Tata Steel ramps up Teesside Service Centre

Tata Steel is ramping up activity at its UK structural steel distribution site at Redcar, Teesside, following completion of a second phase of development.
Teesside Service Centre, next to the company’s Teesside Beam Mill, is the only steel sections processing facility in the UK backed up by an adjacent production capability. Following installation of the last of the new processing equipment due on site, the new facility is looking to surpass its nominal 170,000t per year capacity in order to support increasing customer demand. The centre’s extensive product range of sections, including structural hollow sections, serves a wide variety of construction and infrastructure projects.

The specially designed site for Tata Steel’s UK sections distribution activities was established in 2012. Based around an existing warehouse on the Redcar plant site, a modern stocking facility was created with new handling and processing equipment. Outside stocking areas were reorganised and new access roads built. The breadth and depth of the stock range now available ensure that Tata Steel is better placed to service customer enquiries. The latest developments have involved opening up another warehouse, and installing a high-specification shot-blaster and new heavy sections sawing capacity that has been located in order to reduce handling time and costs. Tata Steel has invested a total of GBP 8.5M in Teesside Service Centre.

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