The Ireland Service Centre processes and distributes the full range of Tata Steel's flat products from one location.
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 optimum conditions before delivery.
At the same time the company has replaced its fleet of delivery trucks with a fleet of nine new more fuel efficient tractor units and trailers.
Michael Kelly, Tata Steel’s Head of Heavy Gauge Decoiling & Ireland, said: “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.”
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.
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About Tata Steel’s European operations
Tata Steel is one of Europe's leading steel producers, with steelmaking in the Netherlands and the UK, and manufacturing plants across Europe. The company supplies high-quality steel products to the most demanding markets, including construction and infrastructure, automotive, packaging and engineering. Tata Steel works with customers to develop new steel products which give them a competitive edge. The Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes. It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and a commercial presence across the world. The group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $21.06 billion in the financial year ending 31 March, 2021.