Saturday, May 28, 2022

British Steel sends 5,000 tonnes of rail to Germany

British Steel’s Rail business has almost completed the final shipments making up a 5kt rail order to Germany’s Deutsche Bahn, Europe’s largest purchaser of rail.

The contract fcame as the German infrastructure owner’s demands soared over the winter. Rail Commercial Director Craig Harvey said: “Since coming under Jingye ownership in 2020, the UK Rail business has worked closely with Deutsche Bahn to meet stringent quality and environmental criteria. This has resulted in British Steel being upgraded to the highest possible Q1 supplier status rating.”

Rail Supply Chain Manager Lothar Seifer said: “While we’ve worked with Deutsche Bahn in the past, this is the first contract we’ve been awarded by them as a direct supplier from Scunthorpe, and now as a preferred supplier, we hope this is the start of a long-term partnership between our businesses.”

The rails, which made their way through the Channel Tunnel to a service centre in Königsborn, will be used throughout Germany to support Deutsche Bahn’s track renewal programme over the next year.

Popular in the European market, the longer-length 120m rail was first produced for Deutsche Bahn by Scunthorpe Rail and Section Mill in 2018 after a seven-figure investment in its manufacturing facilities.

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