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About Us

AARTEE Bright Bar (Formerly ACENTA Steel) has been transformed into a niche producer of specialist steel products not readily available globally.

It has vertically integrated operations generating significant value-add and demonstrate true competitive advantage.

  • #1 producer of hot rolled flats and squares in the UK
  • #1 independent producer of bright bar in the UK
  • #1 Bright bar distributor in the UK
  • Among the broadest range of engineering bar in Europe
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Our Products

AARTEE Bright Bar offers a one stop shop engineering steel offering across 5,000 products in 50 specifications with an unrivalled portfolio of highly different products in its chosen markets.

Steel Grades

  • Carbon steels
  • Leaded free cutting steels
  • Semi-free cutting steels
  • Direct hardening alloy steels
  • Case hardening alloy steels
  • Boron steels
  • Cast iron
  • Tool steels
  • Tool-room materials


  • Rounds
  • Squares
  • Hexagons
  • Flats
  • Special Profiles



Heat Treatment


Face & Centre




Markets Served

Focus on attractive end markets, requiring highly engineered products: 90% of AARTEE Bright Bar volume is end user business. Well established partnerships with key clients and suppliers coupled with a diverse base of over 5,000 customers, including many world class businesses.

  • Automotive
  • Commerical Vehicles
  • Yellow Plant
  • Rail
  • Energy
  • Mining

International Sales Global Reach

  • UK 63%
  • USA 14%
  • GERMANY 12%
  • OTHER 6%
  • ITALY 5%

A Quality Service

All Division now certified for BS EN 9001 : 2015 Transition

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Our Locations

Production – Willenhall and Dudley

Distribution – Rugby, Bolton, Newport