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Sheffield Steel Products (SSP)

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Back in the early postwar years my father worked for a company by the name of Sheffield Steel Products (SSP) Can anyone tell me if this company is still in existence today, or what became of it?

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Edmund

Have a look at Graces Guide here:  https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Sheffield_Steel_Products

They went into Administration in May 1998 and limped along until a liquidator was appointed in January 2005. The final meeting of the liquidation process was held in April 2007:

Final Meetings

SHEFFIELD STEEL PRODUCTS LIMITED

(Company Number 03583879) Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 106 of the Insolvency Act 1986, that the Final Meetings of Members and Creditors of the above-named Company will be held at The P&A Partnership, 93 Queen Street, Sheffield S1 1WF, on 17 April 2007, at 11.00 am and 11.15 am, to receive an account showing how the winding-up of the Company has been conducted and the property of the Company disposed of, and to hear any explanation that may be given by the Liquidator. A Member or Creditor entitled to vote at the above Meetings may appoint a proxy to attend in his place. It is not necessary for the proxy to be a Member or Creditor. Proxy forms must be returned to the offices of The P&A Partnership, 93 Queen Street, Sheffield S1 1WF, not later than 12.00 noon on the last working day before the Meeting. P A Revill, Joint Liquidator 6 March 2007.

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Old rider

I used to go there to repair machines. If I remember correctly originally it was at Templeborough just before the Rotherham boundary then they moved to factory on the industrial estate near the bottom of Wincobank hill. By that time the majority of their work was making wheelbraces for garages and single ones for Vauxhall / general motors and V.W. However  Vauxhall / general motors kept forcing down the price they paid. I was told that the contract originally was for 70 pence per spanner but the constant demand to reduce prices general motors forced the price down to 40 pence. In trying to reduce cost to stay in business they lost the V.W. contract by reducing the quality of the ones sent to VW. Then because the general motors ones did not pay at 40p they went bust. The induction heater and forging press was sold to India.

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