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History

Pro-Roll Ltd – Continuing Sheffield’s long history of specialist steel production.

Pro-Roll Ltd started life back in 2000 as a small-quantity specialist hand rolling mill, fulfilling a gap in the industry after the closure of several small rolling mills in the Sheffield area. Making our home in the historic Little Matlock Rolling Mill in Loxley, Pro-Roll set-out with the business model of providing a bespoke service, dedicated to quality in the processing of specialised alloys for a variety of industries.

Since our establishment in 2000, our levels of expertise in the rolling of "difficult" materials continually developed, along with a host of more common grades of Steel, Alloys and Metals for industries such as; Aerospace, Oilfield Engineering, Bio-Medical Implants, Defence, Architectural, Construction, Electronics, & Marine. Our main emphasis was as a hireworker; producing bars rolled to size or section shape from customer-supplied material, however as our name grew, we began to offer a complete supply package, from starting billet to finished bar, as and when our customers required.

Quality service, from start to finish

In August 2012, Pro-Roll opened up a brand-new bar finishing division close to the current mill facilities, to bring “in-house” a lot of the processes that we had previously subcontracted. Fully equipped with a state-of-the-art pulse-fired heat treatment furnace, centreless grinding machines, bar straightening resources and bandsaws, as well as ultrasonic and hardness testing capabilities, the Claywheels Lane facility allowed Pro-Roll to further its expertise in the handling and processing of specialist alloys.

A new home

Our most-recent expansion has seen us move to Pluto Works, off Penistone Road in Hillsborough. Pro-Roll acquired the site at the end of 2016, combining together for the first time, all of its rolling and bar finishing activities onto one site. This new expansion allowed us to further our capabilities and processes, most notably giving us the ability to melt our own product.

And now…

Pro-Roll’s dedication to quality product and service continues to this day. Carrying on this legacy, we continue to develop and grow, proud to be a key name in Sheffield’s history of steel manufacturers.