Wire Rod

Our high performance wire rod products meet the strict demands of a huge range of applications, including fasteners, automotive springs and tyre cord.

We offer a flexible, responsive service, with dedicated technical and customer support teams, to help you respond swiftly to evolving markets.

We offer a wide range of premium rod products and services to customers in the wire industry. We combine our wire rod material expertise with application knowledge - ensuring we always deliver the right quality steel to meet our customers' needs.

To support ongoing development of high-quality products, we continue to invest in processes and people at our world-class steelmaking and rod manufacturing facilities at Scunthorpe in the UK. 

Product range

We produce a range of wire products for market sectors including:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Consumer goods

We are constantly expanding our range of sizes and chemistries to meet demands for enhanced and reliable end-product performance. We work closely with our customers to understand their requirements – allowing us to deliver the optimum product to meet their needs. Our technical team is always on hand to provide advice on steel selection and processing.

Product dimensions


Description Range
Rod diameter 5.5-30.0mm in 0.5mm increments
Typical coil weight 1,800-2,200kg
Coil length 1,000-1,700mm
Coil dimensions Outside diameter 1,300mm max
Inside diameter 800mm min


Please consult us if you have any other specific requirements.

Quality assurance

The quality of our wire rod products is assured by comprehensive testing procedures. Rigorous tests are conducted in well-equipped laboratories to verify stringent criteria for segregation, steel cleanness, scale, surface quality, decarburisation, chemical composition, size, shape and tensile strength properties. 

Our products meet the required standards for the most arduous and safety-critical applications. British Steel is accredited to ISO 9001:2015 for our quality management system, ISO 14001:2015 for our environmental management system and
IATF 16949:2016 the internationally-adopted quality management system standard for the automotive industry.