• Thursday, February 29, 2024
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Why professionals should use made-in-Nigeria Premium Steel products


Building industry professionals, particularly builders and civil engineers, have been advised to use premium steel products which are produced locally in Nigeria by Premium Steel and Mines Limited (PSML) for their building and construction projects.

Besides being produced in conformity with the United Kingdom BS 4449:2005 grade, premium steel bars also compare with similar imports from Europe and China.

The building professionals are advised to use the products because, according to Prasanta Mishra, the company’s chief executive officer,  PSML currently ranks amongst Nigeria’s foremost suppliers of certified steel products to ongoing national projects including railway, refineries, bridges, flyovers, malls, and high-rise buildings.

Mishra gave the advice at the presentation of some finished products of the one million tons per annum rolling mill to a group of business persons who visited the factory  in Ovwian-Aladja, Delta State.

“Only buildings and structures that are constructed with certified quality steel and casting products can withstand the devastating impacts of shocks and quakes,” he noted, adding that the demand for quality steel is undoubtedly increasing in Nigeria in the wake of recent building collapse incidents “but PSML is ready to meet customers demand for quality steel,” he assured.

Other Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) certified products such as reinforcement Premium re-bars that are produced at the factory were also showcased during the excursion.

Mishra said that 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.

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Commissioned a year ago, the PSML’s state-of-the-art equipment plant 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 modernization, re-invention and restructuring,” Mishra added assured.

Adding that PSML is conscious of the evolving needs of the construction industry, the company’s director said, “we will continue to invest in new technologies, state-of-the-art equipment as well as research and development to meet growing demand in the construction industry for quality steel and casting products.”

PSML Head of Sales and Marketing, Ujjwal Sinha remarked that their products were accessible in all markets across the country and were competitively priced to cater to all categories of customers, just as they offer the best applications to forestall building collapse and undue threats.”