Legg Brothers is one of Europe’s last hot re-rollers
of light, specialist steel sections and its strong
worldwide customer base is testimony to this fact.
By using a combination of automated production and
manual hand rolling, the Company has established a
niche in the market place whereby it can produce small
batches of special sizes in an extremely efficient
manner. By comparison, today’s modern,
fully automated, continuous rolling mills are designed
for large, high volume production runs where size
changing and set up time is slow, expensive and therefore,
Legg Brothers humble beginnings date back to 1982
when two brothers (Mike Legg & Pat Legg) started
their steel re-rolling enterprise in Sheffield with
the aid of venture capitalist funding.
Since the incorporation of the Company the business
has undergone several changes and moves to facilitate
its expansion. Today it is located in the industrial
heartlands of the UK – Ettingshall, West Midlands.
Throughout the Company’s 25 year existence the
business has remained a profitable concern and the
original founders still provide a consultancy service
to the business.
In today’s market Legg Brothers shape the steel
for 90 per cent of Britain's horseshoes and crafts
the intricate steel used in virtually all window shutters
in France after beating off competition from two French
firms. The mill also rolls a channel profile that is
used to make wheels for the Amish community in the
US and lawn mower blades that are used by most of the
renowned lawnmower brands.
Other steel products range from basic small angles
that are used to manufacture fish tanks to the most
complicated lock ring sections that are used to lock
together the piece built wheels that are typically
used on earthmover vehicles.
At present the firm employs approximately 35 people
and produces around 10,000 tonnes of shaped steel
a year, with around 70 per cent of goods exported.
Legg Brothers will always pride itself on the quality
of products that it manufacturers. Whilst under
new ownership the business remains true to its motto “THE
FAMILY BUSINESS THAT CARES” and thanks all its
customers for their continued support.