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With a renewed focus on cost management and efficiency improvement, Tata Steel Europe continues to restructure and augment its operations to make it leaner and fit for a sustainable future.

Tata Steel is the second largest steel producers in Europe with a diversified presence across the continent. It has a crude steel production capacity of over 18 MTPA in Europe - more than two thirds of the Group's total capacity. The manufacturing facilities at Tata Steel Europe comprise manufacturing hubs (Strip Products Mainland Europe, Strip Products UK and Downstream Operations) and Integrated Businesses (Plating, Cogent Power, Speciality Steel).


UK (& Ireland) - There are two steelmaking facilities (Port Talbot and Rotherham). In all, there are 11 manufacturing locations and 13 distribution centres.


The Netherlands - There is one steelmaking facility (IJmuiden) and five manufacturing locations with two distribution centres.

In rest of Europe, there are 15 manufacturing locations and nine distribution centres.


Port Talbot Works, UK


Port Talbot Plant has a rich iron making history and celebrated its centenary in 2002. The works began with the Margam plant, completed in 1923, and today it is part of the Strip Products UK business. Additions to Port Talbot Works include the continuous annealing processing line in 1998, caster 3 in 2005 and heavy-end developments from 2003-2006. The rebuild of Blast Furnace #4 has been a major improvement measure in recent years. The Plant operates as an integrated works together with its sister plant Llanwern Works in Newport.


Rotherham Works, UK


Rotherham’s history of iron and steelmaking dates back to 1161. The sites at Rotherham and Stocksbridge are an integrated business within Tata Steel and have a combined workforce of approximately 2,050 employees. These sites specialize in the production of high grade and special steels for the world's leading companies in markets ranging from automotive to aerospace, civil engineering to component manufacturing, energy industries to consumer goods.


IJmuiden Works, The Netherlands


IJmuiden is currently the Group’s largest single steel plant with a crude steel production capacity of 7 MTPA. It is part of the European operations of Tata Steel and known for producing high quality steel for various applications. It is mainly used in the automotive, construction and packaging industries. The material is also used in batteries, tubes, industrial vehicles and white goods such as refrigerators and stoves.


HIsarna is a new technology, partly developed in IJmuiden, which enables the direct input of coal and fine iron ore into the iron making furnace. The HIsarna pilot plant completed a third successful test in Financial Year 2013-14.


Downstream Products Units


Tata Steel has additional manufacturing operations in Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, Turkey, Spain and USA. This manufacturing capability in combination with a wide service and distribution network enables the Group to grow and support its business worldwide.


Few Details


  • The Shotton Works, at Deeside, UK Shotton is home to Tata Steel Colors, an international business, manufacturing pre-finished steel for building solutions, domestic appliances and manufactured goods markets.
  • The Building Systems business comprises a network of manufacturing bases in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Scandinavian countries, providing a wide range of steel products for the building industry worldwide.
  • Tata Steel's packaging operations manufacture light gauge steel for packaging and non-packaging applications, based in IJmuiden, Netherlands, with other production plants in the Netherlands, South Wales, Norway and Belgium.
  • Tata Steel's Tubes business in Europe is a leading supplier of hot finished and cold formed steel tubular products. As a major manufacturer, the Company has manufacturing sites and sales offices in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Poland.


For more information visit Tata Steel Europe website.