The use of steel in the transport sector

Kloeckner Metals UK are proud to be the largest mill independent multi-metal stockholder and distributor in the UK. With a diverse range of products and services on offer, we can operate within the major market sectors in the UK and ROI.

We continuously work with world-class producers to develop new multi-metal solutions and innovative solutions which enables us to keep up with the demands of our customer.

One of the major market sectors we work with is the transport sector. We are aware of how important it is to understand the transport sector’s needs, both in terms of service level, material quality and technical support. We supply products to all areas of the industry for example:

  • Automotive – this includes cars and commercial vehicles
  • Trailer – this includes commercial, agricultural and leisure
  • Rail – this includes rolling stock and infrastructure


We know that no two transport projects are the same and at Kloeckner we can supply a wide and varied range of steel and metal products. Our Dudley location is also ISO/TS 16949 certified and we are currently being assessed for the transition to the new IATF 16949:2016.

Our range of products includes:


Aluminium products are light and strong, making them perfect for the transport sector. We offer an extensive profile of rolled, cast, extruded and composite products as well as bespoke products so you can easily meet the requirements of your application.

Strip mill

With a comprehensive range available, including Galvanised, Hot Rolled, Aluzinc and Magnelis, we will have the right product for your application. Aluzinc and Magnelis are both aluminium and zinc alloys and have excellent corrosion resistance properties.

Stainless steel

Offering an increased resistance to corrosion, stainless steel is ideal for applications within the transport sector. It also has other useful properties including enhanced formability. You can find out about the different types of stainless steel here.

Pre-painted sheet and coil

Pre-painted, or Organically Coated Steels, easily add colour to the transport sector. These products offer excellent corrosion resistance and colour retention.

Carbon steel

A full range of carbon long products is available including angles, flats, tubes & sections.

Kloeckner Metals UK also offer products that are specific to the transport sector including:

  • Double straightened trailer flats
  • IPE sections
  • Joists


As well as a wide range of products, we also support the transport sector with a range of services which guarantee that your project requirements are met. These support services include:

  • Key account management – forward planning production and stock
  • Full certification and material traceability
  • Full quality assurance procedures
  • In-house material processing
  • Technical advice and support

For more information, or to learn more about how we can support you contact us here.

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