has complemented the growth in its trading business with continuous investments in manufacturing assets. These investments give us access to production of about 5m MT per annum of steel and steel products.

The investments range from medium sized mills and service centres in emerging economies such as to strategic stakes in large producers such as one of and coated mills that has grown to a 2.5m MT per annum producer of steel and value added products.

The latest acquisition of the Companyis a 1.5m MT per annum steel plant in Wales that was set up as an integrated producer of steel based on the EAF route with a downstream hot rolling mill. The entire complex, then Mir Steel, was shut for over 2 years, but since its re-birth as, the rolling mill operations have commenced using sourced slabs and plans are on the anvil to eventually revamp the steel melting shop and grow the rated capacities of the mill

The mill has its own dedicated port and warehouse facilities, which enable global connectivity to raw materials and finished products and also provide a value added platform to our distribution and stockholding business that complements the production capabilities