About Us

Our Story

Special Steels Ltd (SSL) are one of Ireland’s leading distributors of Engineering and Stainless Steels, Aluminium and much more. Other types of steel can be sourced from mills and stockists at competitive prices. SSL recently started stocking a Hydraulic range as well as Hard Chrome Plated Rods, Smooth Bore and Honed Bore Tubes.

Established in 1990, we have extensive knowledge and expertise in the complete range of steels and their applications. We offer a full Supply Chain Solution incorporating sourcing; processing; cutting & polishing; HIT delivery on site.

Conveniently located in Ballymount, Dublin 22 in a 22,000 Sq., Ft. warehouse, just 2 mins off the M50 at Exit 10. We are an ISO 9001 2015 company and operate to the highest standard in the industry. All our products are certified, and we have full traceability.

We offer a 24 hour delivery service for product from stock. Non - stock items can usually be delivered within one week. We support the requirements of all metal users, large and small. We source steel from leading steel mills around the world ensuring competitively priced products to the Irish and UK markets.

We have extensive experience of working with the engineering, construction and agricultural sector supplying materials for fabrication, manufacture, refurbishment, or general repair work. We can offer a broad spectrum of products, supplied from a single source. We act as a one-stop shop enabling us to process and deliver to exact requirements for the engineering, maintenance, and manufacturing industries.

At SSL we pride ourselves on ensuring we meet the needs and demands of our customers promptly and efficiently. We have earned a reputation as a quality supplier, always offering value for money and with a friendly service.

Our Mission

As a leader in the steel distribution industry, Special Steels Ltd. is committed to superior customer service through our quality service, dependable delivery, and competitive pricing. While engineering and stainless steel is our business, our real focus is on a commitment to each customer on each order.

Our Product Range

Our range of steel products includes engineering, alloy and stainless steel, aluminium, nickel and much more. We will cut to size - plate and sheet, laser profiled plate and sheet up to and including 25mm thick, cut to length bar, polished flat and profiles, cold formed angles and channels and general machining including boring, milling, drilling and turning.

Why Us?

  • Expertise and extensive knowledge of a wide product range and its applications

  • Next day delivery to you or on site by liaising with your site logistics team

  • Successfully trading since 1990

  • Sourcing steel from leading steel mills around the world ensuring competitively priced products to the Irish and UK markets

  • Located in large warehouse and office complex (22,000 sq. ft) just 2 mins off Jn 9 on M50

  • ISO 9001 2015 certified company

  • Complete Supply Chain Solution incorporating sourcing; processing; cutting & polishing; HIT delivery on site

  • All products are tested and certified

  • We have a Trade Counter on site for customers to drop in and collect competitively priced products

Our Team

  • ray kane

Ray Kane

Ray is the owner and MD of SSL. He has developed long standing relationships with steel mills around the world so SSL can offer its customers the most competitive prices available. He manages the team to ensure it delivers on its promises to customers.

  • lisa dempsey

Lisa Dempsey

Lisa is the Financial Controller with responsibility for HR, quality and the management of the office. With over 10 years with SSL Lisa has overseen many projects including the integration of a stock management system and ISO 9001:2015 certification. Lisa ensures the office is managed efficiently.

  • Dwayne Reddin

Dwayne Reddin

Dwayne is the Sales Manager and he supplies technical information to customers and advice on all different steel grades and is the point of contact for quotations and sales

  • robert mccann

Robert McCann

Robert is the Warehouse Supervisor and looks after the day to day operations of the warehouse. He is responsible for goods inwards and despatch of products to customers and sites.

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Jim Fitzpatrick

Jim is Key Accounts Sales Manager and Logistics. He has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and specialises in carbon steels.


 Special Steels have been a fantastic supplier of Stainless and Carbon materials for us. They source and supply hard to find materials and sizes for our large variety of bespoke products and projects. The highest grade fittings at the right prices backed by knowledgeable professionals in their sales staff with full material traceability. 

Elliot Defina, Production Manager

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 Special Steels have been an integral part of Pressco’s supply chain for many years and continually deliver on-time affordable quality materials. Quality is first and foremost with their team and Pressco appreciates the professionalism demonstrated by Special Steels. 

Richard Casey, Quality Assurance Engineer, Pressco Ltd.

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 Special Steels are a valued supplier to Colbert Engineering where customer service and reliability are at the fore front in what Special Steels adds as a key supplier 

Des Colbert, Managing Director, Colbert Engineering Ltd

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 Special Steels are more than just a steel supplier. They are an integral partner that has helped us develop and grow our business in medical, aerospace and automotive engineering. Their in-depth product knowledge as much as their focus on customer satisfaction has given us an extra edge in the marketplace which in turn has translated into new opportunities for us and Special Steels. We look forward to working with Ray and the team in the future. 

Eamonn Barrett, Director of Sales & Marketing, Shannon Coiled Springs

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