Barrett Steel Acquire British Steel Distribution Sites

09 March 2020

Barrett Steel today has acquired British Steel Distribution Sites across the UK

Barrett Steel, the largest steel stockholder in the UK, are pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of certain British Steel Distribution depots today (9th March 2020).


We are now trading as Barrett Steel North East from Newcastle, Central Steel Services from Wolverhampton and Barrett Steel Dartford. The Scunthorpe, Edinburgh and Cheadle locations are being merged into existing depots. These depots will be integrated with Barrett Steel’s already expansive nationwide depot network.


Today’s acquisition sees the growth of the 6th generation family steel businesses network to 30 locations across the UK, and provides Barrett Steel with an ideal base to further service and support customers in the South East, London, Midlands, the North West, the North East and Scotland.


The move has seen Barrett Steel welcome 75 new employees to their Group, helping to secure jobs in the steel industry.


Group Managing Director James Barrett, commented today: ‘This acquisition provides a great opportunity for the Group. We are excited to welcome the British Steel teams to our business and we are positive about the future of the steel industry.’



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Andy Warcup, Chief Operations Officer, Barrett Steel Limited - 
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Barrett Steel Acquire British Steel Distribution Sites

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