Barrett Steel has announced that it is bringing its engineering steel facilities in various parts of the UK under the Barrett Engineering Steel banner. The companies affected will be Woodberry Chillcott & Co. Limited of Bristol, HKB Steel of Dudley, West Midlands, Staniforth-HKB of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Taylorsteel (North East) of Consett, Co Durham and Taylorsteel (North West) of Oldham, Greater Manchester.
From 3rd June 2013 Woodberry Chillcott & Co will trade as Barrett Engineering Steel (South West) Limited, HKB Steel as Barrett Engineering Steel (Midlands) Limited, Staniforth-HKB as Barrett Engineering Steel (North) Limited, Taylorsteel (North East) as Barrett Engineering Steel (North East) Limited, and Taylorsteel (North West) as Barrett Engineering Steel (North West) Limited.
To complete national coverage, the South East will be serviced by Barrett Engineering Steel (Midlands) Limited.
All companies have been part of the Barrett Group for a number of years, sharing stock and production facilities with the rest of the Group, and the next natural step was to unify all the engineering companies under one name.
As John Childs, Managing Director, Barrett Steel Engineering Division explains: "Further to the ongoing restructuring of our Engineering Division we are delighted that our traditional engineering businesses will become Barrett Engineering Steel. This will consolidate the strengths of all our businesses and give us a corporate identity that supports both growth in the UK and our increasing growth into export.
"The only change customers will see locally is to the name: they can still rely on the same great service they have previously received from their local supplier."
Barrett Engineering Steel provides specialist materials and services across UK and worldwide markets. As well as offering a wide range of black and bright carbon, alloy and stainless products the Division also provides value-added services such as cutting, forging, heat treatment, testing and machining.
Ongoing investment keeps Barrett Engineering Steel at the cutting edge of industry, and by working with leading global logistics partners the Division ensures products are delivered safely, in perfect condition and on time, wherever in the world they are required.