In the year 1919, Mr Cris Chouler was employed by a firm of bright steel bar producers in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, but was very keen to go into business on his own account. He looked around the local area for suitable premises from which to operate.
After an extensive search, he found nothing suitable in the immediate area and his travels therefore took him further afield, by chance locating a building in Malton, North Yorkshire, which suited his purpose.
So began the history of Bright Steels Limited, which over the years has expanded to become the largest producer of bright drawn steel flats in England and amongst the largest in Europe.
From the beginning we have been a family business and to this day we continue that policy, not only in the ownership of the company but also with fathers, sons and daughters employed in both works and administration.
We greatly treasure our independence and some years ago developed as our logo the otter trademark - the otter is a very independent species and we too wish to preserve our status as an independent privately owned company, especially in these days of multi-national organisations.
The pose of our otter is typical of our attitude, in that it is upright, looking the world squarely in the face, yet inquisitive, and being forever alert to new adventures, opportunities and dangers.
We employ approximately 70 people including our own skilled tradesman, including engineers, electricians, joiners and tool room staff. As far as possible we are a very well self-contained unit of professional people.
On the personnel side, we have an independent Works Committee, Social and Welfare Committee, Health and Safety Committee and Energy Committee and keep well abreast of modern trends in wages, pensions, holiday arrangements and sickness benefits.
Bright Steels Limited specialises in the production and stockholding of bright cold drawn flat bars, squares, hexagons and alloy rounds in addition to the manufacture of special shapes produced according to customers drawings.
We have sawing facilities providing us with the opportunity of supplying close tolerance cut pieces.
Dedicated warehouse facilities allow for the storage of finished stock which is available for immediate despatch in addition to the storage of specific customer scheduled requirements.
The Board of Directors, still under the leadership of the founder's son and grandson, are totally committed to be at the forefront of our product range and continue to provide a high quality of both product and service to all our Customers throughout the world.