latest news from pulmans

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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

29th April 2019

Serving a range of end uses

steel industry manufacturing

Here at Pulman Steel we are delighted that our customer base is diverse, and our steel is used in some pretty impressive end uses.

Although only serving the North of England, the area is known as a powerhouse for manufacturing, construction, transport and much more.

A large amount of steel is used within the construction industry where steel is a great product to build sustainable structures quickly. But any industry that has steel as a key element in its products or processes needs the services, reliability and expertise of a supplier who can support their diverse needs quickly and efficiently, and that is us here at Pulman Steel.

Supplying to the transport and infrastructure sector is also something we do on a weekly basis. Steel provides properties such as elasticity, strength and ductility, properties necessary for use in bridges, road side reinforcement and tunnels.

These properties of steel are also beneficial to many other industries including the energy generating sector where its use is essential for quarrying, resource extraction, electricity pylons and wind turbines.

There are not many alternatives to steel that are as cost effective whilst providing strength, flexibility and long product lifecycles. Steel plays an invaluable role in nearly every aspect of day to day life and will continue to do so long into the future.


17th April 2019

Spend a day with Steve...

Steve Makinson is our Sales Manager. Steve has been a part of the Pulman Steel team for 19 years.

His job is extremely varied, and he loves to talk about steel as much as he can. He is a big fan of his sales team being pro-active and loves the sound of a busy office.

Steve is an avid fan of music and theatre, a keen golfer trying to get back to single figures, and a huge Leeds United supporter having been a season ticket holder for longer than he can remember.

Spend a day with Steve....

6.30am - The alarm goes and I dive out of bed, a quick shower and on the road to the office at 7.15am.

8.00am - At my desk and raring to go, with a quick pot of fruit and yoghurt for breakfast. I have a brief scan through all of my emails, and make sure that all our wagons are loaded and ready deliver our steel to the large number of customers who are eagerly awaiting delivery. Some mornings I have to liaise with the customer services department to arrange a last minute delivery to help out a customer in need.

8.30am - I update the daily sales figures on our office whiteboard so everyone know how the month is progressing, and check the delivery status of the fittings and machining work we have to process.

9.00am - The sales team are at their desks and the phones have started ringing with customers enquiring for prices and placing orders. Emails are also coming in thick and fast so it looks like it is going to be another busy day in Pulmansland.

10.00am - It’s always good to communicate with Clive and Nathan to ensure that the profile and sawing departments are running smoothly so customers always get their supplies when needed. There are always lots of orders to process and we might need to juggle things around to make sure we get everything ready for our customers when they need it, but they are on top of things so no need to panic – just yet!!

11.00am - I have been pro-active this morning and spoken to various customers about their machining requirements. This has proved a positive move as I win an order to profile, drill and countersink several parts that they used to machine in-house – success!!

12.30pm - Time to snatch a bit of lunch and go for a walk along the canal so I am fresh and ready for the afternoon’s challenges – and I have to get my steps in for the day of-course.          

2.00pm - I have been back from lunch for a while now so I check the days sales figures and so far so good. I know it will get busier as the afternoon progresses, and our customers love that we are open until 5.15pm to take orders for stock for a next day delivery.

3.30pm - This afternoon one of the team won a large beam order from a new customer which included the use of our new on wagon crane offloading facility. The crane really helps our responsibility to our drivers and our customer’s safety when they are off loading heavy beams.

4.30pm - This is the time to check that all our orders are on screen and being picked, packed and made ready to be loaded for delivery tomorrow, we want to keep all our customers happy and impressed with our service.

5.15pm - The days sales are finished so I scan through my diary ensuring everything needed to be done is ticked off and I have a clean start in the morning.

5.30pm - Final checks with the transport department and credit control, then lock up and head off home, another very busy day at Pulmans under my belt.

The evening could be singing rehearsal (did you guess this would be one of his hobbies), golf, or football!

10th April 2019

A cleaner future

The future of steel

Steel as an industry dates back over a century, but it is by no means stuck in its ways.

The UK iron and steel industry aims to be carbon-neutral by 2040. A £35 million research network has been set up to collaborate with Swansea, Sheffield and Warwick universities on a seven-year programme.

The initiative is part of a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% compared with 1990 levels.

The programme will include looking at untapped energy sources looking at the way steel is made, methods of capturing emissions, re-processing waste and developing new products.

This programme is funded by a £10m investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the rest from steel companies, trade bodies and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.

The general feeling is that steel manufacturing is already on the path to cleaner, greener and smart steelmaking, but this is the next step. It is also believed that creating cleaner steel will increase jobs – so it’s a win win for the future.