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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Global industrial and metals group, Liberty House, has reached an agreement in principle with ArcelorMittal to purchase Georgetown Steelworks in S.C., including its 600,000-ton a year electric arc furnace and 750,000-ton a year rod mill.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Liberty House Group have started recruitment for the newly reopened Dalzell and Clydebridge steel plants in Lanarkshire.
Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman of the Liberty House Group, sets out the company’s vision for radical change in the UK steel industry in order to restore its global competitiveness.
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 will re-open yet another steelworks next month (June 2016) as it steps up its drive to transform the UK steel industry.
The head of the Cambridge university team that demonstrated the need for recycling steel in the UK, has joined the external panel of experts advising Liberty House in its bid to buy Tata Steel UK.
Liberty Industries Group has appointed international commercial and manufacturing executive, Rob Sweetnam, as managing director of its steel distribution business Hub le Bas.
The Group formally submitted the required letter of intent to Tata Steel Europe containing its indicative bid for the entire issued share capital of Tata Steel UK.
Liberty House Group is pleased to announce the members of the team which will be focused on ensuring it delivers a strong and sustainable model for the TATA businesses moving forward.
Liberty House has completed its acquisition of the former Tata Steel plate making facilities at Dalzell and Clydebridge in Lanarkshire.
Senior Liberty House representatives arrive to begin work on the re-opening and recovery of the two mothballed plate operations at Dalzell and Clydebridge.
Liberty House confirms deal to reopen Dalzell and Clydebridge
Gupta family faces major investment choice following acquisition of Sheerness steel assets
New chief set to drive further expansion at UK steel business
Buyers of West Midlands steel tube business signal start of new era