British Steel has awarded AV Dawson a three year extension to its contract to provide on-site logistics for steel rolling operations at the Special Profiles facility in Skinningrove and at the Teesside Beam Mill in Lackenby.
Matt Stockwell, British Steel’s Teesside manager, said: “In the last five years AV Dawson has worked with us to provide a flexible solution in terms of resource to cover both our Teesside Service Centre and Teesside Beam Mill operations under one contract. This has been effective and worked well for the teams here serving our customers, it’s also brought efficiencies with it too. This is one of the reasons why we’ve renewed the contract with them.”
Middlesbrough-based AV Dawson has operated on-site logistics on the sites for over five years. It carries out a variety of tasks including, de-scaling machinery, on-site logistics support, managing the recycling and waste solutions and carrying out the deep cleaning operations on-site during shut-downs.
The new deal, which has come on the back of significant safety investments, secures the jobs of over 70 employees and creates a further 12 new roles.
Gary Dawson, AV Dawson managing director said: “Over the past five years we have built a strong partnership with British steel and we have become an integral part of their teams on both sites. We can provide a number of on-site logistics services on our customers’ own sites, enabling them to increase efficiency by bringing in a specialist with specific expertise and equipment. This ranges from stevedoring, shunting and stock management to the full onsite logistics support we provide for British Steel.”