Leading European steelmaker Tata Steel is improving its service and distribution centre in Lisburn, Northern Ireland as well as updating its logistics fleet of vehicles as it seeks to secure an uninterrupted supply of material to customers in the important Ireland markets.
A new £1.2 million steel roof, made with the company’s own high-spec roofing products, has been installed at the Lisburn site which ensures steel destined for the Irish markets can be stored and processed in the best condition before delivery.
The company has also replaced its fleet of delivery trucks with a fleet of nine fuel-efficient tractor units and trailers.
Michael Kelly, Tata Steel’s head of heavy gauge decoiling and Ireland, commented: “We value our customers across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and this investment will allow us to better serve them for years to come.
“Brexit presented some challenges which we have overcome as part of our commitment to these important markets.”Michael Kelly, Tata Steel’s head of heavy gauge decoiling and Ireland.
“Brexit presented some challenges which we have overcome as part of our commitment to these important markets.”
Tata Steel’s Lisburn service centre provides a wide product and service offering, covering the full range of Tata Steel flat products which are used in everything from earth moving and agricultural equipment to construction. In-house coil slitting, decoiling and blanking provide a wide processing capability to meet customer requirements locally from an extensive stock range. This combination of local processing capability and extensive stock range provides a flexible and responsive service to its customers.
The majority of steel products sold from the Lisburn centre are manufactured by Tata Steel at its UK-based plants.
The new roof was installed by Industrial Roofing Scotland.