Steel plays a major role in our everyday lives. It adds to our quality of life, provides energy efficiency, ensures warmth, transports light, connects people all around the globe and makes our lives secure. It is environmentally sound and utterly reliable. Tried and tested yet always new and exciting, steel is everywhere, making our lives easier.

We find that steel has close links to modern life in a way that scarcely any other material can match. Whether it is in highly engineered machine parts, outstanding in both form and function, the latest cars with their use of high-strength steels, stainless steel sanitary fixtures and fittings or component parts for high-tech equipment, steel is a material with almost limitless applications and one that meets the highest specifications. That looks set to continue into the future, given the significant levels of international investment involved in the constant development of new qualities.