Alam processes rebar for region

BIG 5: Alam Steel Industries, a subsidiary of Alam Steel, has become the first rebar processing factory in the Middle East to obtain the Certificate of Approval from UK CARES.

Alam Steel Industries, a subsidiary of Alam Steel, has become the first rebar processing factory in the Middle East to obtain the Certificate of Approval from UK CARES.

The certification was awarded for the company's compliance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001 2000 and the relevant UK CARES quality requirements for rebar processing to BS8666.

Ben Bowsher, the executive director of UK CARES presented the certificate to Shyam Bhatia, Alam Steel Industries' chairman, yesterday.

"With the vast amount of construction activity in the region it is imperative that the entire steel reinforcement supply chain is certificated," he said.

"It is not sufficient for consultants to specify CARES-certificated rebar alone and have it processed by a non-CARES approved processor. Such rebar, processed incorrectly and without the necessary controls, may not comply with the specification and may even be a risk to the concrete structure."

The certification means that Alam Steel Industries will be entitled to use the CARES mark on all of its reinforcing steel products.

"We have always been leaders of innovation within the steel industry and being the first processing factory to be accredited by CARES reinforces that position," said Vikram Bhatia, director at Alam Steel.

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