The history of Bright Steels Limited began in the year 1919 when the company was established by Mr Cris Chouler.
From the beginning we have been a family business and to this day we continue that policy, not only in the ownership of the company but also with mothers, fathers, sons and daughters employed in both works and administration.
We employ approximately 80 people including our own skilled tradesman, engineers, electricians, joiners and tool room staff. As far as possible we are a self-contained unit of professional people.
Bright Steels Limited specialises in the production and stockholding of bright cold drawn flat bars, squares, hexagons and alloy rounds in addition to the manufacture of special shapes produced according to customer’s drawings.
Reaching 100 years of business as a private, family owned company is an achievement that deserves to be celebrated. To recognise past accomplishments with pride and look to the future with vision.
Honouring our employees, past and present who are central to the continued success of Bright Steels Ltd.
The mission of our 100th anniversary is to celebrate by reflecting on our proud history as a family owned company, and more importantly focusing on our future success.
Bright Steels are proud to announce that Chris Cook has passed his level 3 advanced electrical apprenticeship having completed the 4 year course in only 3 years.
In recognition of his hard work and achievements he was presented an engraved Skagen watch by Paul & Marianne Chouler.
We would like to wish Chris good luck on the next stage of his NVQ4 and HND education.
Our thanks are extended to Derwent Training Association who have supported Chris and will continue to do so over the coming years.
Bright Steels Limited have successfully completed transition to the 2015 revision of the Quality Management System standard ISO 9001 following assessment by BSI, continuing our commitment to quality of both product and service to all our customers throughout the world.
The scope of our Quality Management System is: The manufacture and supply of a range of bright, cold drawn and machined steel sections.
A major refurbishment to our offices is complete. On the exterior of the building we have painted the fascia’s and installed new signage. Internally new ceilings have been installed along with new LED lighting, a new smoke alarm system and a new heating and air conditioning system plus new flooring and upgrades to the bathrooms and kitchens as well as new furniture.
Bright Steels Limited are pleased to advise that we are again exhibiting at the International Tube & Wire Exhibition in Dusseldorf from 16th – 20th April 2018. We would be delighted to see you visit our stand to view our product range, discuss business and enjoy a drink together. Our stand is located in hall 12, number A40 and is a joint stand with our European partner and distributor for freecutting steels, PKS GmbH, Peter Kördell Stahlhandel who are located in Mettmann, Germany. For full info about the show, please click here: https://www.wire-tradefair.com/
Congratulations to Chris Cook on winning the 2nd year Electrical/Maintenance Highly Commended Award.
Bright Steels Limited have installed a new multi-roll profile straightening machine with feeding table and entry guide, oil spray system, delivery table and stacking system.
This is a dedicated off line processing machine for a dedicated range of sizes where bar straightness is critical and will provide greater capacity for our customers.
It is abundantly clear that speedy access to a defibrillator would have the potential to make the difference between life and death, therefore Bright Steels Limited have installed defibrillators into the main production works, warehouse facility and offices.
The HeartSine Samaritan PAD is a user-friendly, semi-automatic defibrillator and features a clear interface for simple visual instructions throughout. To help the rescuer stay calm under pressure, the defibrillator provides step-by-step audible prompts and sounds a metronome for CPR speed guidance.
Peter Bogg, Quality Manager has retired after 43 years with the company, however his skills are to be retained as he will be working on a part-time basis as a consultant.
Mr Bogg said, “In my 43 years at Bright Steels I have worked with, and for, some good people. In the early years I was working on most jobs within the factory, before moving into the die shop which I enjoyed the most.
“In retirement I intent to spend more time on my hobbies – that is, when I get through the list of jobs waiting for me to do at home!”
Philip Jackson, Managing Director paid tribute to Peter saying, “Peter’s technical knowledge and that of our production processing is so valued that we are delighted he is to be retaining on a part-time basis as a quality consultant – ensuring that his expertise is not lost to the business and can be further passed on to the next generation of staff at Bright Steels Limited.”
Pictured with Peter Bogg (right) is Chairman, Paul Chouler (left).
Bright Steels Limited would like to thank all of our customers, suppliers and friends who visited our stand during the Tube & Wire Exhibition held in Dusseldorf from 4th to 8th April 2016.
This was our fifth attendance at this exhibition and the busiest to date with more visitors to our stand than in past years.
Bright Steels Limited host a joint stand with our European Partner for the distribution of freecutting steels, PKS GmbH, Peter Kördell Stahlhandel who are located in Mettmann, Germany.
To improve the efficiency of warehouse operations and the safe storage of bundles in the main bright bar warehouse, Bright Steels Limited have replaced floor standing bundle pens with new cantilever racking .
This provides 840 tonnes of additional storage capacity and ensures that all bundle storage in the company’s two bright bar warehouses is now provided with cantilever racking.
Bright Steels Limited have acquired two electric vehicles for use in the movement of products in the main production works. A tow tractor and industrial platform trailer with a total payload of 8000 kgs will transport steel bundles from pre-processing operations to our draw benches. A 4-wheel-electric-counterbalance forklift has a lifting capacity of 3000 kgs and will transport coil raw materials to one of our in-line coil drawing machines.
Bright Steels Limited are delighted to announce the appointment of Jake Newsome and Chris Cook.
Jake joins as apprentice mechanical engineer and Chris as apprentice electrician.
We welcome them to our company and wish them a successful career.
Bright Steels Limited have installed a heavy duty electric platform transporter to carry completed orders from the preparation to the despatch area, reducing the use of lift trucks in the finished stock warehouse. It runs on a 38-metre-long dedicated rail track at the side of the warehouse, and incorporates flanged wheels and pressure-sensitive buffers to ensure safe operation.
The equipment has a load-bearing deck measuring 4000mm x 1200mm with supports that hold loads securely in place and is controlled by an operator with a wireless hand-set. It is driven by twin power systems powered by a 24V high-capacity battery and linked to a pair of drive wheels directly coupled to hydraulic motors.
In conjunction with the investment of new racking into our main bright bar warehouse Bright Steels Limited have updated their fleet of side loaders used for the picking of bundles from stock.
Three LP gas multidirectional 4-way lift trucks made to our unique requirements with extending forks, lift height of 5500mm and lift capacity of 4000 kgs are now operational.