The Research, Development and Technology (RD&T) business of Tata Steel Europe combines top class innovation with cutting edge technology to deliver ‘metals solutions’ in a constantly changing world.
The department works closely with customers to ensure they get all the support they need to enable them to design new products and applications.
The manufacturing processes are continually upgraded and they use the latest methods in process analysis and design, product design, modelling / simulation, prototyping and application development. The large-scale test facilities permit new products to be tested on an industrial scale, such as can making, production of blanks for car parts, brazing of aluminium radiator elements and corrosion testing of civil constructions.
RD&T employs almost 950 researchers across Britain and the Netherlands and supplies ‘metal solutions’ to Tata Steel Europe sites around the world. It also works in collaboration with universities and research institutes all over the world as well as with key customers in the automotive, transport, packaging and construction areas.
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