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About Us

ACENTA 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

Leadership

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Colin Mills

Chief Executive Officer

Colin holds a first-class BSc honours degree in Accounting from Queens University Belfast, a post graduate diploma and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Colin has held a number of finance lead roles in private equity and prior to that was global business director for a US multinational with responsibility for the Phillips Global TV supply chain. Colin was also operations finance director at Marconi plc during a period of 40% growth.

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Our Products

ACENTA 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

Sections

  • Rounds
  • Squares
  • Hexagons
  • Flats
  • Special Profiles

Services

Cutting

Heat Treatment

Chamfering

Face & Centre

Boring

NDT

Inspection

Markets Served

Focus on attractive end markets, requiring highly engineered products: 90% of Acenta 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 58%
  • USA 17%
  • GERMANY 13%
  • OTHER 8%
  • ITALY 8%

A Quality Service

All Division now certified for BS EN 9001 : 2015 Transition

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Our Locations

Main Distribution Hub & Sales – Rugby

Regional Stockholding & Sales – Bolton, Newport & Southampton

North East Sales Office – Sunderland