Cooking, keeping food fresh, washing clothes and dishes – these essentials of everyday life are made possible by steel. We make the special grades and finished flat steel products that give domestic appliances long life, high performance and stylish design.

Steel’s versatility and durability, makes it ideal for domestic appliances such as: stoves, refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers. It can be easily formed to create the designs that manufacturers want. And steel can be pre-painted and pre-finished in a way that allows for intricate shapes without compromising corrosion resistance or aesthetics.

Modelling potential

Using a computer model, we can predict what shapes are possible with pre-finished steel, so manufacturers can prototype and develop their products more easily.

The heart of the machine

It’s not only the familiar exteriors of domestic appliances that are made from steel, much of the insides of these machines depend on it too. Whether it’s structural and heat-resistant components, or electric motors requiring specialist steels, we work very closely with manufacturers in this market, continually developing and innovating our materials in partnership with them to make sure we have the right steel for their needs.

Our partners include leading domestic appliance manufacturers such as: Bosch Siemens, Samsung, Electrolux, Whirlpool, Indesit and Miele.

Specialist solutions

Domestic appliances have a tough life. They’re expected to perform reliably, day after day, yet stay looking as good as new for as long as possible. Specialist materials are essential to meet these demands.


Organic coated pre-painted steels that offer the gloss, surface aspects and finishes that appliance makers need, while reducing energy use and environmental impact during manufacture


Homogeneous metallic steel coating applied with a pioneering technique and offering outstanding corrosion protection


'Self-healing' steel useful for parts that are exposed to moisture and movement


Enamelling steels for ovens, cookers and hoods

Electrical grades

Steels to improve the performance of components such as electric motors and refrigerator compressors


The circular choice

Domestic appliances made with steel combine longevity with recyclability. Each time they reach the end of their life, they can be made into another product, fitting into the ‘circular economy’ model. Our steels for appliances are efficient during their lifetime too, with specially designed steel grades enabling manufacturers to build products which use less energy and water. And our surface treatments, such as Easyfilm®, meet strict environmental directives, further reducing the impact of appliances which use them.

With thanks to Miele for their permission to reproduce photographs taken at their factory in Gütersloh, Germany. 

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