Location: Brgy. Perrelos, Carcar City, Cebu, Region 7 (Central Visayas)
The Carcar Works of SteelAsia houses SteelAsia’s M4, the only rebar rolling mill in the Visayas group of islands. The mill was established by AC Steel Industries in 1998 and mothballed a year later, soon after the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. In 2009 the SteelAsia group acquired the mill and, after rehabilitating and upgrading the facility, re-commissioned it in the same year.
The mill was upgraded with Level-2 automation and is at par with world productivity, conservation, and operational health and safety standards. Originally commissioned as a 150,000 TPY mill, SteelAsia has upgraded its capacity to 300,000 TPY.
When SteelAsia started M4 operations, Cebu buyers saw rebar costs reduced by over PhP 1,000 (USD 25) per ton. Cebu consumers and distributors had huge freight savings as they no longer needed to ‘import’ rebar from Manila. M4 could be accessed by the public for picked-up orders 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Besides the lower rebar cost, the impact was immediately felt by the region’s business community as the mill created an economic activity for logistics, services, operations supply, and jobs. Mill operations generated a lot of port activity, making SteelAsia the No. 1 taxpayer (for importing its raw materials) at the Port of Cebu.
Carcar Works offers:
- PNS49 Rebar (sizes 10mm to 36mm, lengths 6M to 12M)
- Grade 415 (ASTM Grade 60) regular and weldable
- Grade 275 (ASTM Grade 40) regular and weldable
- Grade 230 (ASTM Grade 33) regular and weldable