SSI Bangsaphan achieved accumulative 30 million tons of Hot Rolled Coil output on February 14, 2014. The Hot Strip Mill plant was established in 1994, with the aim to supply premium-grade steel sheets to cater for the region’s growing demand in various sectors such as automobile, energy, transportation and construction. “This success is a result of our people’s relentless effort to continuously innovate in production capability and product quality. It is the first ever among Thai steel companies and it epitomizes how far the Thai steel industry has come. It affirms our belief that ‘anything is possible’ – in a country with no steel making natural resource, we can make a mark in the world by making good products and sheer hard work,” said Mr. Win Viriyaprapaikit, Group CEO and President of Sahaviriya Steel Industries Plc. (SSI). “I would like to thank our customers, employees, shareholders and stakeholders who help contribute to this success,” he added. In addition, according to Iron and Steel Institute of Thailand, (ISIT), the domestic steel demand in 2014 will be approximately 18 million tons, increasing 2.4 % from 2013.