12 April 2024
Corporate News

Steel industry first on new Minister's list

New Minister for Industry at the Government's Department for Business & Trade, Alan Mak MP, chose to make Tata Steel's Port Talbot steelworks his first ministerial visit, this week.

The new minister for industry said the Government's support for the steel industry was "stronger than ever" 

He said: "I'm delighted that my first ministerial visit is to the Port Talbot steelworks."

Mr Mak stopped at the site's Blast Furnaces before going on to see the steelplant and seeing for himself the site for the company's proposed new electric arc furnace.

He continued: "I'm delighted to come and see steelmaking in action and meet some of the people and hear about the future of the steel industry.

"It's been a fantastic experience seeing steel making in action, particularly meeting the steel workers and those who've been so passionate and committed to making steel here in Port Talbot.

So thank you to everyone that works at Port Talbot, who has made it success in the past and we're working together with Tata to make sure that we have a sustainable future for everybody."

See what the minister had to say following his visit, here: Alan Mak MP Steel Minister visits Port Talbot steelworks #shorts - YouTube

The Minister went on to visit Celsa in Cardiff before travelling north to visit British Steel plants.

Trade Body UK Steel tweeted: "Alan, we hope you found the meeting as useful as we did, and that your upcoming steel site visits bring to life the power of steel being made right here in the UK - the bedrock of a successful manufacturing sector and national economy" 

Alan Mak MP

 

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About Tata Steel UK

  • The Tata Steel Group has been named one of the most ethical companies in the world, and is among the top producing global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes. 
  • Tata Steel in the UK has the ambition to produce net-zero steel by 2045 at the latest, and to have reduced 30% of its CO2 emissions by 2030. 
  • Tata Steel is the largest steelmaker in the UK with primary steelmaking at Port Talbot in South Wales supporting manufacturing and distribution operations at sites across Wales, England and Northern Ireland as well as Norway, Sweden, France and Germany. It also benefits from a network of international sales offices around the world.
  • Tata Steel employs more than 8,000 people and has an annual crude steel capacity of 5 million tonnes, supplying high-quality steel products to demanding markets, including construction and infrastructure, automotive, packaging and engineering. 
  • Tata Steel Group is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and a commercial presence across the world. 

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