Friday, June 24, 2011

News: Barrett Steel invests in Rotherham plant


Barrett Steel has increased capacity and reduced lead times at the company's C. Roberts facility in Rotherham by investing in a £500k upgrade to cutting operations.

The installation of a Ficep Tipo A31 automatic CNC drilling and thermal cutting line for steel plate is also anticipated to offer further job opportunities at the Eastwood plant.

Barrett Steel is the UK's largest independent steel stockholder with extensive processing facilities and distribution fleet. The Bradford firm enjoyed a turnover of £197m for the year ending September 2010.

The new plasma drill processor is designed for wide plates up to 200mm thick, making it suitable for the manufacture of bridges and viaducts, agricultural and earth moving machinery, mining equipment and other heavy structural steel operations.

Tom Barrett, branch manager at C. Roberts, said: "C. Roberts is already a well established general steel stockholder that has recently invested in steel plate stocks and machinery.

"The addition of the new Ficep, which makes cutting intricate shapes out of plate, tapping holes, marking, pointing, milling and hard stamping sheet quicker and easier, is an excellent bolt-on to our current stockholding and cutting facilities.

"As well as cutting lead times the line should be more efficient, saving our customers both time and money."

In September, Barrett Nickel Alloys opened a new processing and distribution facility in Templebrough, Rotherham.

Barrett Steel website



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