Major Manufacturers and Exporters


SIG plc (“SIG”) is one of Europe’s leading distributors of specialist building products, serving the insulation & energy management, interior fit out and roofing markets. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. In 2012, SIG Plc reported revenues of over £2.6 billion. [17]

Tata Steel Europe

The second largest steel producer in Europe, Tata Steel Europe operates two sites in the Sheffield City Region – Swinden Technology Centre (Research and Development) and a large-scale manufacturing facility within the company’s Long Products Division.

The Long Products operation specialises in high grade and special steels for the world’s leading companies in sectors including automotive, aerospace, civil engineering, component manufacturing, energy industries and consumer goods. The facility has a work force of approximately 2,050 employees and a turnover of more than half a billion pounds - representing 5% of overall group turnover. Tata Steel Europe produces around 1.1 million tonnes annually in the Sheffield City Region, accounting for 6% of the company’s total UK-based production.[18]

Outokumpu Stainless Distribution

Sheffield-based Outokumpu Stainless Distribution is part of the Outokumpu Group, one of the largest producers of stainless steel products in the world.

In partnership with Norbert Dentressangle, the company supplies cold rolled and hot rolled coil, sheet and plate, and a wide range of fittings, flanges, tubular and long products to UK customers in a wide range of industry sectors - from cutlery to construction. The transport operation involves a dedicated fleet of vehicles operating across the UK on anything from a daily to weekly basis. [19]

Firth Rixson

With global headquarters and major manufacturing facilities in the Sheffield City Region, Firth Rixson is a world-leading manufacturer of seamless rolled rings, closed die forgings, open die forgings, extruded forgings and specialty metals. The company serves market sectors including aerospace, automotive, power generation, oil and gas and defence, employing 2,000 people and exporting to over 40 countries worldwide.

Logistics in South Yorkshire could become a Heathrow Hub

10 November 2017

Seven sites across South Yorkshire are in the running to become one of Heathrow’s four Logistics Hubs.

The hubs, which will be created across the country to support its new runways are part of a commitment to shake-up the UK construction industry.

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