British Steel: The Movie - out now!
POPCORN READY: British Steel: The Movie
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 26 Apr 2018
British Steel has today released a stunning new cinematic film, giving a never-before-seen insight into its exhilarating manufacturing operations, headquartered in Scunthorpe.
Paul Martin, British Steel Deputy CEO, said: “We wanted to share what an awe-inspiring business and industry we’re in and this film captures the pride, passion and performance at the heart of British Steel.
“Not everybody is aware of the scale of our operations or the technology that goes into making our steel – this film is an incredible showcase of who we are.
“We’ve never produced anything like this before and we’re thrilled with the results.”
With annual steel production of around 3 million tonnes, British Steel’s business is complex. It can transform raw materials into nearly 1,500 different grades of steel and specialises in rail, wire rod, constructional steel and special profiles.
The film was shot at British Steel’s Scunthorpe steelworks and at its Teesside operations including Teesside Beam Mill and Special Profiles mill in Skinningrove.
It highlights the production process including ironmaking, steelmaking, rolling and product testing and was filmed in partnership with David Lund Photography.
David said: “The scale of British Steel is extraordinary and I was inspired by the people, their passion and their commitment. My intention was to create something that celebrated them and the magnificence of the subject, and I’m incredibly proud of the finished project.”
As adverts go it is a sensational snapshot of the heart and soul of the Humber's Steel Town, and home to high quality steel products for use in multiple markets worldwide. From underground rail to the world's tallest buildings, bed springs to warships, the cinematic style will have those with a connection to the works bursting with pride.
The new British Steel was created in 2016 when Greybull Capital bought the Long Products Europe business of Tata Steel. The resurgence of the former brand has been a real winner of hearts and minds, while tapping into the reputation for quality when it comes to exports, and provenance at home.
Only this past month, eminent London architect Eric Parry was on site outlining steel's future as the City's push skyward continues.