The vehicles – 11 tractor units and 7 rigid vehicles – will improve the ability of metal centres to supply a wide range of constructional steel products and services to businesses of all sizes.
Richard Farnsworth, British Steel’s Managing Director Construction, said: “This is a significant investment in our future which will enable us to provide an even better service to our customers throughout the UK.
“Our regional metal centres provide customers with a quick and convenient way of buying a wide range of steel products and a first-class fleet is central to our strategy of becoming the supplier of choice to this country’s construction industry.
British Steel’s metal centres stock a range of constructional steel products including sections, bars, angles, channels, plate, sheet, mesh, flooring and hand railing. They also offer a range of further processing facilities including shot-blasting, painting and cutting to length so products can be tailored to customers’ precise requirements.
British Steel’s Construction business is served by a network of metal and service centres across the UK and Ireland. They are located in Dartford, Wolverhampton, Redcar (Teesside), Newcastle, Stoke, Scunthorpe, Ashburton (Devon), Cheadle (Greater Manchester), Newport, Edinburgh, Dublin, Dundee and Lisburn.