Category: Press Releases

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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Building a solid career in the steel business

A career in the steel and manufacturing industry does not always stand out amongst the options that young people might be considering, however it can be extremely rewarding if you hold the development of South Africa’s industrial growth and economic development close to your heart Carol Lloyd, Macsteel General Manager

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To Rebuild the Economy, Look to the Foundations

Macsteel’s CEO Mike Benfield believes that revitalising the domestic steel industry is not only possible, it is essential if the economy is to regain a growth trajectory and create jobs.  Here are his suggestions on four critical steps that should be implemented to fortify the local ailing steel industry and

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Smaller Business Focus for Freestock Division

No matter their size, customer satisfaction and finding solutions for their needs is a pillar which has long characterised Macsteel’s customer-centric approach to steel sales. With this in mind, Macsteel’s Freestock division supplies smaller businesses with material at a reasonable price. Based in Dyson Road, Wadeville, the Freestock division mainly

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