MANILA — Philippine-made steel products have penetrated the Canadian market, with the country’s largest steelmaker SteelAsia Manufacturing Corp. shipping reinforcing bars or rebars to the North American country.
In a statement on Sunday, SteelAsia said this is the first export of the company to Canada, with the first rebar order reaching 10,000 metric tons amounting to USD6 million or around PHP300 million.
“We are excited to see Philippine-made rebars being used in buildings and infrastructure in Canada. This shows that our steel products are competitive and world-class, having passed the stringent standards on steel set by Canadian authorities,” SteelAsia Senior Vice President and Head of Sales Yvette Sy said.
SteelAsia assures the quality of its products, being the first steel producer to acquire an Integrated Management System (IMS) certification with its Environment (ISO 14001) and Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001) Management Systems integrated to its Quality Management System (ISO 9001).
SteelAsia is also the only company in the Philippines to hold the UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steel Bars or known as UK CARES.
“We hope to do our part in raising the reputation of Philippine manufacturing by ensuring that our steel products are at par with the best in the world,” said Sy.
She added that while SteelAsia now ships to other countries, the company is still able to supply the needs of the domestic market.
“We are proud to contribute to the country’s development, not only through the manufacture of quality steel locally but also by earning precious foreign exchange for the country through exports,” Sy said.
SteelAsia has six manufacturing facilities across the country. (PNA)