Tata Steel to upgrade Corby steel tube manufacturing site
Tata Steel has announced a major overhaul of its Corby steel tube making site in the East Midlands, which it said will give the business the best chance of a strong future.
Manufacturing processes on the site will be brought closer together as part of the £25M scheme, which is being paid for in part with the sale of land freed up by the changes as well as savings from operational improvements.
The two-year investment project will see the creation of a single high-tech warehouse, the relocation and upgrading of the important rectangular hollow section (RHS) processing line and the cold mill (CFM).
Chairman of Tata Steel UK, Sandip Biswas, said: “Steel is, and will continue to be, an essential part of the UK’s plans to decarbonise for the future.
“We need to ensure we are able to make and supply the products right here in the UK which will help transition to a net-zero future.”
Tata Steel Corby Works Manager, Gary Blackman, said: “The programme is essential to ensuring a sustainable future for our site and generations of steel workers to come. It will enable us to reconfigure our operations and achieve the highest levels of operational efficiency.”