British Steel Improves Efficiency at Special Profiles Mill
British Steel announced that an investment of GBP 500,000 has been made in Special Profiles mill in Skinningrove to create a further processing and inspection facility on site. The facility went operational towards the end of last year, having been delivered on time and on budget in just 2 months. The facility has given our Special Profiles team the ability to carry out edge grinding, buffing, cold sawing and mitre cutting, on site, with the installation of 2 new saws and an automated grinding machine. The equipment allows products to be prepared to customer specifications so that they can be installed in the most efficient way possible, therefore adding value for our customers.
The addition of the further processing and inspection capability has already started to deliver significant cost savings and has improved process efficiency too. Previously, further processing was undertaken by a third party; since investing in enhancing capability in house, throughput rates have improved.