Emirates Steel looks to boost support for UAE’s downstream industries

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Emirates Steel, the leading integrated steel plant in the Middle East, is currently working to enhance its contribution to the UAE’s downstream industries. 

Currently, the company provides the sector with 90 percent of its needs from high-quality and value-added wire rods and heavy sections products, in line with its effort to support and promote the UAE’s Unified Industrial Brand Identity under the slogan ‘Make it in the Emirates’.

The company utilizes its full potential to offer the products necessary to advance industrial development, following the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology “Operation 300bn”, which aims to increase the contribution of the industrial sector to the country’s GDP from $36 billion to $81 billion by 2031.

The company supplies its wire rod products to many customers in the UAE, including Classic Metallic Sheet Factory, which converts this product into anchor bolts, stud bolts, hex bolts, drywall screws and nuts, etc. Al Khaleej Steel Industries is also using the products of Emirates Steel to make the galvanized wire used for various applications such as cable armoring, fencing, farming applications, and high tensile wire. 

KHK Scaffolding and Formwork are utilizing Emirates Steel’s wire rod to produce building wire mesh, protection netting, fencing nets, barbecue wire nets and cages, and various scaffolding systems, in addition to many other companies that convert our product to value-added products that are exported under the slogan ‘Made in the Emirates’.

Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi
Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi
CEO – Emirates Steel

“The UAE’s downstream industries sector abounds with huge investment opportunities, and we expect this vital sector to witness a major boom in the near future, with the national efforts it is witnessing to advance and enhance its role as a driving force for UAE’s sustainable economic development. In this sense, we are keen to provide high-quality steel products and innovative products with special specifications and grades. This helps our local factories produce high-quality national commodities. Our value-added products are used as raw materials in many industries and sectors such as automotive, machinery and equipment, construction, transportation and energy, among others.”

Coronavirus pandemic has reaffirmed the importance of the UAE’s downstream industries in protecting the nation’s economy, giving local food and health needs, and even supplying raw materials considering the disruption of some global supply chains.

Emirates Steel has gained a solid regional and global reputation in integrated steel manufacturing, in the last two decades, by offering the best-in-class products to its customers in over 40 countries around the world, in line with its vision to be among the top global steel producers.

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