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Using the latest computer controlled saws, all of our steel stock can be cut to length whether batch quantities are required or just one off's.

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Comprehensive Stock Range

Comprehensive Stock Range

Our steel stockholding is comprehensive to enable fast turnaround on deliveries when required.



High quality steel blanks, rings and almost any steel shapes can be plasma cut up to 40mm thick and oxy-propane cut up to 180mm thick.



Using the latest computer controlled saws, all of our steel stock can be cut to length whether batch quantities are required or just one off's.



Using a vertical machining centre, we have the capability to offer a range of expert machining services including drilling, notching, tapping, counter sinking and more.



Our dedicated transport fleet ensures flexibility to deliver general steels, engineering steels, bright steels, plate, sheet, sectional steel, RHS, CHS and ERW tube when you need it.

latest news from pulmans

15th December 2018

Christmas at Pulmans Steel has changed dramatically over the years

Chatting to David Shoesmith our current MD about Christmas over the years reminds him of times when his father was MD and the run up to Christmas was all about stocktaking.

In those days, Pulmans had no in-house processing services so stocktaking was simply a process of walking around with a clipboard and counting lengths of steel. David remembers joining his dad and the rest of the team in the build up to the festive season. Although a cold and laborious task, the thought of the Christmas period, surrounded by family and friends made for a great atmosphere.

The run up to Christmas 2018 at Pulmans still involves stocktaking but our in-house processing services including profiling, sawing and machining has made stocktaking a more complex proposition. These days we need to include lengths and off cuts but with our ERP system - analysis, logging and calculating stock has been made so much quicker and easier.

Today the pace of industry is much faster than in David’s dad day, and so in December we encourage customers to place their orders early. This ensures that deliveries can be made before Christmas or customers can have their material as soon as they return in the New Year.

We also filter in the joy of Northern England Weather! Santa may enjoy the snow but there are times we find it a challenge. Saying that even during last years ‘The Beast from the East” we delivered 100% of orders, evidence of our Great Yorkshire determination!

Hopefully by the 21st of December all orders will be dispatched, stock will be logged and we can gather together, eat mince pies and reflect on the last year. The 21st of December is our last working day and we re-open on the 2nd of January 2019.

From all the team we wish you a Christmas full of laughter and peace and a very Happy New Year.

1st August 2017

A Wide Range of Steel Machining Capabilities

Dah Lih machine

What’s new at Pulmans? Well we have expanded our steel processing capabilities yet again – this time to include a full range of steel machining services. Along with our existing facilities for steel profiling and sawing, we can now provide services in drilling, tapping, counter-sinking, notching, machining and milling.

The combination of our high definition profiling capabilities and this new Machining Centre allow us to deliver an increased level of complexity with steel profiles, precisely matching customer specified designs and requirements.

This is all made possible with our new Dah Lih Vertical Machining Centre – an elaborate piece of equipment designed for machining steel on a working surface measuring 1020mm by 510mm.

Using 24 different computer-controlled machining tools, our highly skilled operators can also use this versatile machine to cut holes and slots into bespoke lengths of our flat bar, angles, RHS, channels and more, providing they are within the machine’s capabilities.

With the addition of our Machining Centre, Pulmans is now a real one-stop-shop for all your steel needs. Whether you need off-the-shelf, sawn, profiled or machined steel products, we can process and deliver all the steel you need for your project – streamlining your procurement process and saving you valuable time.

17th July 2017

We've been made.... in Yorkshire!

Made in Yorkshire

Pulman Steel is proud to announce that we have now joined the ranks of Made in Yorkshire, a privately run peer group containing some of the most well respected manufacturing and engineering firms in Yorkshire.

The aim of Made in Yorkshire is to promote the prosperity of our region through networking, collaboration, exposure and community participation – something that we at Pulmans are thrilled to be a part of.

We take great pride in our long-standing Yorkshire roots, and we feel it benefits the region as a whole when other Yorkshire firms succeed. So if you’re ‘Yorkshire’ like we are, we hope you all join us in supporting Made in Yorkshire and its members to help our region remain forever vibrant and prosperous in both culture and economy.

