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 carries secondary products such as slit coils, flat sheets, roofing, tubing and lipped channels.
The flat sheets are off cuts from prime coils as well as sheets cut from secondary coils bought on the Mittal tender, which are available in non-standard widths and thicknesses. It also obtains line-off cuts from its Coil Processing division, which are sold at a reduced price in two-ton bundles, consisting of various sizes and thicknesses in all the grades, ie cold rolled, galvanized, hot rolled and chromadek.
It also keeps a wide variety of slit coils in all grades at a highly reduced price, most of which are off-cuts from coils that were slit for larger customers.
Likewise, tubing products result either from over-cuts or rejects from Macsteel Tubing with cross-weld and splits and is available in various sizes and thicknesses in mixed bundles.
Freestock’s roofing sheets consist of B-grade sheets (damaged, rusted sheets) as well as prime material in either 3.6m, 4.2m and 6m lengths in both corrugated and IBR and adding to that is a variety of galvanized, chromadek and Aluzinc sheets.
Further serving walk-in customers is a cash-and-carry facility allowing them to make instant purchases as and when they need stock.