01/04/2016

Tata Steel, U.K.

Tata Steel UK signs Letter of Intent

Tata Steel UK Limited, an indirect subsidiary company of Tata Steel Europe, announced the signing of a Letter of Intent with Greybull Capital to enter exclusive negotiations for the potential sale of its Long Products Europe business. The letter covers several UK-based assets including Tata Steel UK’s Scunthorpe steelworks, mills in Teesside and northern France, an engineering workshop in Workington, a design consultancy in York, and associated distribution facilities. It also includes Tata Steel’s Scottish mills in Dalzell and Clydebridge which are currently being mothballed.


Karl Koehler, Chief Executive of Tata Steel’s European operations, said: “This is an extremely critical time for the whole industry, and we have been working hard to explore all options that could provide a future for the Long Products Europe business. We will now move into detailed negotiations with Greybull Capital. It is too early to give any certainty about the potential outcome of these discussions. We will continue to work closely with our trade unions and works councils and will communicate any relevant news to employees on an ongoing basis. In the meantime, Tata Steel and our Long Products Europe business will continue to work closely with customers to deliver high-quality products. Accelerating innovation on advanced steel solutions, helping our customers succeed in their markets and creating a sustainable asset base remain our strategic focus. Tata Steel has been a hugely supportive investor in the UK steel market, having invested almost £1.5 billion in its operations. Our aim is to make our European business globally competitive.”

About 4 700 people are employed at Long Products Europe and its distribution facilities. Tata Steel Europe employs about 30 000 people across Europe, including about 17 000 in the UK.


Tata Steel, U.K.