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The highly competitive environment in which we operate demands constant and continuous investment in order to secure productivity improvements across all areas of the company. The provision of high quality products has always been our priority, and this is why we devote a sizeable share of our investments to improving internal controls and quality assurance. This is backed up by substantial investments in new technology and facilities, including our new £80 million state-of-the-art melt shop, completed in 2006, which has increased production to 1.2 million tonnes and enabled us to develop new grades. In addition, a £10 million spooler line extension to our rod and bar mill was completed in 2007, making ours the first mill in the UK to produce hot spooled grade 500C high yield coil.
Owing to the nature of the products we manufacture, each of our operations has to monitor its processes using a large number of quality factors. Not only must our products conform to British Standards, UK CARES (the UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steel) and EN 10025:2004, they must also comply with individual customer specifications. We have three on-site laboratories equipped with the necessary testing machines and fully qualified staff, as well as operating a quality management system, certified in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2000. Celsa Group has always been committed to pioneering research into top quality products.
We played a prominent role in the design of a new high ductility rebar, a product that brings the greater structural security necessary for dealing with overloads caused by unexpected events such as flooding or explosion. As a member of Celsa Group, we understand that investment in research and product development is not just an additional expense but an essential prerequisite for future success.
Please visit our downloads section to download a copy of our ISO 9001 certificate, Cares Product Approval Certificate, and our Quality Policy