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Macsteel is Africa’s leading merchandiser and distributor of steel and value-added steel products. Consisting of eight dynamic business units and operating from a network of more than 60 branches and warehouses, Macsteel supplies the entire sub-Saharan geographic region with the full range of carbon steel, special steel, stainless steel, aluminium and value-added steel products and processes to all sectors of industry.

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