Tata Steel announces £7 million investment in Hartlepool
Tata Steel is investing £7 million to improve productivity
and customer service at its Hartlepool site.
The investment will improve the welding capabilities of two
of the company’s Hartlepool mills, increasing output by
25% and incorporating digital technology which will enhance
accuracy and control of the welding process. It will also include
new cranes, handling equipment and storage at both mills, which
will improve the quality of the finished product as well as
customer service. Tata Steel’s 42-inch SAW mill has a
world-leading reputation in the supply of thick wall, small
diameter line pipes, used primarily in challenging deepwater
environments by the oil and gas industry.
Ramsay Ross, a director of Tata Steel’s tubes business,
said: “This substantial investment reflects Tata Steel’s
continuous commitment to remaining competitive and capable of
meeting increasing customer demands. It will enable Tata Steel
to retain its market-leading position through providing customers
with the best quality product.
“Investments of this kind help to build a sustainable
future in Hartlepool, which is welcomed by Tata’s skilled
workforce and the local community.”