Metalrax Group plc manufactures and supplies various specialist steel products worldwide. It operates in two divisions, Specialist Engineering and Consumer Durables. The Specialist Engineering division offers specialist coating services, which include coating steel for the consumer, automotive, appliances, and printing markets; manufactures, supplies, and services bespoke and specialist handling solutions; and manufactures and installs steel and glass stairways, and balustrades. This division also provides electrical power safety equipment for laboratory and hospital markets; tube manipulation technologies and assemblies for premium automotive/luxury cars and off-highway vehicles; and locks, handles, latches, and ancillary products for access controls–power/construction/specialist vehicles. The Consumer Durables division manufactures and markets consumer bakeware, gadgets, wood and metal wine racks, and bathroom furniture, as well as offers professional catering equipment and bakeware under the Mermaid, Buffet, and Longlife brands. This division offers its products to both retail and commercial markets. The company sells its products and services primarily in the United Kingdom, North America, and the rest of Europe. Metalrax Group plc is based in Birmingham, the United Kingdom. As of April 2, 2013, Metalrax Group plc was taken private.