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Severfield expands bridge capacity

merthyr150319Steelwork contractor Severfield has announced the recruitment of a significant number of staff from the infrastructure and bridge division of Mabey Bridge in Chepstow.

The move is said to underline Severfield’s ongoing strategy to grow and diversify in expanding markets such as infrastructure.

Mabey Bridge announced last year that it was winding down its infrastructure and bridge division.

The new Severfield ‘bridge team’ will be based in offices in Chepstow, while all manufacturing will be carried out at the company’s Lostock factory.

Commenting on the news, Severfield Chief Executive Officer Ian Lawson said: “We are delighted to recruit a large number of employees from the Mabey Bridge business. It provides us with a fantastic opportunity to enhance and expand our current bridge capabilities which is excellent news for clients.”

Severfield says it has a strategic aim to grow its existing strong, sustainable business by increasing operating margins, building market share and developing new markets.

The Company is one of the largest structural steel businesses operating in the UK and in Europe, employing some 1,200 people at four sites in the UK and one in India.

Mabey Bridge has over the years fabricated and installed a number of high-profile bridges including the River Taff Central Link Bridge in Merthyr Tydfil, the Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham-by-Sea and Workington’s new Northside Bridge.

This replacement bridge, that carries the A596 over the River Derwent, replaced an original structure that was washed away by the devastating floods that hit Cumbria in 2009.

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