Ground Flat Stock Manufacturer Sheffield Gauge Plate Ltd. Acquires Machinery and Stock of Saxon Steels Limited

Sheffield Gauge Plate Ltd. manufactures and supplies precise ground flat stock, industrial blades, machine knives, high-speed steels, powder steels, and more. The company has announced the acquisition of the machinery and stock of Saxon Steels Ltd.

According to announcements released by Sheffield Gauge Plate Ltd, it has acquired the machinery and stock of Saxon Steels Limited for £800,000 on Monday 8 March 2021. Sheffield Gauge Plate Ltd. also manufactures ground flat stock, high-speed steels and powder tool steels.  This particular acquisition comes on the heels of the formal retirement of Saxon Steel’s managing director, Nicholas Kitchen. Saxon Steel was of the last manufacturers of ground flat stock in the United Kingdom. Its acquisition enables Sheffield Gauge Plate to bolster its position as one of the top manufacturers and suppliers of ground flat stock. 

Saxon Steel is based in Sheffield; it was founded in 1975 and has since then supplied precision ground flat stock, gauge plate, and tool steel to customers worldwide. The acquisition of this company’s stock worth £650,000 by Sheffield Gauge Plate Ltd. will allow it to fulfill diverse requirements for engineering, toolmaking, pattern making, metal recycling, and precision engineering.

Sheffield Gauge Plate Ltd. supplies its products to more than 22 countries globally. This company is less than two decades old; however, it has been producing ground flat stock on its premises for more than four decades. Over the years, it has grown into one of the largest exceptional steel manufacturers in the UK. 

Its in-house facilities enable this business to manufacture gauge plates and ground flat stock of any size. Sheffield Gauge Plate Ltd. stocks a wide range of standard, metric, and imperial sizes and can also deliver products meeting non-standard requirements in small or large sizes. 

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Nigel Southern, Director at Sheffield Gauge Plate, stated: “We’re pleased to announce the Saxon Steels Ltd acquisition. Saxon Steel provided a great product manufactured in the UK using British and European raw material. Much like Sheffield Gauge Plate, Saxon Steels pride themselves on supplying a UK/European finished product. Looking forward, this is fantastic news for our UK steel suppliers and both our existing and new customers who can continue to expect a top-quality product and first-class service.”

Ground flat stock or gauge plate is a highly rugged type of tool steel. The ground flat stock at Sheffield Gauge Plate Ltd. has been annealed for greater ductility and malleability and the steel can be shaped easily. High levels of hardness allow for multiple uses and versatility and customers are assured of correctly sized products that weigh right the first time and in subsequent batches. This business has improved its equipment in recent years to supply tool steel in non-standard grades and sizes and mainly provides precision ground flat in material type O1. Interested parties can contact Sheffield Gauge Plate Ltd. for quotes on grades such as D2 tool steel, P20 tool steel, or steel with other specifications.

This company can deliver tool steel in custom sizes and cuts. It can meet stringent tolerances on width and thickness parameters because of the precision grinding tools it uses. The ground flat stock it provides can be used for many different applications.

About the Company:

Sheffield Gauge Plate was formed in 2003 after the buyout of Firth Rixon Special Steels Ltd.’s ground flat stock division. Apart from precision-ground flat steels, it supplies a range of specifications such as the desired o1, high-performance industrial machine knives, and waste recycling parts.

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Company Name: Sheffield Gauge Plate Ltd
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Phone: 0114 233 5291
Address:Bastock Road, Hillsborough
City: Sheffield
State: South Yorkshire, S6 2AE
Country: United Kingdom