SteelAsia exports to Canada
SteelAsia Manufacturing Corp. has exported P300 million worth of rebar to Canada, its first export in that country, while also making the Philippines a steel bar exporter again after several decades.
In a statement, SteelAsia senior vice president Yvette Sy said the company shipped 10,000 metric tons of rebar to Canada. Rebar are used by the construction sector to provide tensile strength to cement in buildings, houses and and other infrastructure.
“We are excited to see Philippine-made rebar 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,” she said.
Asked for further clarification, a representative from SteelAsia said there were no export targets for this year because this was the first time that the company was doing this.
SteelAsia said it was the first steel bar manufacturer in the Philippines to have an Integrated Management System certification when its environment (ISO 14001) and health and safety (OHSAS 18001) management systems were integrated with its quality management system (ISO 9001).
SteelAsia’s quality management system has also been certified to conform to UK CARES, or the UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels, the only Philippine company to achieve such certification at this time.