ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd is the African continent’s largest integrated steel producer, producing 7,1 million tonnes of liquid steel per annum with a staff headcount of 9 100. Established in 1928, the company, through its ongoing alignment with international best practices, has been forged into a modern, highly competitive supplier of steel products to the domestic and global markets.
ArcelorMittal South Africa's core businesses are flat and long steel products. The company has four major South African steel operations in Vanderbijlpark and Saldanha (flat steel products) and in Newcastle and Vereeniging (long steel products) and one bar and rebar mill in Maputo, Mozambique.
In addition, the company operates a metallurgical by-products processing division, ArcelorMittal South Africa Coke & Chemicals, formerly known as Suprachem. The division processes ArcelorMittal South Africa's coke battery by-products and operates two coke batteries in Pretoria and Vanderbijlpark, which are no longer required for the steel making process.
Flat Steel Products
The company's flat steel operations in Vanderbijlpark and Saldanha together produce 5,1 million tonnes of liquid steel per annum making it the largest supplier of these commodities in sub-Saharan Africa. ArcelorMittal Vanderbijlpark, ArcelorMittal South Africa's largest operation south of Johannesburg, produces 3.8 million tonnes of liquid steel per annum, which constitutes 80% of South Africa’s flat steel requirements.
Extensive re-engineering and streamlining of this operation has anchored its position among the world’s most efficient producers. The Vanderbijlpark plant is ranked among the world's lowest cash-cost producers of steel.
The Vanderbijlpark plant produces a range of high-grade products, including:
- Hot rolled steel coils;
- Hot rolled steel plate;
- Cold rolled steel coils;
- Hot dip galvanized steel coils;
- Electrolytically galvanised steel coils;
- Colour coated steel coils; and
- Electrolytic tin plate coils and sheets.
Long Steel Products
ArcelorMittal Saldanha is the world’s most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly steel mill, producing ultra thin hot rolled coil for stringent applications in select export markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The state-of-the-art plant produces 1.24 million tonnes of liquid steel per annum.
The product specifications for the mills hot roll coil are:
- Thickness: 1mm - 8,5mm
- Width: 900mm - 1 560mm
- Length: 300m - 2 300m
- Max coil diameter: 2000mm
- Max coil mass: 28 tonnes; and
- KIM value of coil: 18kg/mm width.
ArcelorMittal's Newcastle and Vereeniging operations, are South Africa’s premier long steel producers, servicing 52% of the local market. The Newcastle mill in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province and the Vereeniging mill in the Gauteng Province, together account for total sales of 1.9 million tonnes yearly. Of the 1.9 million tonnes of long steel produced per annum, 1,79 million tonnes is rolled profile products, 95 000 tonnes is seamless tube and 20 000 tonnes is forged products.
The Newcastle and Vereeniging plants' profile products range includes:
- Billets and blooms
- Sections (heavy & light)
- Wire rod
- Standards & droppers
- Window sections
- Forging products
- Seamless pipes
In addition, the Vereeniging mill seamless tube range includes:
- Seamless line pipes
- Seamless casing and tubing
Vereeniging Steel’s forge product range includes:
- Thick-wall tubes
- Step forgings, rings, disks and blocks
- Tool steels
- Stainless steels
- Rise bore pipes
The SABS ISO 9002 Code of Practice for Quality Systems was adopted by all ArcelorMittal South Africa operations to ensure that only products of the highest quality are dispatched. In addition, ArcelorMittal South Africa Flat Products complies with the Lloyds Register, TÜV Rheinland, Material Certification and American Shipping Bureau quality standards, and ArcelorMittal South Africa Profile Products with the API quality standard.
ArcelorMittal South Africa Sales & Marketing
Tel: +27 16 889 3661
Fax: +27 16 889 2022
ArcelorMittal South Africa Head office
Address: Delfos Boulevard - Vanderbijlpark
ArcelorMittal South Africa - Coke & Chemicals (Pretoria)
Frikkie Meyer Road
Phone 012 380 2536
Fax 012 380 2290
ArcelorMittal South Africa - Coke & Chemicals (Vanderbijlpark)
Phone 016 889 6401
Fax 016 889 9252
ArcelorMittal South Africa Newcastle Works
Phone 034 314 7911
Fax: 034 318 1341
ArcelorMittal South Africa - Pretoria Works
Frikkie Meyer Road
Phone 012 380 2510
Fax: 012 380 2117
ArcelorMittal South Africa - Saldanha Works
Phone 022 709 4000
Fax: 022 709 4200
ArcelorMittal South Africa - Vanderbijlpark Works
Phone 016 889 9111
Fax 016 889 4318
ArcelorMittal South Africa - Vereeniging Works
273 General Hertzog Road
Phone 016 440 3000
Fax 016 454 3139