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Key players of the steel industry in Pakistan

Out of some 56 participants, following are the key players of the steel industry in Pakistan:

Pakistan Steel Mills Corporation (Pvt) Ltd

Established in 1985, Pakistan Steel is Pakistan’s leading steel producer with a production capacity of 1.1 million tons per year. The company specializes in the production of flat steel products including, billets, slabs, hot rolled coils, cold rolled coils, galvanized sheets/coils/formed sections and corrugated sheets. The company is vital to the supply of high quality and cost-effective steel products to the domestic market. Pakistan Steel’s constant efforts in continuous improvement and quality management have resulted in accreditation in ISO 9001, 14001, 17025, SA 8000 and OHSAS 18001.

Product Line: Billets, Hot Rolled, Cold Rolled, Galvanized, Form Section, Pig iron, Coke, Oxygen & Nitrogen, Refractory Bricks, Coal Tar, Granulated Slag, Boulder Slag, Ammonium Sulphate.

Abbas Steel Industries Pvt Ltd

Abbas Group of Companies specialize in low carbon and high carbon steel products such as wire rod, bars and deformed bars and bailing hoops etc. Abbas Steel Group is growing at a very rapid pace to cope with increasing challenges of the steel industry. With the superior strategic planning of top management and steady efforts of employees the company is now one of the leading manufacturers of high quality steel in Pakistan. The company have a qualitative and technological edge over their competitors in the steel industry. The company aim is to capture the majority share of the steel industry in Pakistan.

Product Line: low and high carbon Wire Rod, Plan bars/debars and Baling Hoops.

Aisha Steel Mills Limited

Aisha Steel Mills Limited (ASML) was incorporated in 2005 to set up a steel mill in the downstream Industrial Estate of Pakistan Steel, Bin Qasim Karachi. Three renowned groups i.e. “UNIVERSAL METAL CORPORATION JAPAN”, “METAL ONE” (group company of Mitsubishi Corporation Japan) and “ARIF HABIB GROUP” have entered into a joint venture to run and operate the steel mill. Keeping in mind the market potential with the growing demand and non-availability of manufacturing facilities for value added steel products such as, Cold Rolled Coils (CRC), the Group set up a state of the art steel mill for manufacturing value added steel products to cater to the requirements of various segments of the industry. The project caters to the requirements of value added products used by various segments of the industry such as auto sector and engineering sector in Pakistan. At present these products are imported by the industry, therefore this project serves as import substitute for the country. The steel mill offers the company a distinctive edge in the field for reasons such as, it is the largest steel mill in the private sector, and most importantly ASML produce CRC in thickness and grades not produced by Pakistan Steel and other local manufacturers thus creating a niche market for the company.

Product Line: Cold Rolled Coils, Electrolytic Cleaning Line – Recoiling Line – Roll Grinding Shop – Water Treatment

Amreli Steels (Pvt) Ltd

Amreli Steels (Pvt) Ltd is one of the largest manufacturers of steel reinforcement bars in Pakistan. The company’s product mix includes mild steel plain bars, high tensile twisted bars and hot rolled deformed bars. Great emphasis is placed on rigid quality control policies within the firm, which results in the highest quality products being produced.

Product Line: Hot Rolled Deformed Bars, M. S. Plain Bars, Cold Twisted Steel Bars, Ribbed Bar.

Cables & Conductor Limited

CCL was incorporated in 1994. The company have the latest steel wing and efficient machines for High Carbon Steel Wire Rope and laboratory equipment. The company is ISO 9002 certified.

Product Line: Steel Wire Ropes, Silver & Copper Conductors, PVC Cables, Power Cables, PC Strand and all type of high carbon Steel wires.


Mughal Steel

Mughal Steel Mills (Pvt) Ltd is one of the leading steel manufacturing industry in Pakistan. Mughal Steel produces 219,000 tons of steel per annum, which is the next highest output after ASML. The durability and quality of Mughal Steel is equally appreciated on national and international level. The company possesses facilities of re-rolling and steel aligning. Mughal Steel also manufactures alloy metal and carbon steel. All the products of Mughal Steel Mills are produced according to the international standards.

Product Line: Billets- Mild steel, Spring Steel, Stainless Steel, High/Low Carbon Steel, ASTM A 615 Steel, Long Rolled – Deformed Steel Bars ASTM A 615 G-60& G – 40, Earthquake Resistant Steel Bar, T Beams/Bars, Ferros- High Carbon Ferro Manganese, Silicon Manganese, Ferro Chrome.

Agha Steel Industries

It is one of Pakistan’s leading steel mills located in the vicinity of Port Qasim. Their masterpiece products guarantee the lowest level of impurities by manufacturing billets through the exclusive Electric Arc Furnace technology route.

Products: ASTM A706 Deformed Grade 60, ASTM A615 Deformed Grade 60, E-Bar G500+ and low and high carbon.

Peoples Steel Mills Ltd

They have a world class alloy and special steel manufacturer plant located in Karachi, Pakistan. It was set-up by the Government of Pakistan in 1975 with Japanese assistance.

In order to keep pace with emerging technologies, the plant was upgraded in 1996 through a comprehensive balancing & modernization program with the technical assistance of VAIS, INTECO and Bohler of Austria. The plant is now equipped with modern melting, refining, degassing, electro slag re-melting and necessary casting, rolling and forging facilities with an annual capacity of 70,000 metric tons. Product quality is assured through modern material testing facilities and well-trained staff. The plant has the capability to produce steels according to all major international quality standards and to date has manufactured more than 300 steel grades.

Peoples Steel enjoys the highest market share in the alloy and special steel market of Pakistan. A diversified base of customers includes high profile illustrious end users in automotive, defense, machinery construction, special/high rise buildings, transportation and engineering sectors. Components manufactured from steel are supplied to renowned European & Japanese automobile manufacturers.

The writer is a Karachi based freelance columnist and is a banker by profession. He could be reached on Twitter @ReluctantAhsan

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