The Steelbank Group has facilities in KZN, Gauteng, Western Cape and has a sales office in Port Elizabeth. In addition we have a Stainless Steel and Aluminium division with outlets in Western Cape and Gauteng.
The company was purchased by Mr. Roy Meaker in 1978 who is still a Director of the Group, with Mr. Lloyd Meaker (son of Roy) as the Group Chairman since 1997. Mr. Leon Freese is the Group Managing Director since 1982 and the other Directors are Mr. Robin Gray (MD – Gauteng), Mr. Russell Dennis (Director – Western Cape) and Mr. Barry Goble (Director – Gauteng). Steelbank embraced the flat steel service and stocking industry in 1990 and since then continuously upgraded the KZN plants to world class levels. During 2007 we purchased a steel company in Gauteng called Metpar (Pty) Ltd and immediately set forth to upgrade the plant to a higher level. Continuous improvements are on-going as it is important to stay abreast with the best quality standards in the industry.
When we purchased Metpar in 2007 we merged the Western Cape operations of Metpar (Pty) Ltd and Steelbank Western Cape into one unit, which proved to be very successful. The Metpar (Gauteng) operation was expanded and turnover to Gauteng customers from Steelbank (KZN) merged with the operations of Metpar. Metpar is now trading as Steelbank (Gauteng).
In 2009 we completed the construction of a brand new facility in Western Cape, Parow, with a brand new building. In 2011 we added an additional building to cope with the expansion.
During 2012, with Steelbank (Gauteng), we realised that after two upgrades and expansions and with various new machinery introductions, our property in Linbro Park, Gauteng was now rapidly becoming too small again. We then purchased a property in Alrode which would allow us room for growth for the future. A new warehouse was completed, on site, early in 2014 covering +/- 12000m2 and the existing office buildings were refurbished. New machinery was introduced at the same time; again to the most modern standards. The size of the new property allows us space for significant future growth and ties into the Groups vision for the future.
The Group employs an effective Quality Control System and has certification for ISO9001, ISO/TS16949 and ISO14001.
The Group supplies steel to the Automotive Industry, Construction Industry and the General market – cut to precision at all times. At present the Group stocks flat steel products of all descriptions in excess of 35 000 tons.
The Way Forward
The Steelbank Group is now firmly on a new and exciting path. With the serious spend on infrastructure behind us, we have set ourselves up to expand in the foreseeable future. With our loyal and well trained staff, we know this is possible. We will at all times focus on our customers’ needs and ensure that these needs are met at all times. We fully realise that our loyal customers and qualified and dedicated staff represent the greatest asset of the company. These assets will pave the way for us into the future.
Process, Product and Service Quality are the cornerstone of our business and we have an entrenched Quality Management System which is employed across the Steelbank Group.
Our Quality Management System is assessed by SABS and meets the Requirements of SABS/ISO 9001 and also the Automotive industry requirement of ISO/TS 16949.
The Steelbank Group cares about the environment and we carefully manage and minimise potential and actual impacts the Steelbank operations may have on the environment. Our Environmental Management System meets the requirements of SABS/ISO 14001.
Our mission is to supply the general, automotive and commercial industry sectors with high quality flat steel products. In so doing, we strive to achieve:
Our values embrace workplace excellence built on integrity, loyalty and teamwork towards: