Fast-growing industrials group, Liberty, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, has appointed Cornelius Louwrens, one of the European metals industry’s most prominent figures, as chief executive of its UK steel division.
Liberty acquires leading classic car restoration and parts specialist Cape International, based in Redditch in the West Midlands.
Liberty has entered into a committed financing agreement with a syndicate of major international banks for the purchase of Aluminium Dunkerque, Europe’s largest aluminium smelter from Rio Tinto.
British-owned Liberty, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, is set for another major expansion of its steel production capacity in continental Europe following a conditional agreement announced today 2 November to acquire two Belgian cold rolling steel mills and one in Luxembourg from ArcelorMittal.
Britain’s car manufacturers have given a positive response to the prospect of being able to source alloy wheels in Scotland rather than having to import their entire supply.
Eighteen youngsters began their steel industry training this week with a warm welcome from some of the fourteen veterans who started their own steel careers on the same day 40 years ago. The new apprentices reported to Liberty Speciality Steels’ training centre at Stocksbridge for the start of a three-year learning journey towards becoming qualified technicians in the flagship industry.
Michael Horan, Managing Director of West Midlands-based Liberty Performance Steels is to take the helm of the nationwide body representing Britain’s steel service centres.
Liberty Steel Newport has begun a planned £15m investment in new and upgraded equipment as it continues a drive to win bigger UK market share for hot rolled coil, used in industries such as construction, automotive and pipe manufacture.
Scottish-made products can win back the import-dominated UK market for the heavy-duty steel used in bridges, buildings and battleships, Holyrood Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, Derek MacKay was told today (August 8th).
The National Company Law Tribunal (Principal Bench, Chandigarh) has cleared the way for Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House Group to acquire and revive the 6000-worker Indian and international automotive parts manufacturer, Amtek Auto.
Liberty House has secured the overwhelming approval of the Committee of Creditors to acquire and revive the Adunik Metaliks the integrated steel production operation at Chadrihariharpur near Rourkela in Odisha in eastern India.
The historic Georgetown steelworks in South Carolina, which has remained idle for almost three years, was brought back to life today (25th June) heralding the arrival of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance in the USA.
British group, Liberty Engineering, owned by industrialist Sanjeev Gupta has won its bid to secure the last remaining French manufacturer of aluminium wheels, AR Industries (ARI) and the hundreds of jobs that depend on it.
Liberty Steel USA preparations for the restart of Georgetown wire mill, South Carolina, will reach another milestone this week (21st May) with the arrival of new general manager, Revansidha “Rohit” Gulve, who is joining the operation from Gerdau Steel in Beaumont, Texas.
South Yorkshire steel apprentice Joseph Briggs of Liberty Speciality Steels has won the coveted national title of Metals Industry Apprentice of the Year 2018.
This week staff from Liberty Speciality Steels in Rotherham partnered with local charity Swinton Lock in an environmental improvement project which involved a group of over 40 people taking part in a canal clear up next to the steelworks.
A landmark steel slab delivery from Australia this week will help trigger the growth of Liberty Steel Newport in South Wales, including the creation of new jobs.
Production from major South Yorkshire speciality steel plants has soared by an impressive 63% since being acquired by fast-growing global metals and industrials group, Liberty House – part of Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance - a year ago.
Twenty workers clocked on for duty at Georgetown steel mill in South Carolina today (3rd April) for the first time in over two years as preparations were stepped up to bring the shuttered plant back to life.
The British GFG Alliance has announced the purchase of Florida-based scrap business Export Metals by GFG member company, Liberty Recycling.
Liberty House, part of Sanjeev Gupta's global industrial group GFG Alliance, is set to make a dramatic entry into India after being chosen as preferred H1 bidder for Amtek Auto Pvt Ltd assets which include 35 automotive component plants across India, Japan, Thailand and Spain, employing some 6,000 people
Two former apprentices from South Yorkshire who have forged top careers in the steel industry are urging school-leavers in the area to grasp the opportunity to earn while they learn.
Talented young Kart racing driver, Joe Leek, 14, will this year have the support of Liberty Vehicle Technologies as he competes for top spot in the prestigious Dunkeswell MiniMax Championship.
His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, will today (February 16th) mark a major milestone in the revival of Britain’s steel industry when he formally reignites the iconic N-Furnace at Liberty Speciality Steels in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Liberty Steel, part of the GFG Alliance, is to begin recruitment for its recently-acquired mill at Georgetown, South Carolina, as it prepares to re-open the iconic plant and begin a new era for steelmaking in the state.
Liberty House, Britain’s fastest growing metals and industrials business, has expanded its service portfolio by establishing a new UKAS-accredited materials testing facility at Willenhall in the West Midlands.
Leading Coventry-based vehicle components manufacturer, Liberty Pressing Solutions, has told the deputy governor of the Bank of England how the business is committed to continue investing in skills despite the auto industry facing twin the pressures of Brexit uncertainty and question marks over the future of diesel vehicles.
