Production milestone for Cleveland Bridge as 2,000 tonnes of steel depart Darlington facility

Cleveland Bridge UK has achieved a significant production milestone with more than 2,000 tonnes of steel structures in the first couple of months of 2018.

The equivalent of nearly four fully-loaded Airbus A380 planes or 1,850 Ford Fiesta cars, the steel has been fabricated at the company’s extensive production facility in Darlington.

Delivered by Cleveland Bridge’s highly-experienced 300-strong workforce, the projects have included bridges for road and rail crossings across the UK in regions including the Midlands, Wales, Scotland, London and the South East.

Among the activity has been the start of a major bridge project for the upgrade of the A14 Cambridge to Huntington route, as well as other large infrastructure projects including the A6 Kegworth bypass.

Housed within its 22-acre site, Cleveland Bridge’s 27,000sqm production facility has the capacity to manage multiple projects at any one time to ensure high levels of productivity to meet project timescales.

The firm’s head of operations Keith Shimmin said: “The recent investments we have made in our production capabilities, including processes, technology and people, has boosted our productivity and enabled the business to deliver an increased volume of projects.

“From our location in North East England we are in close proximity to the UK motorway network and port facilities, which enables us to support projects around the UK, consistently meeting customer timescales with the delivery of high quality steel structures.”

 

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