British Steel’s Skinningrove Service Centre Welcomes £2.2 Million Investment in Cutting-edge Behringer Industrial Saws

by Anna

New Milestone in Development as State-of-the-Art Equipment Promises Increased Productivity and Precision


Skinningrove– British Steel’s Skinningrove Service Centre is set to achieve a significant milestone with the arrival of three cutting-edge Behringer industrial saws, representing a £2.2 million investment in advanced manufacturing technology.


The state-of-the-art equipment is expected to play a pivotal role in enhancing the overall operational efficiency of the centre, bringing about increased productivity, greater accuracy, and improved intuition throughout the process of crafting Special Profiles for customers.

Managing Director of Behringer UK, Simon Smith, joined British Steel’s Stuart Webster and Nick Cann to mark the occasion of the imminent installation of the first saw, scheduled for next week. The remaining two saws are anticipated to arrive in a phased manner in the coming new year.

Scheduled to open its doors in 2024, the £26 million Skinningrove Service Centre is designed to house cut-to-length lines, product milling, machining, and warehousing operations. This comprehensive infrastructure will enable the production and processing of an extended range of value-added profiles, primarily targeting the forklift industry.

The critical task of ensuring that special profiles meet the required specifications involves precision cutting of 14-meter length bars, where accuracy is paramount. The introduction of the new Behringer saws is expected to revolutionize this process, not only by enhancing precision but also by tripling the speed compared to the previously used saws.

The advanced milling and machining capabilities of the new equipment will empower British Steel to offer profiles with world-leading tolerances of just 0.1mm, setting a new standard in the industry.

Stuart Webster, the Centre Project Manager, emphasized the integral role the new saws and product transportation systems from Behringer will play in the Skinningrove Service Centre. “They will allow Skinningrove Special Profiles to move into the next phase of anticipated market development in forklift mast sales,” Webster stated. “Furthermore, these advancements significantly improve our capability to cut all products faster and meet tighter tolerances to satisfy the evolving requirements of our customer base.”

British Steel’s Special Profiles business currently manufactures 250,000 tonnes of specialist products for various sectors, including the material handling market. The forklift truck segment, described as a ‘profitable and growing’ market, is expected to benefit significantly from the enhanced capabilities brought about by the new Behringer industrial saws.


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