Tata Steel has invested £3.1m in a new distribution centre next to its Teesside Beam Mill.
It will be responsible for managing and distributing around 100,000 tonnes of the construction steel stock from the Teesside Beam Mill, the sections mill in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, and Tata Steel’s tubes mills in Corby, Northamptonshire.
Steel was previously transported to Tata’s Steelpark distribution centre at Wednesfield in Wolverhampton. The company reckons that the new site could reduce the amount of movement throughout the supply chain by as much as 10,000 miles every month.
Director Rob Ridge, said: “The Wednesfield site will still process a large number of the steel sections, but it is anticipated the vast majority will now be delivered to the customer straight from the Teesside service centre.
“We will now be able to offer our customers an improved delivery service, with shorter lead times throughout the UK and Ireland.”