Liberty, which is part of the GFG Alliance, announced that it intends to rebuild the previously struggling operation at Hartlepool - adding around 100 new jobs to the existing 140-strong workforce - and to position the Group in the vanguard of the 50m tonne a year* global oil and gas pipe market.
Eric Vitse, who has led technology strategies for ArcelorMittal and Turkey’s Erdemir Group, is to become Liberty’s global chief technology officer, spearheading the group’s move towards clean, low-carbon methods across all of its industrial operations, from mining and energy through to high-value engineered products.
Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House Group has acquired a top UK manufacturer of cast aluminium engine and vehicle components in a rescue deal that helps save the jobs of around 550 automotive workers.
The comeback story of Liberty Steel’s Scottish plants at Dalzell and Clydebridge turned another page this week with a decision to restart production of a heavy-duty product known as weathering steel; used for structures such as bridges, building facades and landmark pieces of public art.
Liberty House, new owners of Britain’s largest merchant bar producer, based at Scunthorpe, today (13th July) hosted a visit by local MP Nic Dakin, and pledged to get the business back on its feet without delay.