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Barrett Steel expand into the South after completing the acquisition of John Parker & Son Shoreham

21 August 2019

Barrett Steel, the UKs largest independent steelstockholder, has today completed the acquisition of the business and assets relating to the Shoreham site of John Parker & Son Limited (in administration), which will now be integrated into its already expansive nationwide depot network.
Today’s acquisition sees the growth of the 6th generation family steel businesses network to 27 locations across the UK and provides Barrett Steel with an ideal base to service and support customers in the South of England.

This is a strategic geographical addition to the Group, adding an exclusive and dedicated bulk receipts port facility which will offer greater flexibility as well as speed of supply to service UK customers. In addition to the port, the acquisition also sees Barrett Steel acquire extensive processing equipment on the site including shot blast prime and paint facilities alongside 6 additional Endeavour Saw-Drill lines.

The move has seen Barrett Steel welcome over 50 new employees to their team who transfer employment under the acquisition securing jobs in the area. Expansion into the South of England is the latest of many investments for the Group in recent years. Barrett Steel has encouraged the development of its Scotland and Ireland businesses as well as investing heavily in state-of-the-art processing equipment and ensuring a modern and efficient transport fleet across its sites.

The acquired site will now operate as Barrett Steel Shoreham and Group Managing Director James Barrett commented today: “This acquisition allows the Group to develop its presence in the South of England which complements our existing processing hubs in the North. We are excited to welcome the Shoreham team to our business and are positive about the future of the steel industry.”

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Barrett Steel Limited expand into the South after completing the acquisition of John Parker & Son Limited’s Shoreham facility.

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