader in Germany and one of leading brands in Europe for expanded mesh.
As a medium-sized company we produce expanded metal mesh for numerous fields of application. Our products are employed worldwide.
We offer our customers from the fields of metal processing and trading a broad spectrum of products. Expanded metal, perforated metal or expedient further processing; numerous stock items are immediately available and can be despatched on the day of ordering. If the required item is not available, we can produce custom-made individual products.
We thereby offer our customers a proliferation of options as regards material, dimensions and formats. Comprehensive service, for example immediate price information by telephone or in the online shop, as well as the all-inclusive prices, perfectly completes the offer..
Our Quality Management places the emphasis on highly-trained, quality employees and is secured via a dedicated project team and competent project management
Our committed efforts in engineering, development and production result in extraordinary solutions in expanded metal. The relevance of our position as engineering and development partner for our customers and the trust they place in us is correspondingly high. The constant reinforcement of these two factors forms the criteria for our daily work. They accompany our engineering and project management specialists along the route from the idea to the finished product. Every challenge is a further incentive for us to efficiently utilise our knowledge and technical know-how in the widest possible range of trade sectors. With expanded metal, the possibilities are endless: prepare to be astonished.
Immediate Price Information
As a regular customer you are able, via telephone or internet, to view the prices for all stock items and thereby calculate your costs.
Extensive Stock Programme
Numerous extended metal and perforated metal plate products are immediately available from stock, including important supplementary items such as frame profiles.
Custom-made configured plates
You require a particular shape or an anomalous mesh size? Speak to us: our machinery can produce the appropriate solutions to your wishes and requirements.
Order quantity starting from 1 unit
We can deliver our entire stock range in the smallest quantities
All inclusive price
Sorst makes cost calculation easier for you, as all the prices in our stock programme include packaging and delivery charges.
If required, purchase orders placed before 14:00 can be despatched on the same day.
You require your product to be anodised, powder coated or galvanised? Simply name your requirements and we will take care of the rest.
Surface coating with powder lacquer.
A wide range of gloss and matt colour shades are available for interior and exterior applications.
We also offer corrosion-resistant powder coating.
Powder coating “softens” the surface and reduces the risk of injury.
In case of aluminium, anodic oxidation forms a lustrous, coloured protective layer of aluminium oxide in the upper surface of the metal.
We recommend that gloves are worn during the subsequent processing.
The surface is particularly easily scratched.
This form of surface treatment is utilised in order to achieve good corrosion protection with steel.
We recommend a subsequent powder coating in order to retain a high-grade décor.
Galvanisation of expanded metal can result in distortion and material stress. In the case of structures with frames, we recommend that the elements are galvanised individually.
We recommend galvanisation from mesh dimensions of 28x12 mm upwards.
If you require, we can provide an initial sample with test report prior to the actual production of the series part. Series production of your parts will only commence following the approval of the test report.
We achieve this by obtaining the best possible metal performance for your money. Expanded metal is perfectly suited as an alternative to perforated metal plate and offers, in addition to the cost savings, numerous further advantages.
Our products extend your profits. Good contacts are worth money!
Advantages of extended metal over perforated metal plate
High variability of free cross-sectional area
Two-dimensional (flat-rolled) or three-dimensional (structured) format possible
Up to a thickness of 3.0 mm we are able to flat-roll virtually all expanded metal laths, enabling them to be deployed as perforated metal plate. Why is expanded metal cheaper than perforated metal plate? Because expanded metal is produced without material loss and the primary material can be optimally exploited. Expanded metal offers you considerably more design freedom in regard to the free cross-sectional area. Free areas from 4% to approx. 90% can be produced without problems with expanded metal. Especially for perforated sheets with Rv and Qg perforation, we have devised the products Experf (round hole) and Square Mesh.
Advantages of expanded metal over wire mesh
no free wire ends
The application of Micromesh or finely-woven expanded metal laths prevents the loosening of parts – as can happen with the edges of wire products – which could, depending on the usage, actuate critical malfunctions. Lateral forces, which could influence the function of wire mesh, are not able to jeopardise the stability of expanded metal. The optimal exploitation of the primary material frequently permits price advantages.
Advantages of expanded metal laths over gratings
Extensive choice of mesh size
Also available in stainless steel
Through profiling of the mesh either skid-resistant or skid-proof
Simple production without welding
Particularly in situations where the deployment of prefabricated standard steps and gratings is not constructively feasible, the application of expanded metal laths makes good sense. We offer an extensive range of stable and skid-proof gangway meshes. These are the ideal covering for loading ramps and are capable of withstanding heavy loads.
Advantages of expanded metal over crimped mesh, wire mesh, bar grate
Expanded metal laths are considerably easier to cut to size and to edge
Expanded metal exhibits no welded seams
Expanded metal laths are not subject to predetermined modular dimensions
Extensive choice of meshes and designs
Free choice of free cross-sectional area
No unstable edges
Advantages of expanded metal laths over architectural mesh, wire rope constructions
Constructively versatile high stability
Wide range of suitable materials
Expanded metal is ductile
So-called architectural meshes are among the most expensive solutions which can be applied to architecture. In terms of function and aesthetic, expanded metal also fulfils the requirements; expanded metal laths are, however, available for a fraction of the calculated cost.
Expanded metal also enables the deployment of decorative materials such as copper or zinc.
Expanded metal laths, in contrast to wire rope or mesh, can be further processed, e.g. edged. Coloured coatings are possible.
Through its inherent stability, expanded metal lath makes fewer demands on the substructure.
Even a good, reliable product can definitely be further improved.
This company philosophy is the foundation for our success.
Whilst our endeavours to exceed the expectations of our customers take priority for us, we place an equally high value on the nurture of co-operative relationships within our business environment.
Our competent suppliers and consultants, together with good collaboration with public authorities are major contributing factors which enable us to be classified as a Class A supplier by our customers.
Self-developed instruments and equipment such as process landscapes create transparency both in the procedures and in the understanding of every employee regarding the reciprocal effects of the business processes.
Quality awareness must be experienced and encouraged. This is demonstrated by our certification according to DIN ISO 9001:2008.
Streamlined, transparent structures and an error-tolerant work culture together with continuous process optimisation are the bench marks of our quality policy and a guarantee that, with us, you will always feel “in good hands”.