50 YEARS EXPERIENCE
A BIT ABOUT US
We have over 50 years of experience working in the steel industry.
FIVE GENERATIONS IN THE STEEL INDUSTRY
Simon Bluff has been working in the steel industry for 35 years, but his connection to the industry runs much deeper. Simon can trace his family’s involvement in the steel industry back five generations.
Simon’s great great grandfather Joseph Bluff was the first to work in the steel industry, as a crucible maker. Joseph’s sons and grandsons followed him into steel, as did his great grandson, Simon’s father, Arnold Bluff. In 1971 Arnold founded Taylor Forgings. The business grew steadily, soon acquiring a reputation for quality, reliability and a great deal of steel engineering expertise.
Over the years Taylor Forgings has been involved in many high-profile projects. Steel machined by Taylor Forgings was used in the first MRI scanners, the company played a major role in India with supply of specialist steel for the railway signals, each UK submarine has considerable quantities of Taylor Forgings’ material in its turbines and every UK nuclear facility contains Taylor Forgings’ stainless.
Today Taylor Forgings Ltd is owned by Simon and Jill Bluff. Their belief in the need for continual business development is reflected in their investment in four key areas. Firstly, in finding the best people to work at all levels of the business, from apprenticeships to key management positions. Secondly in facilities, with their move in 2018 to a 5200 sqm factory on Acres Hill Lane in Sheffield. Thirdly in the best equipment for the job. To complement the existing manual machine shop Taylor Forgings Ltd now boasts 6 CNC machines. These include 2 state of the art SFM lathes with maximum bed lengths of 5 metres & maximum shaft diameters of 1 metre. The most recent acquisition in March 2023 was a Dah Lih MCV-1060 VMC to update the growing milling section. Finally, the desire to bring as many operations in house meant the investment in 2019 of a brand new 26 Tonne flatbed lorry & the introduction of in-house NDT, Taylor NDT. Nearly 50 years since the business was founded the company is looking forward to the next 50 years.
“For more than fifty years my family has been working the world’s finest steels in the world’s leading steel city. Today we ship steel to all corners of the globe. Steel is in our blood”
Simon Bluff, co-owner and Managing Director