Steel Trading and Distribution
Our global presence and expertise allow us to connect customers with a huge range of suppliers, and to ensure they find the products to suit their exact needs. Suppliers rely on this ability too, as a way of putting them in touch with customers who would otherwise be out of reach.
We handle the complete range of steel products including all long, flat and tubular products of carbon, stainless and engineering steels as well as semi-finished products. Our customers range from intermediate steel mills, stockholders and steel processors to manufacturers of specialist steel products for the oil and gas, automotive and consumer goods industries.
As well as making complex transactions easy, we also offer a range of added value services, including offtake arrangements, various forms of credit, the use of derivatives for price risk management, shipping, inspection, breaking bulk at port, clearing goods through customs, handling complex VAT regulations and organising inland transport, consignment programs and intermediate stocking.
We don’t just connect producers with customers; we connect them with raw materials as well. We supply a range of raw materials vital to the steel production process, including scrap, iron ore, pig iron, HBI/DRI, coal, coke and ferroalloys.
In order to make complex steel transactions easy for both suppliers and buyers, it’s essential to ensure the quick, efficient and reliable transportation of goods. That’s why we have shipping hubs in London, New York and Singapore, as well as regional shipping centres in Johannesburg and Sydney.
Their services include safe handling, loading, shipping, breaking bulk, storage, insurance, inspection and inland distribution.
Price Risk Management
The price of steel is very volatile. To help clients deal with this, our Price Risk Management team uses a range of tools to reduce exposure to fluctuations.
As well as connecting larger buyers directly with suppliers, we also offer solutions for smaller customers. Suppliers generally want to produce in bulk over an extended period of time, so they won’t usually deal with small-scale buyers. That’s why we hold stock, which we sell to buyers looking for smaller quantities at short notice. We also offer further processing to match their exact needs.
We have a history of working with customers who require highly specialised steel products including those in the oil and gas and automotive industries. We are also able to work with specialist product suppliers in getting their products to the right market.