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ArcelorMittal Kent Wire Limited
Chatham Dock, Chatham, Kent ME4 4SW
Tel: 01634 830964
Email: [email protected]

Mittal Steel Kent Wire is a wholly owned subsidiary of ArcelorMittal Hamburg, one of Europe’s leading wire rod manufacturers and a member of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel producer. Kent Wire is the UK’s leading manufacturer of fabric reinforcement with a manufacturing output in excess of 100,000 tpa. Our reinforcement is supplied via a network of specialised stockists in the UK, Ireland and Norway.

Wire intersections are resistance welded and the fabric, which confirms to BS4483, is manufactured from cold reduced steel wire complying with BS4482 using the latest computer controlled machinery. All products are CARES accreditated. Fabric products, from pre-rolled to finished mesh are all identified and traced. This together with our strong relationships with suppliers of raw materials ensures the high quality and competitiveness of our products.

In addition to the standard range of reinforced fabrics, Kent Wire produces special fabrics according to individual customer satisfaction.

ArcelorMittal Kent Wire also supply prefabricated reinforcement elements through its trading division ArcelorMittal Chatham Reinforcement Solutions (AMCRS). Prefabricated rebar elements are supplied in the form of specialist pile cages or diaphragm wall panels for building foundations. Contact: [email protected] Web:


Corporation Road, Newport, South Wales NP19 4RD
Tel: 01633 280816
Email: [email protected]

BRC is the largest supplier of steel reinforcement and associated products in the UK offering a diverse range of reinforcement solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers.

Since our inception in 1908, BRC have been instrumental in the development and advancement of the UK steel reinforcement market. The company has seen strategic incremental growth, expanding its network of depots and portfolio of products and services to meet the dynamic needs of the market.  Our responsive and innovative approach to business, coupled with a clear commitment to customer service excellence has galvanized our market position.

Committed  to being a sustainable manufacturer and supplier, BRChave obtainedaccreditation to Eco-Reinforcement, BRE's BES6001 sector standard for responsible sourcing of construction products. Furthermore, all BRC depots are certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and are also fully CARES approved.

Celsa Steel (UK) Ltd
Building 58 East Moors Road, Cardiff CF24 5NN
Tel: 029 2035 1800
Email: [email protected]

Celsa Steel UK is the largest reinforcement producer in the UK and one of the largest manufacturers of other steel long products. From our Cardiff facilities, including a state-of-the-art shop and production facilities for reinforcing products and wire rod and for merchant bar and light sections, we have the capacity to annually produce and deliver around 1.2 million tonnes of finished product mainly to the UK and Irish markets. All product is manufactured via the electric arc furnace method of steel production where we buy scrap metal as raw material and recycle it into finished product.

We supply around 70% of the UK’s bar and coil requirements. Celsa produce only the highest grade of reinforcing steel which can be specified in current British and European standards: high ductility Grade B500C to BS 4449:2005.

Celsa Steel UK is certified by CARES to ISO 9001:2008 and by Bureau Veritas to ISO 14001:2004 and OHAS 18001: 2007. In 2008, Celsa became the first steel manufacturer in the world to be certified to Eco-Reinforcement, BRE's BES 6001 sector standard for responsible sourcing of construction materials.

Celsa Steel UK is part of the Celsa Group of companies, one of the largest steel producers in Europe.

Dextra Manufacturing - UK
C16 Langland Park West, Newport, NP198 4PT
Tel: 0114 3211 868
Email: [email protected]

Established since 1983, Dextra is a leading manufacturer and distributor of engineered construction products for the building and civil works industries. Dextra's quait management system has been ISO 9001-certified since 1996 and AMSE-certified since 2009. Our solutions include:

  • Mechanical rebar splices, couplers and equipment
  • Tension rods for roofs and facades
  • Post-tensioning systems
  • Marine tie rods
  • Ground achors for soil retention
  • Tunneling rockbolts
  • Glass fibre and carbon fibre reinforcement
  • Sonic tubes for CSL testing

Dextra owns the engineering anbd manufacturing process of its rebar coupler systems, whiich have been granted 6 certificates of approval by the UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels (CARES) since 2002, Dextra also designs and manufactures its own preparation equipment, which are maintained in the UK by a local team of engineers, guaranteeing superior level of service and productivity.

Dextra couplers are used every day in high-rise buildings and civil infrastructure projects in the UK and on all continents. Recent high-profile projects include the T5 and T2B terminals at Heathrow Airport, numerous stations of the London Crossrail project, the Tyne Tunnel in Newcastle, the new Flamanville nuclear power plant in France, the Pentagone headquarters of the ministry of defence in Paris and the Dunkerque LNG terminal in northern France.

ERICO Europa (GB) Ltd
20-22 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JS
Tel: 07887 764 210
Email: [email protected]

ERICO is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of superior engineered electrical and fastening products for niche electrical, mechanical and concrete applications.

The company is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA, with operations in more than 30 countries and sales distribution facilities worldwide. ERICO products are sold under market-leading brands:

*CADDY - Fixing, fastening and support products for use in electrical installation, datacom, telecom, fire protection, seismic and HVAC applications;

*ERICO - Electrical grounding, bonding and connectivity products for use in electrical installation and protection, datacom, telecom, panel, utility, alternative energy and rail applications;

*LENTON - Engineered systems for concrete reinforcement applications.

