BIRD STAINLESS ACQUIRES AKM STEELS

EXPANDING INTO TOOL STEELS FOR ENGINEERING

Bird Stainless, the specialist stainless steel long bar supplier, is pleased to announce that it has acquired AKM Steels, the highly regarded suppliers of quality tool steels for the engineering industry.

Bird Stainless is a highly respected, longstanding stockholder and processor of high strength stainless steels, supplying a wide cross section of industry sectors from oil and gas, through to marine and engineering.  The company has seen organic international growth over the last few years, notably in the marine sector.  This can be attributed to the fact that Bird Stainless offers not only an extensive stockholding, but also comprehensive on-site processing facilities: cutting, precision grinding, straightening and polishing.

This acquisition of this niche tool steel company is a strategic move by Bird Stainless to expand their range of grades and products, making them even better placed to serve the engineering and tool making sector.  Nigel Bird, MD of Bird Stainless comments: “I am excited to bring AKM Steels into our fold.  Like us they are a longstanding Sheffield family business offering quality product, fast delivery times and excellent technical support.  It will give us a much wider product offering benefitting the customers of both companies.”

Going forward, it will be “business as usual”, all staff will remain on site and customers will be able to purchase exactly as they did before.

If you would like more information, please contact Bird Stainless.

Penistone, Sheffield.  13 November 2019