Bird Stainless acquires AKM Steels

21 November 2019

Bird Stainless, the specialist stainless steel long bar supplier, announced that it has acquired AKM Steels, the highly regarded suppliers of quality tool steels for the engineering industry.

Bird Stainless is a highly respected, longstanding stockholder and processor of high strength stainless steel, supplying a wide cross-section of industry sectors from oil and gas, through to marine and engineering. The company has seen organic international growth over the last few years, notably in the marine sector. This can be attributed to the fact that Bird Stainless offers not only an extensive stockholding, but also comprehensive on-site processing facilities: cutting, precision grinding, straightening, and polishing.

This acquisition of this niche tool steel company is a strategic move by Bird Stainless to expand its range of grades and products, making them even better placed to serve the engineering and tool-making sector.