Headquartered in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, ArcelorMittal South Africa is the largest steel producer in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2021 we made 3.1 million tonnes of finished primary steel. This was 34% more than the amount we produced in 2020 but 42% lower than our output of 4.4 million tonnes in 2019.
Our 10 030 employees and contractors produce both flat and long steel in hundreds of grades and specifications for further value-add by our customers – downstream manufacturers in southern, West and East Africa (and other markets).
The company has a depth of technical and managerial expertise that has been carefully nurtured since its inception in 1928. ArcelorMittal South Africa is well known for its reputation for reliability and a sharply defined business focus, which has forged the organisation into a modern, highly competitive supplier of steel products to the domestic and global markets.
This has been achieved through on-going alignment with international best practices and a comprehensive understanding of the steel business environment, ensuring the company’s continued global competitiveness and participation in international markets.
We are part of the worldwide ArcelorMittal group – which employs more than 160 000 people and produces over 70 million tonnes of crude steel per year.
ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks.
With an industrial presence in 60 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa, ArcelorMittal has a balanced geographic diversity within all the key steel markets, both in developing and developed countries.
Through this association, ArcelorMittal South Africa has access to world-class research and development, best practice processes, aggressive procurement contracts and international market leverage to ensure the company remains at the cutting edge of the international steel industry.
The company’s ability to generate profits and cash throughout the fluctuations of the steel cycle is testimony to the success of years of intensive business re-engineering and the cultivation of a continuous improvement culture that has embedded ArcelorMittal South Africa’s position among the world’s lowest cash cost producers of steel.