Company development award
The works wins the New Product Development of the Year award in Tata Steel Europe’s Innovista 2019 event for the development of the revolutionary three-layer Colorcoat Prisma ® pre-finished painted strip product.
Shotton TodayA new visitor information leaflet, “Tata Steel at Shotton”,records that the works has 700 employes and is currently producing 500,000 tonnes of galvanised and pre-finished (painted) strip, of which 40 per cent is exported. Product manufacturing plant comprises two galvanising lines,two Colorcoat lines, 10 profiling lines, two composite panel lines, and six further processing lines including blanking and multi strand slitting.
The primary markets are the construction industry and consumer products sector. Among major construction clients for products which include insulated panels, built-up systems, facades, structural roof and floor decking profiles are Jaguar Land Rover, IKEA, Travis Perkins, Wickes and Airbus.Painted steel is supplied to Mitsubishi,Indesit and Thorn for domestic consumer product applications including kitchen appliances, interiors and lighting.
Thirteen new products have been developed at the works in the past five years and differentiated products make up more than 75 per cent. of the works’ order book. Innovations include Colorcoat Renew SC ® , an integrated solar air heating system to provide space heating and ventilation for all types of buildings, and Colorcoat Compass ®,a digital system for colour matching within the standard Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and Colorcoat Prisma ® pre-finished steel colour ranges