Essar Steel opens Jebel Ali facility

DUBAI - Essar Steel Processing and Distribution, or ESPD, part of India’s Essar Steel, on Monday announced the commissioning of service centre facility that will cater to the needs of customers in Middle East and neighbouring regions.

By (Staff Report)

Published: Tue 21 Jun 2011, 11:32 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 4:51 AM

This is the third facility after the one in the UK for the European region and one in Indonesia that cater to East Asian market. With this, ESPD has ramped up its international service centre capacity to one million tonne per annum. ESPD, the flat steel processing arm of Indian steel major, is targeting to become five million tonne per annum capacity servicing chain.

Vikram Amin, Executive Director (Sales & Marketing) said, “Middle East is a natural market for us since we are located on the west coast of India. The facility at Dubai is part of our distribution strategy to enhance our reach to customers and improve our customer centricity, reliability of delivery and thus supports us in becoming the steel maker of choice for large and small customers.”

Located in Jebel Ali Free Zone South, Dubai, ESPDF has a processing capacity of 250,000 tonnes per annum.

This facility will supply world class, mill guaranteed, quality products to customers in the region. Processed material will be shipped to countries like Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain by road.

With the advantage of port facilities, Essar Steel will make shipments from the single largest single location 10 MTPA plant at Hazira in Gujarat to the ESPDF at Dubai for providing custom made steel products to valuable clients. Besides, catering to Middle East region, the markets in the neighboring areas will also be explored by ESPDF Dubai.

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