About LIBERTY Steel UK
LIBERTY Steel UK is the third largest steel manufacturer in the country, with a footprint that covers nine sites across England, Scotland and Wales. It employs nearly 3,000 people and has an annual steel rolling capacity approaching three million tonnes.
With steelmaking heritage dating back to 1842, LIBERTY Steel’s sites in the UK have a wealth of expertise thanks to our team of metallurgists, steelmakers, engineers and technicians.
Our capabilities range from electric arc, vacuum induction melting, mill processing and value added services. The business manufactures and distributes products supplied mainly into the aerospace, construction, automotive, oil and gas and energy industries domestically and overseas to over 60 countries.
The UK business sits within LIBERTY Steel Group, which is the GFG Alliance’s global steel manufacturing arm. With a total rolling capacity exceeding 18 million tonnes it is one of the top 10 producers globally, excluding China.
Liberty Steel UK is playing an active role in meeting the group’s global ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030. Its Speciality Steels business in Rotherham uses an electric arc furnace – a less carbon-intensive form of producing steel than blast furnace production – to melt scrap steel for rolling into downstream products for a range of high-specification industries including oil & gas and aerospace. The UK business also has plans to create a GREENSTEEL hub at its Newport site using renewable energy from sister company SIMEC Atlantis’ Uskmouth biomass plant to power a new electric arc furnace.