Derby-based steel stockholder Eggleston Steel is planning to make its biggest ever investment in new equipment this year to keep the company at the forefront of the sector.
Eggleston Steel has invested £1.4 million in new machinery including a fibre laser, a pressbrake which folds steel plate, and a guillotine – all this equipment will help the company remain at the cutting edge of technology and process orders faster and more efficiently.
The investment shows the confidence that Eggleston Steel has in the market currently, and its commitment to ensuring customers have the best possible service.
Eggleston Steel stocks, processes and supplies a range of mild steels and non-ferrous metals to customers in a range of industries within the Midlands and across the country. “We buy steel from the mills and can process it in numerous ways such as sawing, laser and plasma profiling, guillotining and folding,” said Becky Hewitt from Eggleston Steel. “We can cut steel to any size and shape that the customer requires. No job is too big or too small for us.”
This flexible approach has helped the company to remain a constant fixture in Derby for more than 200 years. Eggleston Steel is one of the oldest businesses in Derby – it can trace its history back to an ironmonger’s shop in 1809 and it is still a family owned business. Becky is the fifth generation of her family to enter the business, along with her brother, Jacob, who currently works on the shop floor. Her dad, Richard, is managing director and grandfather Tony is the company chairman.
This is the first time that Eggleston Steel will be exhibiting at the Made in the Midlands Expo, having joined last year. The company will be showcasing samples of the sorts of parts that can be produced.