Growing in steel since 1992
Sanjeev Gupta (SKG) established LIBERTY as a trading company focused on Africa and Asia while reading Economics and Management at Trinity College, Cambridge University.
2000 - 12
LIBERTY grew into a commodity trade house focused on ferrous and non-ferrous metals, opening offices in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.
LIBERTY entered into the Steel Industrial sector with the purchase of former MIR Steel UK now known as LIBERTY Steel Newport. At the same time, SIMEC also acquired Uskmouth power station in Newport with the focus on developing large scale green energy capacity to support GFG’s low-carbon metals and industrials strategy – known as GREENSTEEL
LIBERTY entered into downstream metal manufacturing with the acquisition of the second-largest UK engineering group Caparo
LIBERTY reopened a structural hollow sections mill in Tredegar, South Wales.
LIBERTY acquired the iconic heavy plate Dalzell steel mill in Motherwell, Scotland.
LIBERTY acquired Tata’s Speciality Steels division.
LIBERTY acquired Caparo Merchant Bar.
LIBERTY purchased the Hartlepool SAW pipe mills from TATA.
LIBERTY acquired UK operations of AMTEK.
LIBERTY acquired the fully integrated steel producer OneSteel in Australia.
LIBERTY entered the North American market with the acquisition of Georgetown steelworks.
LIBERTY acquired Export Metals in Tampa, USA.
LIBERTY completed the purchase on KCI, the leading wire rod producer in the USA.
LIBERTY expanded its wire manufacturing capabilities in the USA with the purchase of Johnstown Wire Technologies.
LIBERTY acquired 7 major steelworks in Europe from ArcelorMittal, making us the 8th largest steel manufacturer outside of China, with a rolling capacity of 18mtpa and a global footprint of 200+ locations.
LIBERTY cemented its entry into India with the acquisition of Adhunik Metaliks Ltd (Adhunik) and Zion Steel Ltd (Zion).
LIBERTY acquired Solon Specialty Wire and Shaped Wire from Leggett & Platt.
LIBERTY acquired a lease for Huta Częstochowa in Poland.
LIBERTY acquired TEMCO, a hydro energy-powered smelter in Bell Bay, Northern Tasmania.
LIBERTY completed its acquisition for Huta Częstochowa in Poland with an industrial plan to create an integrated GREENSTEEL plate business supplying LIBERTY Ostrava.