Where we've come from

A historical photograph of the steel industry.

The recent British Steel was created in 2016 when Greybull Capital bought the Long Products Europe business of Tata Steel. It’s a new start for us and is based on 150 years of heritage. We’re working closely with our customers and suppliers to create an agile, effective and competitive supply chain. 

Prior to the sale, our business was part 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 company 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, structures that take your breath away. Our steel has helped people travel, eat, and enjoy themselves! 

We’re proud of 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 the third – performance – delivering the products our customers want now and in the future, striving to improve the way we do things.

But we’re not stuck in the past, we’re looking to the future. We’re moving forwards with a more streamlined organisation, more efficient processes and a more responsive approach.