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 establish his own business. 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 flat and square bars 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 an independent species and we are proud to preserve our status as an independent privately owned company.