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Key sectors

John Tainton is proud to supply fully flattened steel sheets and plates to key sectors. We have extensive experience in supplying the industries listed below.


John Tainton is an established, trusted brand in the construction sector.

Our steel is used to manufacture products such as screen crushing equipment, excavator buckets and industrial flooring for modular buildings. Typical steel grades supplied include hot rolled S275J2 & S355J2 certified.



Fabricated Metal Goods

John Tainton has a proven track record supplying the UK’s largest sheet metal fabricators. Our steel is used to fabricate parts in industries such as telecommunications, retail furniture, automotive, rail and defence.

Many customers rely on the high quality of John Tainton steel to enable them to load their automated storage towers and run ‘lights out production’.


Machinery & Equipment

John Tainton supplies high quality steel products direct to many OEMs and their subcontractors. Typical customers in this sector purchase a range of steel, including wide (1830/2000mm) de-coiled lengths. Fixed price contracts are often offered to provide our customers and their end users with price stability.


Heating & Ventilation

John Tainton is proud to supply household names within the woodburning stove sector, offering new and blue hot rolled material. Industrial fan manufacturers are another important market within this sector.


Electrical Switchgear

John Tainton is proud to supply many of Europe’s leading electrical engineering organisations. Supplying steel to the switchgear market is at the core of our business as John Tainton has offered just-in-time service since 1972.


Laser Cutting

We supply many laser cutting subcontractors throughout the UK and Ireland, offering next day delivery on standard sheets. S275J2 and S355J2 are included as standard to these sectors, in addition to a fully integrated online consignment service.



John Tainton is a long-term partner to companies involved in manufacturing livestock trailers, tipper trailers, towing trailers, skeletal trailers and commercial vehicle body builders. The products supplied range from standard DD11 to High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) grades such as S355MC, S420MC and S550MC.

Working in close collaboration with leading steel mills, we have developed the use of alternative steel grades for customers within this sector (e.g. using S420MC instead of S275JR).

To make a sales enquiry please call 01562 740477 or email