16: ALAM steel
Alam Steel is a regional leader in the steel distribution
Alam Steel is a regional leader in the steel distribution and processing industry, maintaining strong relationships with many of the largest contracting and engineering firms in the region. The company has established itself as a key supplier that can deliver high quality products at competitive prices, on time.
Alam Steel was founded in the UAE in 1979 and its headquarters are in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. Alam is an ISO certified establishment. Alam Steel stocks and distributes the full range of steel products to construction, engineering, and fabrication firms in the region.
The company maintains substantial inventory of material in its logistics facilities around the region.
Investments in warehousing and transport have created a streamlined supply chain allowing Alam Steel to meet clients’ needs for material to be delivered on a just-in-time basis. With 300 employees, Alam is one the largest steel distribution firms in the region selling over 600,000 tons per annum.
Alam Steel Industries (ASI) processes reinforcement bars in a 20,000 square meter facility located in the Dubai Investment Park. The factory is one of the largest of its kind with an annual capacity of almost 360,000 tons.
ASI became the first rebar processing factory in the Middle East to be awarded the prestigious UK based CARES certification in October 2007. The group has also entered into a 50-50 JV with Macsteel to set up a steel service centre that will process plate and sections for the hydrocarbon and other related industries.
The factory will be based in the Jebel Ali Free Zone and is expected to begin operations by 2011. Alam Steel International is responsible for leveraging the group’s sourcing, logistics, and financial strength to conduct direct mill to customer trading into the MENA, and South East Asian markets.