Where we've come from

A historical photograph of the steel industry.

British Steel was bought by leading Chinese multi-industrial company Jingye Group in March 2020, beginning a new chapter in British steelmaking. 

Our steelworks have existed for around 150 years and we're excited about what we can collectively achieve to build a successful future for many years to come.

British Steel was created in 2016 when Greybull Capital bought the Long Products business of Tata Steel in Europe (formerly known as Corus). 

In 1999, Corus was formed through the merger of British Steel and Koninklijke Hoogovens.

To find out more about the former British Steel, please click here

Times are changing in the steel industry and we’re moving with them. Our steel has been fundamental in creating iconic, awe-inspiring structures around the world - ones that take your breath away. Our steel has helped people travel, eat, and enjoy themselves! 

We take great pride in our history and heritage. Not many companies can claim to have generations of families dedicating their working lives to one company, one industry. Steel gets into your blood and this drives the passion of our workforce. And these two values deliver our third – performance – delivering the products our customers want now and in the future.