About Us

Athi Steel was established in the early 1990s and produced the first steel ingot by recycling scrap metal in 1998 from its Factory in a 5 acre plot in Athi River, then a small town some 30km south-east of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. The Company was established by three visionaries, Mr Ravi Gupta, Mr Pawan Kumar and the late Mr Ved Aggarwal, who foresaw the demand for steel in Kenya and the other countries in the region growing over the coming years as the Countries continued their post-independence march towards industrialization. Once the ingot production commenced, other units followed in phases. The first ingots were rolled in the rolling mills in 2001. Additional melting furnaces and rolling mills were added followed by a foundry to produce cast iron finished products. Production of ingots was replaced by billets in 2011 when the continuous billet caster was installed. In 2011 Athi Steel started producing round, square and round hollow sections of 2” to 4” diameter. Today Athi Steel produces the full range from ½” to 8” in diameter including borehole casings. Full-fledged units for the production of Industrial gases, wire products, fasteners units have been added during our journey. Athi Steel had just 20 employees in its first year of operations; today the Company employs close to 800 workers and occupies 30 acres. Athi Steel today has the infrastructure to manufacture the most diverse range of quality steel products in the whole of Africa.

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