When SteelAsia expanded and modernized, Philippine developers and builders began to enjoy, for the first time, better and more reliable service. Reliability is being there at the right time and place. Imagine trucks of wet concrete ready to be poured and having to wait for the steel rebar, which may or may not arrive. Customers would certainly prefer to sleep easy the night before knowing with certainty that SteelAsia’s rebar will be where it is supposed to be, at the time when it is supposed to arrive.
SteelAsia’s reliability is part technology, part capacity, and part workforce.
Behind the technology and heavy machinery is an expert and experienced team of customer care specialists. They make sure that they know exactly what you need and more. They find out all conditions of your delivery site, load limitations, truck limitations, time constraints among others. They work with this information coordinating and adjusting plant production schedules, plant logistics and third party trucking ensuring stock is ready and delivered just-in-time. They also prepare all the sampling, commercial and technical documentation that customers need.
Only SteelAsia does it all. The Philippine National Standard for rebar (PNS49) lists all the specifications. Unique to SteelAsia is its one-stop-shop capability for rebar. No need to go mill shopping to complete the grocery list of rebar items. All strength grades, all sizes, and all lengths are manufactured by SteelAsia.
Our customers create value by building better structures, not by managing rebar logistics. SteelAsia’s rebar management solutions shift rebar management from customers to us - the rebar company, leaving our customers to focus on their real business.
SteelAsia is the only rebar company that manufactures ALL the different specifications in the Philippine Standard for rebar.
Whether you are a homeowner, civil work contractor, property developer, or any other rebar buyer, SteelAsia provides buying and technical assistance including advice on standards, bending, testing, and all other matters of technical nature.
Customers need not deal with long lead times nor do they need to buy in bulk and store rebar for long periods. SteelAsia provides ANY quantity large or small, will store them for as long as needed- for free, and have them available when needed.
SteelAsia now has plants in Luzon Visayas and Mindanao. No matter which plant a customer buys rebar from, it will cost the same. Visayas and Mindanao customers no longer need to ship rebar from Luzon. In the past, Cebu customers paid shipping costs equivalent to shipping from Russia to the Philippines! Davao customers paid more! But today, the price of rebar in Cebu and Davao is the same as in Metro Manila.
Cut and Bend is the system of cutting and bending to install-ready specification within a factory setting. It is a widely-used system in developed countries. The cut-and-bend system benefits rebar buyers by reducing the management time and resources needed for rebar works. It also significantly reduces costs by eliminating cutting and error wastage, double-handling, storage, and other site expenses. It involves cutting and bending into shapes of exact specification, in a consistently accurate manner using shear lines and power bending machines, as opposed to manual operation.
Public safety is SteelAsia’s first priority. To be able to consistently produce to this stringent standard, SteelAsia installs the most modern and technologically advanced equipment into its manufacturing lines. Precision automation and equipment ensure that SteelAsia has the capability to produce to standard at all times.
The Philippines is in the world’s busiest typhoon belt, and it is also in the Pacific Ring of Fire. In 1991 the Philippine Bureau of Product Standards imposed a mandatory standard on rebar so that as a building material, it would have the necessary strength and other physical characteristics needed for structural integrity to withstand the unusual stresses of natural phenomena. The standard is called the PNS49 (Philippine National Standard), and all companies and individuals that manufacture, import, sell, distribute and use rebar must adhere to its conventions. The standard itself follows ISO 9001 and it includes the special characteristics of rebar which are more commonly known as seismic rebar or earthquake-proof rebar.
Public safety is SteelAsia’s first priority. To consistently produce up to this stringent standard, SteelAsia invests in the most modern equipment in its manufacturing lines. Precision automation and equipment ensure that SteelAsia has the capability to produce to standard at all times. These technologies along with its quality processes that are conscientiously adhered to by SteelAsia employees have earned the company certifications such as ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 17025 (Quality Testing Laboratory), and UK Cares (British Standard Conformity).
From the broader concept of country development to the case of the humble worker building a lifetime house that will be passed down to the next generations, the cost of construction is often a prohibitive factor. Rebar is one of the highest-cost components of civil works, and the cost of making rebar is largely about technology.
A developing country such as the Philippines needs the support of a resilient domestic steel industry and one that can support construction with the lowest costs. Modern rebar manufacturing technology is naturally more expensive but a necessity to be able to achieve the lowest costs in the long term.
Lowering manufacturing costs requires world-class efficiencies that are the focus of innovative steel manufacturing technologies. Furnace design, rolling train design, motors, and automation are key to:
Embedded into every steel bar that SteelAsia delivers are the technological investments that reduce the environmental impacts, and protect the health and safety of the public and employees of SteelAsia.