To apply for membership of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association, please download and complete our Application Form and return to the following address:
Alternatively, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding membership, or wish to receive a Full Membership Pack.
We have teamed up with Joined Up Thinking and launched our very own ‘Buying Group’ to make available cost savings to all UKGSA members. They have a database of hundreds of suppliers and thousands of products and services and constantly benchmark deals to make sure our members will always receive the very best value for money. Their services are 100% free of charge to our members and 100% secure.
They can help with just about everything you purchase from fuel cards, stationery, utilities, insurance, pest control and coffee machines – and everything in between! Most of the deals sourced for you are exclusively available to our members, and are not available to single stand-alone businesses. Also, they will be very soon adding more new products and services just for our members, so please keep checking back!
They have agreed that you can use their ‘Invoice Watch’ service free of charge as many times as you like. All you have to do is send them a copy invoice for a recent product or service you have purchased, and they will check to make sure you received the best value for money. At the very least, the research they carry out for you will show if you currently buy at the right price, and if you should consider changing suppliers!
They are also happy to help source any products or services for us that may not already be listed – just drop them a note at any time.
Full details can be found on our new secure portal. It is password protected, but just click the link in the homepage to set up your username and password.
The following grades of membership are offered:
Any company, the primary business of which is the cutting of gaskets from raw materials or the manufacturing of joint sealants and which can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Executive Committee that it is acting independently and without significant structural or legal links with another company, companies or sections thereof in a way which can call into question its recognition by the Executive Committee as a gasket cutter.
Any company or a section of a company which, while being able to demonstrate a significant turnover derived from the cutting of gaskets from raw materials or the manufacturing of joint sealants nevertheless fails to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Executive Committee that it is acting independently and without any significant structural or legal links with another company, companies or sections thereof which are primarily recognised by the Executive Committee for other commercial activities and/or services.
Any company, or section of a company which is not able to demonstrate a significant turnover derived from the cutting of gaskets from raw materials or the manufacturing of joint sealants but which can, nevertheless, demonstrate to the Executive Committee that it has a commercial or professional interest in gaskets and is in a position to make a positive contribution to the aims and objectives of the Association.
Membership shall be corporate rather than personal. All employees of a company in membership will have access to and may benefit from services provided by the Association.
The Executive Committee will exercise full control over application and admission procedures. Their decision on all matters concerning applications and admissions will be final and they will not be bound to give any reason for any of their decisions on such matters.
|Grade of Membership||Annual Cost (plus VAT)|
|The cost of membership includes one free half page Advertisement in the Cutting Edge|
As amended/approved at the AGM 3/10/07
We are an Association of gasket cutters/converters and as such, we meet to exchange views and information with our colleagues, competitors and suppliers. All meetings are open to any of your staff not just managers/owners of companies. The technical site visits we arrange are a great way to let your staff see how other companies cope and deal with production and design.
There is a quarterly magazine; “Cutting Edge” which includes articles on member news, company developments, products and much more. As a new member you will also be entitled to one free ½ page Advertisement in an issue of the Cutting Edge Newsletter.
The UKGSA is a member of the British Standards Institution. You can have copies of any British Standard at half price.
The really nice thing about the UKGSA is that it is not a clique club, it is an association of like minded people who can forge relationships and trust with competitors and suppliers.