Liberty House, part of the global metals, industrials and energy group, the GFG Alliance, today [18th December] announced that it has completed the purchase of Georgetown steelworks in South Carolina from ArcelorMittal.
International metals, industrials and engineering group, Liberty House, has signed a multi-million-pound partnership with the prestigious research centre, the Materials Processing Institute, designed to accelerate the growth of the business through innovation.
A Valleys steelworks is set to take on its first new apprentices for many years after marking a successful first year back in operation following its re-opening under new ownership.
Representatives of the GFG Alliance will meet residents and stakeholders from around Fort William next week (Nov 2) to update them on plans for a 400-worker alloy wheels factory in the town.
Jon Bolton, one of the most prominent figures in the British and international steel industry, has been appointed chief executive of the enlarged UK steel division of global metals and industrials group, Liberty House.
Mr Gupta, Executive Chairman of the GFG Alliance, was awarded “Business Leader of the Year” at the British Asian Achievers Awards 2017, attended by leaders who have been brought together to celebrate achievement and excellence amongst the British Asian community.
Moves by vehicle manufacturers to buy more parts in the UK could generate thousands of additional skilled jobs in the West Midlands
International metals and industrial entrepreneur, Sanjeev Gupta, told the workers at the newly-renamed Liberty Steel Scunthorpe that their skills would play a pivotal role in the continued growth of the Liberty House Group, which now employs more than 5,500 people in the UK and 6,000 overseas.
During a visit to formally inaugurate the two mills, which his Liberty House group bought in August, he promised to create new jobs and steadily restore production levels which were badly hit during last year’s steel crisis.
Global metals and industrials business Liberty, which completed the deal this weekend, intends to expand Shand’s manufacturing capacity at Livingston, West Lothian, while also using the engineering expertise of its Midlands vehicle technology teams to support both Shand and Trillion to grow by developing innovative products.
Liberty, part of the global GFG Alliance, will today officially re-activate the ‘small bloom’ caster at the Aldwarke works, Rotherham, more than 18 months after it was mothballed by previous owners during the steel crisis.
A Black Country engineering business is playing a lead role in a new ‘industrial revolution’ designed to forge a low-carbon, sustainable future for Britain’s manufacturing.
A senior Australian government minister has travelled more than 10,000 miles to view the achievements of a group of West Midlands engineering businesses, whose parent company has just burst onto the business scene Down Under.
UK Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, today (25th August) saw first-hand the early stages in the reawakening of an iconic Scottish steelworks which was rescued from permanent closure last year by the Liberty House Group.
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.
Liberty British Aluminium, part of the GFG Alliance, new owners of the Lochaber Smelter, has made a further investment in the Lochaber Community with sponsorship of Fort William Football Club.
Sanjeev Gupta’s metals and industrials group, Liberty House, has further extended its network of UK steelworks in a deal agreed over the weekend to acquire 100% of the share capital of Scunthorpe-based Caparo Merchant Bar plc “CMB” from the administrators of Caparo Industries.
Liberty has now appointed prominent and highly-experienced US aluminium executive, Matt Powell, to work on a worldwide programme of acquisitions and new business developments in the aluminium sector based on the same sustainable model as Liberty’s steel business.
Britain’s leading producer of speciality steels aims to put the aerospace market at the heart of its drive for worldwide growth over the coming years.
Metals and industrials group, Liberty House, this week (June 12th) begins the first phase of its drive to recruit new steelworkers, as it expands production at its recently-acquired Speciality Steels business in South Yorkshire.
International entrepreneur Sanjeev Gupta has scooped a top global metals award in recognition of his relentless drive to transform the steel industry in the UK and beyond.
International industrials and metals group, Liberty House, today (Tuesday 2nd May) announced it would be creating around 300 new steel jobs in South Yorkshire and making multi-million pound investments to secure the future of five sites across the North of England and West Midlands.
British-based GFG Alliance, which includes global industrial and metals group Liberty House plus the resources and energy group SIMEC, has stepped up its North American expansion programme with a consortium bid to acquire all the assets of Mesabi Metallics Company LLC – formerly known as Essar Steel Minnesota LLC - and ESML Holding Inc.
Senior international metals and mining executive Michael Morley, who has led multi-million dollar transformation programmes in the industry worldwide over the past 20 years, has been appointed to spearhead a drive by the GFG Alliance into the Australian market.
The UK Government minister, who was responsible for navigating through the steel crisis of 2015-16, is set to play a new role in forging a sustainable future for the industry.
Liberty House Group has launched its new Speciality Steels business and appointed some of the most prominent international metals industry figures to lead the operation.
Plans for clean and competitive manufacturing industry, creating many hundreds of new jobs in the Highlands, took a significant step forward at Fort William aluminium smelter today [Friday 3rd March].