4th July 2017

We can process up to 30 tonnes of bespoke steel orders each day!

steel cutting

We all know that steel is renowned for its incredible strength, but while this is great when it comes to finished products, it can make fabricating steel goods quite difficult. The only real effective way to cut steel is with specialised tools, so it will certainly make your steel construction project a lot easier if it’s accurately sawn or profiled to your specifications before you receive it.

If you’re familiar with our work at Pulmans, then you’ll know that we're known for being dependable and consistent when it comes to sawing and profiling steel to order. Our sawing and profiling machines are not only exceptionally accurate, but they also have the capacity to process enough steel to meet the demands of almost any project our customers embark on. Regardless of our impressive processing capacity, however, our team at Pulman Steel are always just as happy to meet the needs of customers with smaller steel projects, while offering the same great service our customers have come to expect from us.

If you're wondering just how much steel we're talking, our facilities now have the capacity to process up to 30 tonnes of bespoke cut steel each day on our sawing and profiling machines. That means with the combined strength of our state-of-the-art sawing and profiling equipment and our team of highly trained operators, we are always fully equipped and ready to process both large and small orders of bespoke cut steel to exact customer specifications.

When you put together our bespoke steel processing with our off-the-shelf steel, there’s a total of 12,000 tonnes (and counting) that gets shipped out to our customers every year. No matter which way you look at it, that's a lot of metal!

14th December 2016

Looking back on 2016

David Shoesmith with Jeremy Corbyn

Pulman Steel

Well the year is almost over, and what an eventful year it’s been! While the last twelve months has certainly thrown us some challenges, we are pleased to say we can mark 2016 off as a good year for Pulmans.

As we’ve been looking back over this eventful year, we had a few visitors pop in to relive 2016 with us. MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Holly Lynch paid us a visit to talk about the challenges we faced following last year’s Boxing Day floods – particularly the issues we have faced renewing our flood insurance.

Thanks in part to our substantial new flood defences, not only have we recovered from near disaster; we have bounced back stronger and better than ever!

We celebrated our revival with July’s Back and Better Event, when we threw a fantastic get-together complete with drinks, whole roasted hogs, a remote control racing track and tours of our factory showcasing our new state-of-the-art machinery.

We truly believe that adversity breeds strength, and when you’re in the steel business, strength is key.

As 2016 comes to a close, we’d like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for a great year, and we’d like to give a special thank you all to those who helped us in our recovery.

16th November 2016

Why choose Pulmans?

At Pulman Steel, we understand you have choices when it comes to your steel supplier, but not all steel stockists are created equal, and we can tell you why.


We have been in the steel business for a long time – 186 years to be exact, and that means our team has the
experience and the knowledge to not only offer an exceptional range of products, but it also means we are
always ready to answer your questions and offer advice on all of your steel-related concerns.

Helpful Team:

At Pulman Steel, we love what we do, and that much is clear when you work with us. Everyone in our team believes in what we do, and that translates into superior customer service and a willingness to go the extra mile for our customers. You will find our team easy, and even enjoyable to work with every step of the way – from ordering to delivery.

Cutting & Profiling Services:

Our cutting and profiling capabilities are some of the best in the business. Our state-of-the-art machines combined with our experienced technicians producing incredibly accurate results with a short turnaround. We have machines that are capable of cutting and profiling to a wide range of specifications, ensuring that you needn’t compromise on your requirements to suit our capabilities, so rest assured that we will provide what you need.

Comprehensive Stock:

If you’ve ever had a chance to see our warehouse, you’ll know what we mean when we say we have comprehensive stock. With products including bright steel, sectional steel, sheets, plates, engineering steel, general steel and much, much more, we have it all on-hand and ready to ship to you in a flash.

Speedy Delivery:

We have a brand new fleet of delivery vehicles distributing our products throughout the North of England with record speed. With the help of our extensive stock levels and our state-of-the-art machines, our new trucks are able to get your orders to you faster than ever before. So as you can see, there are lots of reasons to choose Pulman’s as your steel supplier, but if you need further convincing, then all you have to do is give us a ring and let us show you!