SSAB is acquiring JL Steel as part of its strategy of developing the local aftermarket services offering to its customers.  

“JL Steel has been a Hardox Wearparts Center since 2003 and I regard the purchase as a way of strengthening our customer relations and enhancing our service,” says Chris Van Beurden, Vice President Wear Services EMEA.  “JL Steel will be a flagship for our expanded product and service offering to end customers in the region.”

JL Steel has equipment for the cutting and machining of abrasion-resistant Hardox plate, and in addition has mobile workshops which provide welding, installation and maintenance on site at the end customers. The company has 16 employees. JL Steel also enjoys a strong position within the expanding recycling industry in Scotland, which is in line with SSAB’s environmental work for achieving a more sustainable society.

“We have cooperated with SSAB for many years and I am very positive about becoming a part of SSAB,” says David Stobo, owner and managing director of JL Steel. “We are contributing with a strong presence in the region and SSAB is contributing with extensive know-how, and thus together we will be even stronger.”

For further information, please contact

Chris Van Beurden, Vice President Wear Services EMEA, +32 3 650 07 01 

Maria Långberg, Director External Communications, +46 8-45 45 756              

Hardox Wearparts is a leading supplier of wearparts and wear service, with more than 100 facilities in 40 countries.