New laboratories at Scunthorpe works to help British Steel continue improving its products

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 1 Feb 2018

New laboratories are being built on the British Steel’s Scunthorpe site to help keep the company one step ahead of its competitors.

The investment at the Scunthorpe Rod Mill is said to underline a commitment to product development.

British Steel bosses have not yet disclosed the cost of the project.

But they say once completed, the new laboratories will further enhance British Steel’s testing facilities.

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Richard Sims, British Steel managing director for wire rod, said: “We’re continually looking at ways to improve our products and the new laboratories will play an important role in doing this.

“They’ll help us achieve the tighter tolerances the market demands and ensure we continue to manufacture the high quality products our customers rightly expect.

“The market is constantly evolving and it’s crucial we not only keep pace with change but help lead it.”

British Steel’s wire rod business employs 300 people.

The Scunthorpe rod is used in a variety of products, ranging from tyre cord and bed springs to paper clips and pins.

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