STRIKING WHILE IT’S HOT

Steelmaker Melwire Rolling doubles its capacity to meet rising demand for steel construction materials

Melwire Rolling, a family owned business fashioning steel rods, bars, flat irons and wire rods out of imported steel billets under the Melwa brand, has invested $35 million to grow production capacity by 150%. The company rode the construction boom since commissioning its first plant, a 1,200 tonnes-per-month facility, in 2002. “The boom has another 15 years or so in it,” says Muruga Pillai, a co-founder and director.

50,000 tonnes

Post-expansion monthly production capacity

25,000 litres

Daily oil requirement to operate its furnaces

1,100˚ Celsius

Average furnace heat

50 acres

Extent of Melwire Rolling’s production facility in Ekala

 

[Picture Courtesy: Melwire Rolling (Pvt) Ltd]