Who We Are
Columbus Stainless, founded in 1966, is South Africa’s and Africa’s only producer of stainless steel flat products. You'll find our product in everything from a kitchen sink to a quality wristwatch. Because of the boundless potential for stainless steel as a metal for the future, we at Columbus remain dedicated to becoming one of the leading suppliers of stainless steel in our domestic market and the global arena.
Acerinox, S.A. (Spain), a major international stainless producing Group holds a 76% shareholding in Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd. The balance of the shares, (24%), are held by the IDC (Industrial Development Corporation). Columbus Stainless is situated in Middelburg in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. Our plant is a technologically advanced, fully integrated, single-site operation. This gives us flexibility to adjust quickly to changes in the market.
We have created a modern, efficient stainless steel production facility that meets the changing demands of users in the domestic market and around the world. With a wide range of products in Austenitic, Ferritic, Utility and Duplex grades produced in our plant in Middelburg we are able to offer a variety of grades of stainless steel suitable for most applications. Backed by sound technical support, we are also able to make recommendations on correct material selection as part of our customer support process.
Our exported products are channelled through a well-developed network of agents and group sales outlets operating in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and the Far East. In addition, we trade directly to a number of end user and some re-roller customers.