Leading Distributor and Processor of Engineering Steels

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Our Special Steels Division is the leading distributor and processor of engineering steels in South Africa. We operate as the crucial link between steel producers and consumers of high-grade special steels, satisfying their requirements for flexibility and reliability. Our national footprint consists of branches across the country which is further supported by the Macsteel Group branch network.

Our operations in Dunswart provide thermal treatment of finished metal components and/or un-worked metal using processes that improve metallurgical properties to meet the customers’ requirements. Some of our unique specialised offerings to our customers include a world-class in-house laboratory providing various metallurgical services, such as destructive and non-destructive testing and the conducting of metallurgical investigations.

Our extensive steel solution includes our bright bar facility in Meyerton and additional warehousing and distribution facilities in Durban. The bright bar facility manufactures and supplies bright steel shafting that complies with the most stringent tolerances and specifications to both domestic and international markets.

Leading Distributor and Processor of Engineering Steels

Our Special Steels Division is the leading distributor and processor of engineering steels in South Africa. We operate as the crucial link between steel producers and consumers of high-grade special steels, satisfying their requirements for flexibility and reliability. Our national footprint consists of branches across the country which is further supported by the Macsteel Group branch network.

Our operations in Dunswart provide thermal treatment of finished metal components and/or un-worked metal using processes that improve metallurgical properties to meet the customers’ requirements. Some of our unique specialised offerings to our customers include a world-class in-house laboratory providing various metallurgical services, such as destructive and non-destructive testing and the conducting of metallurgical investigations.

Our extensive steel solution includes our bright bar facility in Meyerton and additional warehousing and distribution facilities in Durban. The bright bar facility manufactures and supplies bright steel shafting that complies with the most stringent tolerances and specifications to both domestic and international markets.

Value Added Services

Our comprehensive value-added services are designed to deliver premium steel solutions backed by quality, efficiency, and reliability. From steel supplies and turnkey solutions to expert support, we have you covered at every stage of your project.

Our Services Include:

Non-Destructive Testing, Magnetic Particle Inspection and Ultrasonic Testing line, Metallurgical Services, ISO 9001 Compliance, Chemical Analysis, Tensile and impact testing, Hardness test. Integrated Heat Treatment facility. Technical Support.

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Value Added Services

Our comprehensive value-added services are designed to deliver premium steel solutions backed by quality, efficiency, and reliability. From steel supplies and turnkey solutions to expert support, we have you covered at every stage of your project.

Our Services Include:

Non-Destructive Testing, Magnetic Particle Inspection and Ultrasonic Testing line, Metallurgical Services, ISO 9001 Compliance, Chemical Analysis, Tensile and impact testing, Hardness test. Integrated Heat Treatment facility. Technical Support.

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Specialists

Meet our team of industry professionals at Macsteel – where expertise meets precision. Our team is built with dedicated specialists ready to inform, guide and support you along the way to ensure the best outcome for your projects.

Chris Herselman

Carbon and Stainless Steel

Lebogang Mathipa

Metallurgical Services

Gloria Hlatshwayo

Special Steels Products

Yolandi Botha

Bright Bar Products

Industries

The Engineering industry is supplied with a comprehensive range of Speciality Steels by Macsteel. Whether it be for general or highly specialised engineering applications, our extensive range of Special Steels and Bright Bar products cover Carbon and Alloy grades for various applications to meet the specifications of the Engineering industry. Our in-house Cut to size, Heat Treatment and Metallurgical Services facilities adds to our portfolio of value added services to this sector.

The automotive industry sector is supplied with a comprehensive range of products by Macsteel. This sector includes OEM’s for body panels and a host of other companies that supply parts and accessories. These products include specialised sheet and plate grades, as well as unique high-strength steels including Bright Bars, Black Bars, Stainless Steel and Hot Rolled Tubes.

At Macsteel, we supply most South African Manufacturing companies. Including, but not limited to those involved in the manufacturing of equipment, heavy machinery, rail, marine, transport, and furniture. Products supplied to the industry include Long Products, Sheet, Plate, High-Grade Steels, Wear Resistant Steels, Rail Sections, Bright and Black Bars, Tube and Pipe.

Whether directly or indirectly, we are the supplier of choice for most Mining contracts and projects. Products we offer the sector include Long Products such as Cellular Beams, Sheets, Plates, Cold Formed Sections, Tube, Pipes, Pipelines, Pumps, Valves, Rock Props, Conveyor Tubes, Vastrap, and specialized High-Grade and Hard Wear-Resisting Steels that include the VRN and CREUSABRO Grades.

