Headquartered in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, ArcelorMittal South Africa is the largest steel producer on the African continent., with a production capacity, in a normal year, of 7 million tonnes of liquid steel per annum , after taking into account various yield factors, amounts to approximately 5.5 million tonnes of saleable steel products. The company supplies over 60% of the steel used in South Africa and exports the rest to sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere.
The company has a depth of technical and managerial expertise that has been carefully nurtured since its inception in 1928. ArcelorMittal South Africa is well known for its reputation for reliability and a sharply defined business focus, which has forged the organisation into a modern, highly competitive supplier of steel products to the domestic and global markets.
This has been achieved through on-going 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.
ArcelorMittal South Africa's global standing is further underpinned as part of the world’s largest steel producer, the ArcelorMittal Group. The company is the world's number one steel company employing 191 248 employees worldwide.
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.
With an industrial presence in 60 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa, ArcelorMittal has a balanced geographic diversity within all the key steel markets, both in developing and developed countries.
Through this association, ArcelorMittal South Africa has access to world-class research and development, best practice processes, aggressive procurement contracts and international market leverage to ensure the company remains at the cutting edge of the international steel industry.
ArcelorMittal South Africa - Fast Facts
- Founded in 1928.
- Headquarters in Vanderbijlpark in South Africa’s Gauteng Province.
- Over 7 000 employees.
- Annual electricity consumption of 600 MW.
- Annual water consumption of 22 000 Mlt.
- Global standing underpinned by being part of the world’s largest steel producer
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