VRN is the leading supplier and processor of speciality carbon steel plate, stainless steel and a variety of aluminium grades, including wear and impact-resistant, high-strength, pressure vessel and marine grades of steel.

Our products and services are used in most large capital projects undertaken throughout Africa, with optimal steel selection being initialised during the conceptual stages of a project. We remain at the forefront of innovations in steel technologies, offering significant cost-efficient services to our customers. We also operate specialised world-class processing equipment comprising of flame, plasma and laser cutting services. Guillotining, customised cutting to size, rolling, bending, drilling and polishing are all done by computer numerical control machines and computer-aided design programmes.

Our solid reputation in supplying high-quality steel products combined with service excellence, has endured for many years and continues to be underwritten by management and employees, all of whom are committed to ensuring our pre-eminent market position on the continent.

Leader in Speciality Steels

VRN is the leading supplier and processor of speciality carbon steel plate, stainless steel and a variety of aluminium grades, including wear and impact-resistant, high-strength, pressure vessel and marine grades of steel.

Our products and services are used in most large capital projects undertaken throughout Africa, with optimal steel selection being initialised during the conceptual stages of a project. We remain at the forefront of innovations in steel technologies, offering significant cost-efficient services to our customers. We also operate specialised world-class processing equipment comprising of flame, plasma and laser cutting services. Guillotining, customised cutting to size, rolling, bending, drilling and polishing are all done by computer numerical control machines and computer-aided design programmes.

Our solid reputation in supplying high-quality steel products combined with service excellence, has endured for many years and continues to be underwritten by management and employees, all of whom are committed to ensuring our pre-eminent market position on the continent.

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.

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Value Added Services

MACSTEEL VRN can advise you on the most suitable materials to use for specific applications. Many considerations are involved in the selection of the correct grades of steel for abrasion resistant, corrosion resistant and structural requirements. For instance, the type of material being handled, nature of abrasion, corrosion and economics of operation are important considerations, as are fabrication and welding aspects. To solve these problems, Macsteel VRN’s metallurgists and technical experts will, if necessary, conduct surveys and seminars for the customer and assist with in house trials of material. The company also boasts a full in-house metallurgical laboratory staffed by qualified metallurgists with extensive experience in the steel industry. In this way, MACSTEEL VRN ensures that the best results are obtained through selecting and using the right materials for the right application.

Our Services Include:
  • Full CAD facilities in modern drawing offices are available to assist customers with any drawings, and to nest items to be cut cost efficiently.
  • Laser, flame and plasma cutting by CNC controlled machines capable of processing any grade of material.
  • Dedicated high-definition plasmas for stainless steel.
  • Dedicated 12, 6 and 3kW lasers for stainless steel, carbon and aluminium.
  • Precision 6m shears for cutting up to 12mm stainless steel.
  • Plate edge preparation equipment to cater for any thickness of plate.
  • Guillotines, rolls, press brakes, (which includes a 12m, 1000t press), drills, band saws and machining centres.
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Value Added Services

MACSTEEL VRN can advise you on the most suitable materials to use for specific applications. Many considerations are involved in the selection of the correct grades of steel for abrasion resistant, corrosion resistant and structural requirements. For instance, the type of material being handled, nature of abrasion, corrosion and economics of operation are important considerations, as are fabrication and welding aspects. To solve these problems, Macsteel VRN’s metallurgists and technical experts will, if necessary, conduct surveys and seminars for the customer and assist with in house trials of material. The company also boasts a full in-house metallurgical laboratory staffed by qualified metallurgists with extensive experience in the steel industry. In this way, MACSTEEL VRN ensures that the best results are obtained through selecting and using the right materials for the right application.

Our Services Include:
  • Full CAD facilities in modern drawing offices are available to assist customers with any drawings, and to nest items to be cut cost efficiently.
  • Laser, flame and plasma cutting by CNC controlled machines capable of processing any grade of material.
  • Dedicated high-definition plasmas for stainless steel.
  • Dedicated 12, 6 and 3kW lasers for stainless steel, carbon and aluminium.
  • Precision 6m shears for cutting up to 12mm stainless steel.
  • Plate edge preparation equipment to cater for any thickness of plate.
  • Guillotines, rolls, press brakes, (which includes a 12m, 1000t press), drills, band saws and machining centres.
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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

Quintin van Vuuren

Carbon and Stainless Steel

Industries

Whether directly or indirectly, we are the supplier of choice for most Mining contracts and projects. Products we offer the sector include specialty carbon plate and Wear-Resistant Steels that include the VRN and CREUSABRO® brands. All products are offered through merchant sales or Value-added services, that include cut-to-size i.e. laser, Hi-def Plasma, Oxy fuel and guillotining, other services offered include drilling, weld preparation and roll forming.

