ArcelorMittal Kent Wire is a wholly owned subsidiary of ArcelorMittal Hamburg, one of Europes leading wire rod manufactures and a member of ArcelorMittal, the worlds largest steel producer. Coil is shipped in from Hamburg to our own quayside for manufacture into fabric reinforcement and cold reduced wire products.
Kent Wire has grown to become the country's leading manufacturer of fabric reinforcement, which it supplies to the construction industry in the UK, Ireland and Norway.

It began production in 1988 with an initial capacity of 20,000 tonnes per annum but after several investments, in 1998 and 2005, manufacturing capabiility has been increased to figure in excess of 130,000 tonnes per annum.
Wire intersections are resistance welded and the fabric, which itself conforms to BS4483 or BS4449, is manufactured from cold reduced steel wire complying with BS4482 using the latest computer controlled machinery. All products carry a CARES certificate, an internationally recognised accreditation standard set by the Certification Authority for Reinforced Steels
Fabric products can be readily identified by a unique labelling system, which enables total traceability from pre-rolled coil to finished fabric bundle. All this, together with Kent Wire's strong relationships with suppliers of raw materials, are key factors enabling it to maintain strong emphasis on the high quality and competitiveness of its products.
In addition to the standard range of reinforced fabrics, Kent Wire produces special fabrics according to individual customer specification and fabrics for the Norwegian market, complying with NS3576. Fabrics can be up to sheet size 12 metres long x 3.2 metres wide, with rod diameters up to 12mm on 12mm.
Kent Wire also manufactures cold reduced wire conforming to BS4482 for supply in layer wound coil or straight lengths tailored to customer specification.

The wire has a specified strength of 460N/mm and is available in three profiles - plain round, indented or ribbed. Coils can be supplied in weights ranging from 250kg to 1,750kg and straight lengths up to 12 metres long.