Industries

  • Engineering

    The Engineering industry is supplied with a comprehensive range of Speciality Steels by Macsteel. Whether it be for general or highly specialised engineering applications, our extensive range of Special Steels and Bright Bar products cover Carbon and Alloy grades for various applications to meet the specifications of the Engineering industry. Our in-house Cut to size, Heat Treatment and Metallurgical Services facilities adds to our portfolio of value added services to this sector.

  • Automotive

    The automotive industry sector is supplied with a comprehensive range of products by Macsteel. This sector includes OEM’s for body panels and a host of other companies that supply parts and accessories. These products include specialised sheet and plate grades, as well as unique high-strength steels including Bright Bars, Black Bars, Stainless Steel and Hot Rolled Tubes.

  • Industrial Manufacturing

    At Macsteel, we supply most South African Manufacturing companies. Including, but not limited to those involved in the manufacturing of equipment, heavy machinery, rail, marine, transport, and furniture. Products supplied to the industry include Long Products, Sheet, Plate, High-Grade Steels, Wear Resistant Steels, Rail Sections, Bright and Black Bars, Tube and Pipe.

  • Mining

    Whether directly or indirectly, we are the supplier of choice for most Mining contracts and projects. Products we offer the sector include Long Products such as Cellular Beams, Sheets, Plates, Cold Formed Sections, Tube, Pipes, Pipelines, Pumps, Valves, Rock Props, Conveyor Tubes, Vastrap, and specialized High-Grade and Hard Wear-Resisting Steels that include the VRN and CREUSABRO Grades.

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    Take a deep dive into our product range with our collection of downloadable catalogues. Whether you’re looking to find out more about our product offering, need more information on product and material specifications, or want to get technical – our catalogues contain everything you need to know.

    Products

    Your one-stop destination for a wide array of high-quality steel solutions is here. Browse our diverse product offerings, all designed to meet your specific requirements. Whether you're in search of structural steel, turnkey roofing solutions, special steels and precision components, we have all the right products to drive your projects forward.

    Alloy Steel Solid Round Bars
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    Alloy Steel Solid Round Bars
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    Bright Bar - Hex Drawn
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    Bright Bar - Hex Drawn
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    Bright Bar - Round Drawn
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    Bright Bar - Round Drawn
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    Bright Bar - Round Peeled
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    Bright Bar - Round Peeled
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    Carbon Steel Bar
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    Carbon Steel Bar
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    Carbon Steel Solid Round / Square Bars
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    Carbon Steel Solid Round / Square Bars
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What additional processes do you offer?

      Macsteel offers comprehensive cut to length services, using 40 saws that include 6 high speed CNC saws for high speed cutting to close tolerances. Macsteel has a fully equipped heat treatment facility that is used to heat treat material for in house stocking purposes and customer’s own materials. Macsteel has a fully equipped laboratory that is able to offer metallurgical services to our customers.

    • Do you offer delivery services?

      Macsteel delivers locally using a fleet of delivery vehicles and nationally via an extensive branch network. Macsteel’s delivery lead times are +- 2-3 days which is industry standard depending on quantities and processes required.

    • What is the origin of the material you stock?

      The local market primarily uses the BS970 range of steels. These steels are sourced both locally and internationally and conform in all aspects to the BS970 standards.  Other grades and specifications are available upon enquiry.

    • What is the difference between drawn bar and peeled bar?

      During the drawing process, the black bar scale layer is partially removed by shot blasting and then sized and elongated to tight dimensional and straightness tolerances which also enhances the mechanical properties of the steel grade.  The peeling process removes the entire scale and decarb layer (porosity) from the black bar.  In this instance, the mechanical properties of the steel grade remain in “as rolled” condition.

    • Why use bright drawn bar instead of black bar?

      The drawing process enhances the mechanical properties of the steel grade, ensures close dimensional and straightness tolerances for precision engineering and a smooth clean surface that saves on machining time and tooling costs.

    • Are mild steel and EN8 grades interchangeable?

      EN8 grades contain higher carbon content and a higher Tensile Strength than Mild Steel grades and may be interchanged in some non-critical applications.  Mild Steel grades are not interchangeable with EN8 grades due to the lower carbon content and lower Tensile Strength.

    • Are you able to recommend the best suited steel grade or quality for my specific application?

      Yes.  Macsteel has cold drawing, peeling, straightening, polishing and grinding machines that enable the production of commercial and precision high quality bright bar products.  In addition, Macsteel has an electronic testing facility for safety critical applications that is endorsed by automotive manufacturers. Macsteel’s technical ability, expertise and experience, supported by its metallurgical and mechanical testing laboratory, provides the ability to complete R & D in collaboration with the steel manufacturers and our customers.  This allows Macsteel to provide customers with a total product solution whether it is for automotive, mining, petro-chemical, power generation, fastener manufacturing or general engineering.

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