History

History

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Liberty Fairbright Wire commenced trading in 1985 as Fairbright Steel Limited and was founded by Harry Howle, initially as a steel stockholding company. The original site premises were based at New Enterprise Work shops, Mount Street, Neachels in Birmingham and consisted of 500 square feet of space.

Initially the business just traded in steel wire. There was no manufacturing and for the first two years the labour force comprised of only two people, Harry Howle and a semi retired engineer, who operated the fork lift truck and some general lifting machinery.

Harry's son David took over the business in 1986 following his fathers death and in April 1993 Fairbright Steel Limited purchased a Liverpool based baling wire manufacturing company. All plant and equipment was transferred to Birmingham and Fairbright Steel became a manufacturer in order to diversify and produce its own range of both bright mild steel and annealed mild steel products.

Over the years Fairbright experienced 7 premises moves, purchasing its own 3.5 acre site in Castle Street, West Bromwich in 1999, and the business grew to employ 65 management and staff, many of whom continue to work for the company to date.

The company gained a reputation for quality products at reasonable prices, sound customer care and fast delivery times and in 2005 Caparo Wire purchased Fairbright Steel in order to develop both their customer base and manufacturing capability.

In 2015 the business was acquired by Liberty House Group as a part of their purchage of the assets and business of Caparo Industries Plc.

Today the organisation offers bright and annealed mild steel coil, galvanised wire and coppered coil and cut lengths. The full range of baling wire products incorporate also black annealed mild steel cut & looped, rewound coils and formered material as well as galvanised baling wire formers and cut and looped material.