Columbus Stainless, founded in 1966, is South Africa’s and Africa’s only producer of stainless steel flat products. Over the past 5 decades we believe that our contribution to the South African market has impacted positively on the GDP of the country and helped to create the most needed jobs. Our team make it happen through our committed distributor network and our direct customers. We are also proud to have one of the safest manufacturing working environments in the country.
Our plant in its current form was expanded during the dawn of our democracy and commissioned in 1995. The official opening was graced by the presence of Tata Nelson Mandela. The past 25 years have been challenging as well as rewarding. We have seen an exponential growth of the local stainless steel market from 90k tons in 2009 to 120k tons in 2019. The growth can be ascribed to big projects towards 2010 soccer world cup, booming commodity markets and finding new stainless steel applications.
It is our belief that the government, private sector and civil society at large are responsible for creating a South Africa that is stable and conducive for investments. Our mission is to be a globally competitive and a preferred supplier of stainless steels. This is underpinned by our key values of flexibility and sustainability.