We proudly supply a host of our VRN products to the earthmoving sector. These include structural steel such as S690QL and wear-resistant plates in VRN 400, 450 and 500 and various other types of hard-wearing steel accessories (Half arrows, Buttons, chokblocks).

The Construction sector, through many leading South African fabricators, is proudly served by Macsteel VRN, with products that include Stainless steel, Aluminium and Carbon steel sheet and plate. Value added services for this sector include cut-to-size i.e. laser, Hi-def Plasma, Oxy fuel and guillotining and other services such as drilling, weld preparation and roll forming.

The fabrication sector is supplied with a comprehensive range of products by Macsteel VRN. This sector supply includes parts and accessories such as liner plate or cut to size material in all specialty carbon steel, stainless steel and Aluminium sheets and plates.

Industries

  • Mining

    Whether directly or indirectly, we are the supplier of choice for most Mining contracts and projects. Products we offer the sector include specialty carbon plate and Wear-Resistant Steels that include the VRN and CREUSABRO® brands. All products are offered through merchant sales or Value-added services, that include cut-to-size i.e. laser, Hi-def Plasma, Oxy fuel and guillotining, other services offered include drilling, weld preparation and roll forming.

  • Earthmoving

    We proudly supply a host of our VRN products to the earthmoving sector. These include structural steel such as S690QL and wear-resistant plates in VRN 400, 450 and 500 and various other types of hard-wearing steel accessories (Half arrows, Buttons, chokblocks).

  • Construction

    The Construction sector, through many leading South African fabricators, is proudly served by Macsteel VRN, with products that include Stainless steel, Aluminium and Carbon steel sheet and plate. Value added services for this sector include cut-to-size i.e. laser, Hi-def Plasma, Oxy fuel and guillotining and other services such as drilling, weld preparation and roll forming.

  • Fabrication

    The fabrication sector is supplied with a comprehensive range of products by Macsteel VRN. This sector supply includes parts and accessories such as liner plate or cut to size material in all specialty carbon steel, stainless steel and Aluminium sheets and plates.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What does VRN do exactly?

      Macsteel VRN supplies specialised steel for specific needs: Quenched and Tempered Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel flat and long products as well as Aluminium in flat and extruded form. We’ve invested in technologically advanced equipment which enables us to supply complex cut and processed components with tight tolerance for various industries.
      VRN provide these solutions to our customers from a network of eight branches including Gauteng, Durban, Cape Town, Kathu, Klerksdorp, Rustenburg, Springbok and Witbank and with additional sales offices in Lephalale, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay and Vaal Triangle. Our footprint is shaped by the spread of industry.

    • What services do we offer?

      Logistics Management: Utilising information technology as a platform, Macsteel VRN acts as a link between end users and steel producers by meeting customers’ demand for: small tonnage requirements (break bulk), specified short notice deliveries, warehousing of inventories and providing a safety stock buffer, managing mill orders and expediting mill orders.

      Value Added Processes: Utilising pre-production processing equipment such as: oxy fuel/plasma/laser profilers, press brakes, rollers, machine centres for drilling and chamfering, cut-to-length lines, slitting lines and guillotines – Macsteel VRN can provide customers with pre-production input components.

      Financial Risk Sharing: Macsteel VRN can take care of the “cost of possession” component of inventory thereby reducing customer’s financial risk – credit finance, inventory holding costs, hedge against obsolesce – these funds can in turn be released by the customer into productive assets.

    • Why do your products differ from Trading?

      Every type of steel that we supply is graded for the specific quality required when it comes to specific, safety critical applications. VRN sell specific materials required for an application, and then we add value on top of that: cutting, weld-prepping, machining, drilling and/or rolling.

    • How do you drill your holes in liner plates up to 500BNH?

      Traditionally, the practice was to heat up the plate to drill a hole into it. However, using this method, you sacrifice a measure of structural integrity, seeing as the heat alters the chemical composition of the plate. Using CNC machining, we form the hole in the plate without the heat and we can supply the customer with a strong and a safe plate that includes countersunk and nib holes.

    • What is the lead time for delivery?

      The lead time is depended on stock availability and the client’s location. The delivery date is dependent on the client’s geographic location which has a direct influence on the route plan. The delivery dates will be communicated to the client by our sales team. Every effort is made to get goods to the customer as soon as possible, this is always dependent on volume per delivery route. On many of our fixed delivery routes we have a predetermined schedule when we deliver. There is flexibility to this schedule.

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