Premium Steel and Mines Limited have urged Nigerian builders and civil engineers to encourage the local industry by using steel products manufactured in the country.
The Chief Executive Officer, PSML, Prasanta Mishra, who made the plea at the presentation of some finished products of the one million tons per annum rolling mill to a group of businessmen, said the steels were produced in conformity with the United Kingdom BS 4449:2005 grade for their building and construction projects.
Speaking at the firm’s Ovwian-Aladja Delta State-based factory, Mishra, said builders and civil engineers in the country should embrace and use locally-manufactured steel bars for their construction works, adding that the products could compare with similar imports from Europe and China.
According to him, PSML currently ranks among Nigeria’s foremost suppliers of certified steel products to ongoing national projects including railway, refineries, bridges, flyovers, malls, and high-rise buildings.
“Only buildings and structures that are constructed with certified quality steel and casting products can withstand the devastating impacts of shocks and quakes. The demand for quality steel is undoubtedly increasing in Nigeria in the wake of recent collapse of buildings. PSML is ready to meet customers demand for quality steel,” he said.
Mishra said the steel products were manufactured at the company’s newly groomed 18-stand rolling mill and tailored to meet the evolving needs of Nigeria’s building and construction industry.
He added, “The PSML state-of-the-art equipment plant inaugurated a year ago was re-built by the Austro-German Consortium to produce competitive market products for the construction industry. We are continuously transforming to be a future-ready organisation that could meet the growing challenges of modernisation, re-invention, and restructuring.
“We will continue to invest in new technologies, state-of-the-art equipment as well as research and development to meet growing demand of the construction industry for quality steel and casting products.”
The Head of Sales and Marketing, PSML, Ujjwal Sinha, said the steel products were accessible in all markets across the country and were competitively priced to cater to all categories of customers.
Credit: Punch Newspaper