Express Reinforcements Ltd
Eaglebush Works, Miland Road, Neath, West Glamorgan SA11 1NJ
Tel: 01639 645555
Email: [email protected]

Express Reinforcements is a market leader in the supply of reinforcing products via its four UK-based fabrication facilities. Our products are all CARES approved and include modular pre-assembly, piling reinforcement, reinforcing bar, Rollmat, fabric reinforcement, couplers and accessories.

Our significant capital investment programme enables us to cost effectively provide a wide range of high quality products. In addition, we believe in investing and building long-term business relationships via preferred supplier or supply chain partnering arrangements.

Above all, we are:

  • Committed to product and customer service innovation and development
  • Dedicated to continual health and safety and environmental improvements
  • Focused on delivery and customer satisfaction.

Our range of customer services that includes a design team offering time and cost saving solutions, provision of risk assessment and method statements and customer online order tracking, all combine to provide added value.

Committed to being a sustainable manufacturer and supplier, Express has obtained accreditation to Eco-Reinforcement, BRE's BES 6001 sector standard for responsible sourcing of construction products. Furthermore, all Express depots are certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

Max Frank Ltd
Whittle Road, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 7HF
Tel: 01782 598041
Email: [email protected]

Max Frank Ltd. is part of a leading international group which designs, manufactures and supplies a diverse range of structural products and services to enhance the quality and durability of reinforced concrete construction.

Established for almost 60 years, the company’s product range includes:


·         Fibre concrete block and bar spacers

·         Permanent formwork, ground heave solutions and formwork liners

·         CARES approved punching shear reinforcement and concrete connections

·         Waterstops, sealants and injection hose systems

·         Sound absorbing spacers and decoupling products

Max Frank produce and supply individual and coherent project solutions from its Staffordshire-based manufacturing centres. The highest product quality and diversity, paired with comprehensive service to reinforced concrete industries, makes Max Frank the partner of choice for Contractors, Engineers and Architects.

Further information can be viewed and downloaded from our website


Outokumpu Stainless Limited
P.O. Box 161, Europa Link, Sheffield, S9 1TZ
Tel: 0114 2615 234
Email: [email protected]

Our integrated mill features one of the most advanced melt shops and continuous casting operations in Europe. Capable of 500,000 tons per year, it feeds billets to the neighbouring ASR Rod Mill in Sheffield, UK, for hot roling into CARES approved BS6744 rebar diameters 8m to 25mm. The rebar is first produced in coils and then pickled to form the protective oxide film that makes stainless steel the obvious choice for corrosion resistant reinforcement.

The ASR mill is capable of 50,000 tones of rod coil production per year in a large array of stainless alloy designations. The coils are then forwarded to bar finishing for either dispatch as coils, straightenend into standard 12m lengths or cut and bent to CARES approved BS8666 to your rebar schedule. Delivery is either by truck for continental Europe or in containers for intercontinental shipping.

We are committed to maintaining quality systems and producing quality products and have the following accreditions: ISO 9001: 2008 for Quality; ISO 14001: 2004 for Environment; OHSAS 18001: 2007 for Health and Safety.


RFA-Tech Ltd Eastern Avenue Trent Valley Lichfield Staffs WS13 6RN.
Tel: 0870 0112881
Email: [email protected]

Established for over forty years as one of the UK's leading specialist construction accessory suppliers, RFA-Tech has built-up an enviable reputation for providing a wide product range together with a rapid and efficient service.

RFA-Tech is recognised as a market leader, supplying major contractors and blue-chip companies, and our continual development maintains and enhances this prominent position. Our product range and market coverage includes:-

 RFA-Tech Construction Accessories supply the industry tailor-made and stocked accessory items directly from our well-stocked regional depots throughout the UK.

 RFA-Tech Engineered Solutions manufacturing facility in Sheffield has ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation, and we are proud members of the 'Made in Sheffield' trademark group. With over 30 years of manufacturing experience in reinforcement connection systems, we have the flexibility to produce bespoke solutions to suit individual site requirements, offering a rapid response as well as full technical support.  

 RFA-Tech Precast Lifting Solutions supplies an extensive range of precast lifting and fixing products and systems for concrete manufacturers. We provide engineered solutions for bespoke precast applications and have a dedicated team of experienced personnel offering sales and technical support to assist in all types of projects.

Our test and inspection laboratory situated in Lichfield, has a comprehensive range of test and inspection equipment calibrated to UKAS standards. 

Eastern Ave, Trent Valley, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6RN
Tel: 0870 011 2883
Email: [email protected]

ROM is one of the UK’s leading specialist reinforcement manufacturers. ROM is a tried, tested and trusted company with a reputation for quality and service. Rom not supply fabric and bar reinforcement but also a complete range of associated accessories in order to provide a one-stop option.

ROM have set in place a policy of continuous improvement in all of our business activities. Working as a team, its steadfast intent is to develop the skills and knowledge of all our employees to create a culture where faultless service and zero defects are the norm. Our production processes and products are CARES approved.

We want our customers to think first of ROM and join us in a partnership in of co-operation that promotes best practice and innovative solutions.

All ROM depots are CARES approved. ROM is also certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHAS 18001. To demonstrate our committment to being a sustainable manufacturer, we have achieved accreditation to Eco-Reinforcement, BRE's BES 6001 sector standard for responsible sourcing of construction materials.

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