After a hiatus of nearly two years, Armagard welcome the news that steelmaking has returned to Teesside with the relighting the Redcar furnace.
As a company that works extensively with steel in designing and producing our range of protective enclosures for computers, printers and displays, Armagard Ltd. would like to send our congratulations and best wishes to new owners SSI and the 1,000 Teesside workers now back in employment in the steel industry.
Following the closure of the Tata steel plant in 2010, which resulted in the loss of 1,600 jobs, Armagard believe the return of steelmaking to the North East is a much need boost to both Teesside and the economy in general.
Synonymous with steelmaking for nearly a hundred years, to see the Redcar blast furnace, which is the second largest in Europe, finally relit and the Teesside plant again manufacturing steel, is great news, and Armagard look forward to seeing Teesside re-establish itself as one of the leading steelmaking centres in the world.
Mark Neal, Managing Director at Armagard, said: “Teesside has a proud history in the steel industry and the last few years must have been very difficult for the people of Redcar whose presence was sorely missed by those of us involved in British manufacturing. Now that steelmaking has returned we wish them well and good luck for the future.”
With steel from Teesside used to build some of the world’s most iconic infrastructure, such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Armagard look forward to Teesside again becoming synonymous with steelmaking.