Philsteel Group unveils new websites

FLAT steel products manufacturer Philsteel recently announced the launch of its four new websites—one for its holdings company and three for its manufacturing companies.

The new internet addresses are www.philsteelgroup.com (Philsteel Holdings Corp.), www.philmetal.com.ph (Philmetal Products Inc.), www.premiershelter.com.ph (Premier Shelter Products Inc.) and www.steelcorp.com.ph (Steel Corporation of the Philippines).

With these new websites, customers and partners in the construction industry will have access to more information about the companies, their products and services, and allow their visitors to easily navigate from the Philsteel Holdings website to any of the subsidiary websites.

International awards

Philsteel is the only Filipino steel company that has been recognized by international award-giving bodies for product excellence, including the International Asia Award for Quality in 1988 and 1989. The awards were given in Hong Kong and London.

The company also won the Gold Award for Product Excellence at the Quality Summit Award in New York in 2014.

Philsteel started in 1979 by establishing the Philippine Steel Coating Corp. through a joint venture with then two of Australia’s leading industrial manufacturing names: John Lysaght Australia Ltd. and Australia Mining and Smelting Company. This venture resulted in the first continuous galvanizing line in the country.

Spurred by the vision of producing economical and durable building materials comparable to the world’s best, Philsteel established Philmetal Products Inc. in 1989. Premier Shelter Products was created in 2000 to support the Philsteel Group’s sales in areas outside Philmetal’s scope, notably in the provinces outside the National Capital Region and Metro Cebu.

Both Philmetal and Premier Shelter are now engaged in roll-forming, slitting, shearing and fabrication of metal building products and systems such as roofing, cladding, floor decking, steel framing system and a host of steel sections and bended accessories that are integral parts of the building products.

Steel industry law

When Republic Act 7103 (Iron and Steel Industry Act) was passed, Philsteel followed the law’s guidelines. The company then founded the Steel Corporation of the Philippines in 1996, addressing the government’s call for a private sector-led integration of the middle and downstream sectors of the local steel industry, regarded as the linchpin of industrialization.

Frontline

For the past four decades, the Philsteel Group has been in the frontline of the country’s struggle towards the development and modernization of the iron and steel industry, manufacturing and introducing breakthrough brands such as Galvalume 55, Colorbond and Galvabond Pure Zinc that have set new standards in the local construction industry. These global-class brands are proudly Filipino-made in Philsteel manufacturing sites located throughout the country.

“Our new websites offer our business partners, dealers and customers an easier way to learn more about the companies, our products and services, while allowing them to browse information based on their own choice,” says Philsteel chairman and chief executive officer Abeto A. Uy.

Uy further said: “As we had celebrated a milestone in 2019, these websites will also reflect our continuing commitment to strengthening our mission for the Filipino people in raising the quality of roofing and building materials in the country to be at par with the world’s best.”