BSI STEEL LTD. – LEADERS IN STEEL DISTRIBUTION IN AFRICA

BSi Steel Limited is a South African JSE Alternative Exchange listed group of companies with strong ties to the greater Southern African market. BSi Steel’s corporate office is located in the city of Johannesburg in the South African province of Gauteng. The company’s primary product range consists of mild (carbon) steel in all its different forms.

VISION STATEMENT:

Our Vision is to be your partner in steel solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

MISSION STATEMENT:
  •  Striving to be the employer of choice in our industry.
  •  Focusing on simplicity.
  •  Being easy to do business with.
  •  Offering quality products and services.
  •  Building strong relationships.
  •  Adapting to changing markets.
OUR BEHAVIOURS:
  •  Work hard, play hard, and have FUN – we value a balanced life!
  • We are all here to SERVE THE CUSTOMER. Our actions and systems must align towards giving the customer a seamless, exceptional experience.
  •  Strive for SIMPLICITY.
  •  We promote TRUSTING OPEN RELATIONSHIPS across all levels.
  •  PROACTIVE planning.
  •  We employ best in class people with a POSITIVE ATTITUDE.
  •  We build a strong culture of ACCOUNTABILITY.
  •  TEAMWORK is strength.
Company History
1985 btn-history
  • May – Discount Steel cc was founded by William Battershill.
  • The company supplied steel through two divisions into Kwazulu-Natal (KZN Stockist) and the rest of South Africa (Bulk Sales).
1989
  • The group started its property division by purchasing its Pietermaritzburg premises through Red Chip Investments (Pty) Ltd.
1995
  • April – Garrison Steel in Gauteng was opened by Ross Teichmann.
  • The business was set up to offer a “just-in-time” service to the region and now trades as BSi SteelGauteng.
  • Garrison Steel was initially incorporated as a cc in November – The processing division of the group was started under the name Shearcut Precision Steel cc.
1996
  • June – L A Braziers (Pty) Limited was acquired.
1997
  • Growth into Africa was started with the birth of Discount Steel Africa with Grant Mackenzie and Paul Arnott as Executive Directors.
2001
  • September – Discount Steel cc (converted to a (Pty) Ltd) changed its name to BSI (SA) (Pty) Limited.
  • Shearcut Precision Steel was converted to a (Pty) Limited. Garrison Steel cc also converted to a (Pty) Limited.
2002
  • The Gauteng region property was purchased into Doddleprops 6 (Pty) Ltd, expanding the property division of the group.
2003
  • January – The assets of L A Braziers (Pty) Ltd were sold along with the name, leaving the operation now trading as Newcolab (Pty) Ltd.
  • August – The operations of BSI (SA) (Pty) Ltd were split into two, based on geography and method of business.
  • This created the companies of Discount Steel KZN (Pty) Ltd and Discount Steel Trading (Pty) Ltd.
2005
  • Through the procurement of the latest technology cut to length processing line, the processing division expanded and now includes Shearcut (Pty) Ltd.
2007
  • The group’s continued expansion into Africa culminated in the purchase of the Zambia and Congo businesses.
  • The group began a restructure process toconvert all subsidiaries within the group to wholly owned subsidiaries.
  • Minority shareholders within the subsidiary groups were converted into shareholders of the holding company BSI (SA) (Pty) Ltd. Through the restructure BSI became the holding company of Garrison Steel, Discount Steel Trading, Discount Steel KZN, Discount Steel Africa, Discount Steel Zambia, Doddleprops 6, Red Chip Investments and Newcolab.
  • October – BSI (SA) Limited was listed on the AltX of the JSE.
  • May – Grant Mackenzie was appointed as theChief Operating Officer of BSI.
2008
  • April – Grant Mackenzie was appointed Joint CEO of BSI.
  • Ross Teichmann was appointed as the Executive Director of the SA based BSI Steel Stockists.
  • Craig Parry was appointed as the Executive Director of BSI Bulk Sales.
2009
  • December ’08 to February – Shearcut relocate from Alrode to Kliprivier.
  • Reconditioned slitting line is successfully commissioned.
  • April – William Battershill steps down as Joint CEO, remains as Group Chairman.
  • Grant Mackenzie takes over as Group CEO.
  • Final occupation is taken at the group’s new processing, warehousing and distribution facility in Kliprivier.
2010
  • February – Dave Gale opens a new branch in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Roofing division was established.
  • New Schnutz cut to length line is commissioned.
  • August – new branch opens in Tete, Mozambique.
2011
  • March – New “BSi Express” branch opened in Wychwood, Germiston.
  • New slitting line purchased
2014
  • Group Restructure – Wlliam Battershill appointed as CEO.
2015
  • BSi Steel – Celebrates 30 year milestone.
2016
  • Craig Parry appointed as CEO
2017
  • William Battershill appointed as CEO

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