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Sheffield based steel firm Daver Steels secures Brazilian contract
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Friday, 07 Dec 2012
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A Brazilian deal to supply the structural steel components for the FIFA 2014 Football World Cup stadium has been won by Sheffield-based Daver Steels, during the renovation process of the structure ahead of the forthcoming tournament.

The South Yorkshire firm won a EUR 150,000 contract to provide 1,500 tension tie rod systems which will be integral to the Brazilian World Cup stadium’s structural stability.

Export funding from Yorkshire Bank enabled the GBP 4 million turnover a year firm to secure the deal through Italian structural steel business, Cimolai.

The company has been running for 16 years, and has a current workforce of 28 staff working with business development manager, Marco Calvello, who has driven exports for the firm.

Mr John Pritchard MD of Daver Steels commented that “This is a welcome order for us. We won against tough global competition because we were able to change designs and manufacture very quickly. The order helps secure jobs at our company and also among our local suppliers. Although we operate internationally, this is our first contract in Brazil and we are hopeful of more, including for other stadia being refurbished for this tournament. The domestic market has been quieter for the last few years which led us to step up our export initiatives to compensate.”

Mr Steve Wicks Yorkshire Bank commercial banking relationship manager, said that “This order shows that, as well as Sheffield having world-beating athletes, the city also has world-beating specialist manufacturers which can help deliver global sporting events. Exporting is an important way forward for UK businesses and we’re pleased to support a high-quality manufacturer such as Daver Steels”

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