Universal Rolling (Unirol), Bahrain’s high-quality reinforcement steel plant which is leading the Metal and Steel sector at the Gulf Construction Expo currently under way in Bahrain, is hoping to win new orders at the fair.
The company is currently in negotiations with prospective companies for new projects, according to a company spokesperson.
Established as a leading supplier of construction steel in Bahrain and the GCC, Unirol is showcasing its range of products which are being produced at its newly upgraded and fully automated production facility in Hidd Industrial Area. All its products are manufactured to the exacting quality assurance set by UK Cares.
The Unirol spokesperson said the volume of sales have gone up following the upgradation of its production facility and the company is studying the possibility of exporting its products.
Unirol is one of the first producers of high-quality reinforcement bars of its kind in Bahrain. The newly-modernised plant has the capacity to produce 200,000 tonnes of rebars of 8mm to 32mm diameter a year. All the Unirol products are guaranteed as per BS 4449-1997 grade 500 and ASTM A615 grade 6.
One of the largest steel plants in the kingdom, Unirol has invested $30 million in upgrading the existing facility and transforming it into a new state-of-the art automated mill using the latest technology.
With the upgrade, Unirol has increased its production capacity from 175,000 tonnes per annum to 275,000 tonnes per annum and now seeks to be the first producer of high-quality reinforcing steel rods serving the Bahraini market.
The company has begun to source its raw materials locally and is now launching officially labelled ‘Made in Bahrain’ steel bars.