ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited is the largest steel producer on the African continent.
The company has a depth of technical and managerial expertise carefully nurtured since 1928, a reputation for reliability and a sharply defined business focus, which has forged the organization into a modern, highly competitive supplier of steel products to the domestic and global markets.
ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks.
This has been achieved through ongoing alignment with international best practices and a comprehensive understanding of the steel business environment, ensuring the company's continued global competitiveness and participation in international markets.
With an industrial presence in 27 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia andAfrica, ArcelorMittal has a balanced geographic diversity within all the key steel markets, both developing and developed.
The company's strategic emphasis is to ensure that its steel operations meet or better internationally benchmarked standards to remain among the world's lowest cash cost producers of steel.
This emphasis is underpinned by the following strategic tiers:
Leverage core ArcelorMittal processes to drive throughput improvements and cost reductions;
Create more value from the marketing end of the value chain;
Fully align the organisation with the ArcelorMittal group culture; and
Constructively engage external stakeholders.
ArcelorMittal South Africa is the major supplier to the Southern African steel market. With its wide range of products, it services the construction and heavy engineering sectors, pipe and tube manufacturers, the demanding automotive market, as well as the furniture and appliance manufacturing industries. High strength plate and hot rolled strip is used for heavy commercial vehicles and mining equipment. Galvanized and prepainted sheet is used widely for roofing, cladding and rainwater goods. Tinplate and cold rolled sheet are used for a range of applications in the packaging industry. Its wire rod is transformed into cable and fencing material, and is used by the fastener manufacturers.
Domestically, the company plans to expand its leading position in the market through development of new products and growth of the downstream industry, while focusing its international attentions at selective export markets, particularly in Africa.
The company's steel products are marketed internationally through Macsteel International, a joint venture in which ArcelorMittal South Africa holds a 50% interest.
Offices in major centres in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, provide the company with a solid, worldwide infrastructure for the marketing and distribution of its products.
Full Name of Company: ArcelorMittal South Africa Newcastle Works
Nature of Business: Manufacturing
Services / Products: Steel blooms, billets, Rod, Profiles, Rails, etc
Customer Base: RSA and International
No. of Employees: 2000
Auditors / Accountants: Deloitte &Touch
Bankers: Standard Bank