Liberty Vehicle Technologies, part of the global metals and engineering group, Liberty House, will today (Thursday 23rd February) unveil plans to invest £10m in the creation of a centre of excellence at Leamington Spa to accelerate its growth in the automotive sector.
The constituency MSP for Lochaber is holding a ‘drop-in’ session for people in the region to hear more about the future of the smelter.
International industrials and metals group, Liberty House, today (9th February) signed an agreement with Tata Steel UK to acquire its high-profile Speciality Steels business for a total consideration of £100 million.
Industrialist Sanjeev Gupta today (7th February) announced the creation of a family foundation to help nurture a new generation of skilled workers in Britain’s industrial communities.
The quest to develop competitive, low-carbon metals industries in Britain has taken a step forward with the appointment of an independent high-level panel to advise business and to champion the case for green solutions to the challenges facing these sectors.
Low-carbon, low-cost energy holds the key to a competitive future for the UK’s steel and engineering industries, Wales’ environment secretary was told today (23rd Jan 2017).
Fast-growing industrial group, Liberty House, has made another major advance into the automotive supply sector by acquiring high-profile Tier 1 vehicle pressings and assemblies manufacturer, CovPress, which had been in administration since September.
Liberty House and SIMEC, members of the GFG Alliance, complete deal with Rio Tinto to buy Britain's last remaining aluminium smelter at Fort William in Lochaber, together with the iconic hydro-power plants at Fort William and Kinlochleven, and associated estate lands.
Global metals trading and industrial group, Liberty House, has appointed Mel Wilde, one of the international steel community’s most prominent figures, as its new business development director.
International industrials and metals group, Liberty House, has entered into exclusive negotiations with Tata Steel UK to acquire its Speciality Steels business for a total consideration of £100 million.
International energy, metals and industrials group, the GFG Alliance, announced that two of its member companies – SIMEC and Liberty House - have reached agreement with Rio Tinto Aluminium to buy the iconic hydro-power and aluminium smelting operation at Lochaber near Fort William.
Douglas Dawson, Chief Executive Offices of Liberty Industries Group, received an Honorary Doctorate from Glasgow Caledonian University where he graduated more than 30 years ago.
The Liberty House Group has launched a metal recycling business, Liberty Metal Recycling (LMR), as a major step towards the achievement of its GREENSTEEL vision to create a competitive and sustainable steel sector in the UK.
The Scottish Steel industry begins its revival in earnest today (Sept 28th) as First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, formally re-opens the iconic Dalzell works at Motherwell near Glasgow.
International industrial and metals group Liberty House has taken on seven young apprentices at its Dalzell site, set to reopen later this month, as part of the company’s continued commitment to investing in the long term sustainability of the business.
The reopening of Dalzell steelworks at Motherwell moved a step closer this week as the newly-recruited workforce began cutting steel slabs in preparation for the restart of plate rolling operations at the huge plant later this month.
Liberty's Hub Le Bas is re-establishing itself as Britain’s leading precision steel tube supplier.
The re-opening of the iconic Dalzell plate mill at Motherwell moved a step closer this week with the first delivery of steel slab to the site for nearly a year.
Global industrial group Liberty House, part of the GFG Alliance, has been commissioned by Leicester-based sports car manufacturer Noble to provide the advanced steel tubular chassis structure for the iconic M600 British supercar.
The vision for a new, clean and competitive UK steel industry took a step closer today (Tuesday 26th July) with the commissioning of the first of a nationwide network of mini-power stations, designed to feed steel plants with on-demand renewable energy.
920E, part of Liberty Vehicle Technologies and owned by the Liberty House Group, has appointed AP Racing chief designer Jon Tait as chief engineer.
Investment in tidal energy will provide a huge boost to steelmaking and other industries, head of independent Government review told during visit to Liberty's Newport facilities.
Global steel and engineering business, Liberty Industries Group has appointed ex Tata senior steel executive Michael Horan as Managing Director of Liberty Performance Steels.
The Liberty House Group ‘GREENSTEEL’ strategy to build a fully-integrated steel and engineering business across the UK has taken another step forward with the purchase of plant to make wind towers, T-pylons and other large scale tubular steel fabrication.
Liberty House Group have started recruitment for the newly reopened Dalzell and Clydebridge steel plants in Lanarkshire.
Liberty Building Solutions appointed as the exclusive distributor of Barton cable management conduit and accessories to the MENA region.
Gupta Family Group Alliance companies, Liberty House and SIMEC, have unveiled major plans to turn their adjacent Newport sites into a two million tonne a year steel super-plant, powered by renewable energy.
Liberty House confirms deal to reopen Dalzell and Clydebridge
New chief set to drive further expansion at UK steel business
The Gupta family has acquired former Caparo advanced engineering businesses.
Buyers of West Midlands steel tube business signal start of new era
The Gupta family acquired Caparo Tubular Solutions