In the bustling landscape of the GCC, Capital Steel Trading stands as a formidable force in the steel and iron industry. This family-owned and operated business, with a storied legacy spanning over three decades, is more than a steel supplier; it’s an architect of innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction. As one of the leading sources of steel and iron products in the region, the company has achieved the esteemed status of ‘Trading House’ in exports thanks to its numerous significant accomplishments.
During an exclusive dialogue with The Zone, Nasir Ahmad Najib Zada, Partner, Capital Steel Trading, provided some interesting details about the company’s growth and expansion over the years.
Expertise and innovation
The company’s roots in the steel trading industry run deep, and this historical knowledge forms the DNA of the organisation today. One of the company’s distinguishing features is its unwavering commitment to innovation. Run by a group of ambitious entrepreneurs, the organisation continually strives to develop new product lines and downstream solutions, offering clients a diverse menu of processed steel goods. This innovation-driven approach serves as Capital Steel Trading’s secret recipe for increased market share.
At the core of Capital Steel Trading’s mission is delivering excellence in both products and services. The company goes to great lengths to ensure that it provides its valued customers with top-quality iron and steel products, precisely tailored to meet their diverse needs. Whether it’s for construction, manufacturing, or infrastructure projects, Capital Steel Trading has the right products and finance solutions to drive projects forward.
In addition to collaborating with local rolling mills to offer tailor-made products, Capital Steel Trading has fostered strong relationships with suppliers and customers across Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE. This extensive network allows the company to provide exceptional service at competitive prices, further solidifying its reputation as a trusted partner in the industry.
Global reach and efficiency
Capital Steel Trading’s journey in Jafza began in 2014, a strategic move that enhanced its operational efficiency and expanded its reach not only within the GCC, but also globally. The free zone’s position as a major gateway to global markets, with connectivity to over 150 ports through Jebel Ali Port, has been a game-changer for the company’s business, ensuring easy access to end-users and third-party processors.
In recognition of its export performance, Capital Steel Trading was recognised as the “Company with the Highest Export Value” by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce in January 2022. The company’s major export shipments to global markets have been fully supported by Jafza, which plays a crucial role in ensuring efficient logistics and cargo-flow management.
Jafza’s digital platforms for trade and inventory handling, customs clearance, and stocking have streamlined Capital Steel Trading’s operations. The company’s extensive facilities, spanning approximately 420,000 square feet, and a dedicated workforce of over 150 employees, have helped the company achieve a remarkable turnover of 110,000 metric tons per month. Furthermore, the company is in the process of establishing a new 400,000 – 500,000 square feet storage facility to expand its inventory and meet growing customer demands.
Supporting complex projects
Capital Steel Trading’s track record in supporting complex projects speaks volumes about its capabilities. The company has actively participated in prestigious projects, including the Dubai Metro and Expo 2020, showcasing its expertise in meeting the demands of large-scale construction endeavours.
Quality is the cornerstone of Capital Steel Trading’s operations. From raw materials to finished products, thorough testing is conducted at every stage of production, ensuring that clients receive top-quality products that meet and exceed international standards. The company’s team of quality-checking professionals, along with logistics and documentation personnel, play a vital role in this regard.
Adapting to industry trends
The company stays ahead of industry trends with the help of efficient handling systems and optimised processes to ensure smooth operations and minimise lead times, guaranteeing that customers receive their orders on schedule. Moreover, the company utilises advanced technology for storage, logistics, and high-volume material handling.
Going forward, Capital Steel Trading aims to continue its journey as a reliable partner in the manufacturing sector, offering unmatched value in every project.