British Steel invests in new service centre

British Steel has submitted the planning application for a £26 million upgrade to its Special Profiles business. The plans for a new service centre at Skinningrove, including cut-to-length lines, product milling, machining and warehousing operations, would enable the company to make and process an extended range of value-added profiles for the forklift industry. Construction work is scheduled to begin this year, with commissioning expected in August 2023.

“These plans represent the biggest single investment in our Special Profiles business for more than 30 years,” says David Hogg, Special Profiles Plant Manager. The latest project builds on previous investments, including the installation of a £2 million surface descaling system, a high-tech product processing centre and automated identification tracking control for every profile manufactured at the Skinningrove plant.

The new Skinningrove facility is designed to replace the services currently offered at the company’s site in Darlington, which stores and cuts profiles to customer requirements.

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