Category: Macsteel In The Media

Towing the quality line with Macsteel

Ever thought about the significance of your towbar? Ever considered the consequences of it breaking? That little steel ball that protrudes out of the rear bumper has an enormous amount of engineering in it. But that means very little if the quality of steel it’s made from isn’t of the

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Fluid power merger bearing fruits

Macsteel’s June 2020 merger of two of its business units – Fluid Control and Pipes, Fitting and Flanges – into Macsteel Fluid Control is paying off with the new unit having achieved the forecast growth it set out to achieve.

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Commercial viability a drive force

Commercial sustainability in tough economic conditions remains one of the driving forces behind Macsteel’s business transformation journey.  In June 2020, Macsteel merged Macsteel Trading Pipes, Fitting and Flanges into Macsteel Fluid Control, which has since achieved the forecast growth it set out to achieve.  The merger required an extensive change

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SA steel magnate Eric Samson dies

Samson, who was credited with building up private company Macsteel, died at age 83 in California. Steel tycoon and philanthropist Eric Samson, best known for building up Macsteel — one of SA’s largest private companies — has died.

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Innovation through composite construction

Steel and concrete are the most commonly used construction materials. Innovation comes to life when you intrinsically connect two load-carrying structural members to deflect as a single unit, this is termed as composite construction.  Composite construction provides a method of using two materials together so as to utilise each material

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Innovation through composite construction

Steel and concrete are the most commonly used construction materials. Innovation comes to life when you intrinsically connect two load-carrying structural members to deflect as a single unit, this is termed as composite construction.  Composite construction provides a method of using two materials together so as to utilise each material

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Macsteel takes extension of import duties to court

SA’s largest steel merchant says the hasty extension of the import duties is driving up costs and threatening jobs. Macsteel, the largest steel merchant in SA, has taken the government to court over an allegedly unlawful extension of steel import duties that would bring additional hardship to ailing downstream industries.

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Macsteel takes extension of import duties to court

SA’s largest steel merchant says the hasty extension of the safeguard duties is driving up costs and threatening jobs Macsteel, the largest steel merchant in SA, has taken the government to court over an allegedly unlawful extension of steel import duties that would bring additional hardship to ailing downstream industries.   

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Complexity in design – Capitec Project Ikhaya

In January 2019 Macsteel partnered with Aecom & LRJ Steel on a project for the design and development of Capitec Bank’s new head office and adjoining parking structure.  Succeeding the consultation with the architect, the understanding was to design and build a contemporary, open office building that allowed for a

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Top 5 steel companies in South Africa 

Steel business in South Africa continues to be a major source of employment despite facing challenges. We look at Top 5 steel companies in South Africa:Macsteel Exports sells and distributes Macsteel’s wide range of locally manufactured products and value added steel services internationally. Staffed with a customer focused team with

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