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 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.
British-owned Liberty, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, today [Friday 12th October] announced a conditional agreement to buy four European steel plants, employing more than 12,500 people; putting itself at the heart of the Continent’s steel industry and cementing its global role in the sector
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).
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.
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.
Liberty’s mission to reinstate Hartlepool pipe mills’ as a global force in the oil and gas sector has taken a big step forward with the news that the plant has secured a multi-million-pound order from Subsea 7 to provide large diameter steel pipe for Statoil’s Snorre Expansion Project off the coast of Norway.
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.
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, part of Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance, UK's fastest growing industrial group, confirmed that it will today (19th January) make an unconditional and comprehensive offer to acquire the assets of Asco Industries and Ascoval, securing the jobs of close to 1,600 employees at six operations across France, as well as many supplier jobs
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.
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
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