Our History

Milestones of GFG Alliance’s growth

1955

At the age of 13, Parduman K Gupta (PKG) set up his first venture in Ludhiana, India, making steel fasteners for the bicycle industry.


1992

Sanjeev Gupta (SKG) established Liberty House Group as a trading company focused on Africa and Asia while reading Economics and Management at Trinity College, Cambridge University.


1996

PK Gupta (SKG) set up SIMEC as an export and import house in India.


2000

Liberty grew into a commodity trade house focused on ferrous and non-ferrous metals, opening offices in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.


2013

SIMEC opened London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Indian offices as the business re-focused primarily on sustainable power, mining and infrastructure assets.


2014

SIMEC acquired Uskmouth B Power Station in Newport and renamed it SIMEC Uskmouth Power Station (SUP).


2015

SUP restarted.

Liberty Steel Newport began production again after significant restructuring.

Liberty purchase the second largest privately owned engineering business in the UK.


2016

SIMEC secured significant stake in Tidal Lagoon Power.

SIMEC unveiled European headquarters in Geneva.

Acquired Mabey Bridge asset with capability to manufacture wind towers and T-Pylons.

SIMEC unveiled first Liquid Bio Power renewable plant in Newport, Wales.

Liberty reopened the iconic Dalzell steel mill in Scotland.

International business Liberty Metal Recycling launched.

Liberty reopened structural hollow sections mill in South Wales.

Liberty inaugurated new Shanghai office.

Sanjeev Gupta finalised the purchase of Tungsten Bank, renamed to Wyelands Bank Plc.

SIMEC and Liberty acquired hydro power and aluminium smelter operations in Scottish Highlands.


2017

Liberty expanded automotive expertise by acquiring CovPress and Shiftec.

Liberty acquired Tata’s Speciality Steels division.

Liberty acquired 100% of the share capital of Caparo Merchant Bar.

GFG Alliance agrees to purchase Hartlepool mill.

Liberty acquired the UK operations of AMTEK.

GFG Alliance acquired the Arrium Mining & OneSteel operations in Australia.

GFG Alliance reached agreement with Zen Energy to acquire majority stake in the business.

SIMEC entered into unconditional agreement to acquire Green Highland Renewables.

SIMEC Energy and Atlantis Resources join forces to develop tidal power generation.

Liberty entered North American market with the acquisition of the Georgetown steelworks.

2018

SIMEC Mining signed a binding agreement to acquire Glencore’s Tahmoor metallurgical coking coal mine in Australia.

The GFG Alliance made a binding offer for Aluminium Dunkirk.

Liberty acquired Export Metals in Tampa, USA.

The GFG Alliance acquires Trans-World Credit Corporation.

Wyelands Capital acquires equity stake and entered into a strategic partnership with Demica.

Liberty announced as preferred bidder for Amtek Auto India.

SIMEC completes acquisition of Green Highland Renewables business.

SIMEC Mining acquires Tahmoor metallurgical coking coal mine in New South Wales, Australia.

The GFG Alliance enters agreement with Diamond Bank PLC of Nigeria to acquire its UK-regulated banking subsidiary, Diamond Bank (UK) PLC.

Liberty acquires AR Industries, France.

SIMEC Atlantis Resources acquires SIMEC Uskmouth Power.