Category: Press Releases

Macsteel focuses on customer centricity by relocating to a new home

To provide a more customer-centric approach to servicing their customers, Macsteel Service Centres SA (Pty) Ltd is moving into a state-of-the-art facility in Johannesburg. Macsteel City is located at 233 Barbara Rd, Elandsfontein, and is designed to benefit Macsteel customers by offering much larger inventory, speed of deliveries, and efficiencies.

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Macsteel enhances customer experience with the upgrade of Macsteel’s online shop

Macsteel, Africa’s leading merchandiser, and distributor of steel has revamped its online shop with improved functionality, to provide a better customer experience.  The online shop, www.shop.macsteel.co.za will help drive one of Macsteel’s business imperatives of becoming a more customer-centric business. www.shop.macsteel.co.za will be one of South Africa’s largest online shops in the steel industry,

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It’s about more than just selling valves, it’s about selling solutions

Macsteel Fluid Control understands that water is a strategic natural resource for South Africa and for the mining sector. Equipment reliability, water resource management and operational efficiency are essential in ensuring sustainable, long-term success in the area of water management. Macsteel Fluid Control’s business approach focusses on providing a complete

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Tom Cowan standing in Macsteel head office

Tom Cowan appointed as Macsteel Group Chief Operating Officer

Tom Cowan, seasoned engineer and talented professional who holds a BEng (Mech) degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA degree from the University of Pretoria has been appointed the new chief operating officer of Macsteel Service Centres South Africa.  Cowan has been in the steel industry for 29 years;

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Macsteel launches Macsteel Express

Germiston, Johannesburg, 01 June 2021 – Macsteel has launched the third of its independently owned Macsteel Express franchise partnerships in Nelspruit today.  Macsteel launched the first of its two Franchise partner concept outlets in February this year in Klerksdorp and Welkom. Mike Benfield, Macsteel CEO says, “we recognised the need for

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Towing the quality line

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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Commercial viability a driving force

Johannesburg, 25 March 2021 – 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

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Big Boost for KG Montjane as Macsteel Donate Custom Wheelchair

The aspirations of the South African internationally-ranked wheelchair player, Kgothatso “KG” Montjane, received a further boost with the handover of a custom-made wheelchair courtesy of African leading steel manufacturer and supplier, Macsteel. KG is South Africa’s  & Africa’s No1 ranked  women’s wheelchair tennis player. Having  just returned from participating at

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Macsteel returns to work

Macsteel welcomes the return to work of its employees this morning as the impasse between unionised and non-unionised workers is resolved. The company reached a mutual consensus with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) late yesterday. Macsteel regrets the need for these retrenchments but remains committed to

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Macsteel Media Statement

Macsteel confirms that there is a protected strike, taking place today by employees who are primarily members of NUMSA.  The notice has complied with relevant legislation and as a result, the strike is protected. Macsteel regrets the need for these 99 retrenchments in its continued efforts to adapt to worsening

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Macsteel – Steeling ourselves for the future

The South African steel production and steel manufacturing industries have experienced a significant decline since the 2009 financial crisis. The reduced activity across all sectors of the economy has affected the demand for steel products and Covid-19 has further exacerbated the situation. The current difficulties in continuity of supply from

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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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First impressions create lasting impressions

First impressions are especially important in the hospitality industry since the opinions a guest forms when they first arrive at a resort and walk into a lobby for the first time are permanent. Resort and hotel managers and owners know and understand how vital a happy guest is to maintaining

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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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Macsteel Cellular beams, a star of Douala Grand Mall

A pillar of the steel and construction market, the South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) announced the 2020 Steel Awards winners online in a virtual ceremony hosted on Thursday, 15 October 2020. With the understanding of the tough current economic climate, the Steel Awards nominations were once again viewed

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The Nuts and Bolts of Steel

The South African steel production and steel manufacturing industries have been facing a significant decline since the 2009 financial crisis. However, despite the current demand for steel being under severe pressure, the potential for growth once the local economy improves is strong.  Granville Rolfe, Senior Regional Manager for Macsteel Trading

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