Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited (“the Company” or “SSI”) is Thailand’s first manufacturer of hot-rolled steel sheet in coils (“HRC”) and the largest fully-integrated flat steel producer in Southeast Asia. The SSI Bangsaphan Steelworks is a mid-stream steel manufacturer plant, with a capacity of 4 million tons per year for HRC and 1 million tons per year for HRC pickled and oiled to serve the growing demand of the region in various sectors such as automobile, energy, electrical appliances, packaging, transportation, and construction.
SSI has joint-venture investments in key downstream projects – namely Thai Cold Rolled Steel Sheet Public Company Limited (“TCRSS”), Thailand’s first and largest cold-rolled steel mill with a capacity of 1.2 million tons per year, and an equity investment in Thai Coated Steel Sheet Company Limited (“TCS”), Southeast Asia’s first and largest electro-galvanising steel mill with its capacity of 240,000 tons per year.
All plants of SSI Group in Thailand are located on the western coast of the Gulf of Thailand in Bangsaphan District, Prachuap Khiri khan Province, 400 kilometers from Bangkok, which is considered the best strategic place to operate the fully-integrated steel business in Thailand. For the further integration, SSI has also invested in Prachuap Port Company Limited (“PPC”) to operate the private deepest commercial sea port in Thailand, which allows import and export of raw materials and finished products on a large scale. SSI extends its engineering capabilities by investing 99.99% in West Coast Engineering Company Limited (“WCE”), which provides the engineering services including the industrial maintenance management, design and production of machinery and spare parts, steel structure and fabrication. WCE also provides the Integrated EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) services including engineering design, procurement of machinery and equipment, construction of turn-key projects for industrial and process plants.
As of 31 December 2019, SSI Group employed 2,814 employees. As SSI Group has continued its policy to recruit locally, the ratio of local employee at the end of 2019 was 75% of the total 2,134 employees at Bangsaphan Steelworks of SSI Group.
The business of SSI Group are divided by business as follows:
HR Business operated by SSI, supplying to clients in automobile and automotive parts industries, electrical appliances, gas cylinder, steel pipes, and construction, as well as the raw materials for downstream industries.
Downstream Business of the Group consists of Cold Rolled Coil Business operated by TCRSS, using SSI’s high-grade HRC as a raw material for its production, and Coated Steel Sheet Business operated by TCS, using cold rolled steel sheet as a raw material for its production.
SSI has jointly invested in PPC, which operates 4 berths with its capability to accommodate two vessels up to 100,000 dead-weight tons (“DWT”) at the same time. In 2012, PPC has commercialized the PPC Shore Crane project of two mobile harbor cranes with the maximum lift weight of 100 tons in order to reduce cost of transportation and increase efficiency of the steel products handling process.
This business is operated by WCE, originally to provide services to SSI Group. WCE has now extended its services to other customers, both domestic and overseas, in various industries such as steel, paper, cement, energy, petrochemicals, transportation, and machine and technology.