The Australian Mining Review - - GFG ALLIANCE -

GFG Al­liance’s in­dus­trial and met­als business Lib­erty is a large steel and alu­minium pro­ducer and par­tic­i­pant in high value add or ‘ad­vanced en­gi­neer­ing’ prod­ucts. Head­quar­tered in Lon­don with global hubs in Dubai, Sin­ga­pore, Sydney and Hong Kong, the group has five di­vi­sions – Com­modi­ties, Re­cy­cling, Steel, Alu­minium, and En­gi­neer­ing, and trades in more than 50 coun­tries.


An acro­nym for Ship­ping, In­fras­truc­ture, Min­ing, En­ergy and Com­modi­ties, SIMEC is a fully in­de­pen­dent com­pany owned by San­jeev Gupta’s father Par­du­man K. Gupta. In South Aus­tralia, its min­ing di­vi­sion (iron ore and cok­ing coal) sup­plies the raw ma­te­rial for the Whyalla blast fur­nace and to third par­ties. On the en­ergy front, SIMEC is the largest de­vel­oper of re­new­able en­ergy projects in the UK and spe­cialises in trad­ing en­ergy and en­ergy re­lated com­modi­ties. It also owns com­mer­cial ports, rail­way stock, ma­rine fleets, and stor­age fa­cil­i­ties. The other pil­lar to GFG Al­liance is its Wye­lands fi­nan­cial ser­vices group which com­prises an in­de­pen­dent bank and fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sory ser­vices business. The Bri­tish bank is fo­cused on global trade and was es­tab­lished to help in­dus­try grow and en­able busi­nesses to trade more eas­ily around the world. Ja­hama Es­tates is GFG Al­liances’ prop­erty business. It op­er­ates a wide port­fo­lio of in­dus­trial, com­mer­cial, res­i­den­tial and agri­cul­tural prop­er­ties across four con­ti­nents with the ma­jor­ity in the UK. It is cur­rently the fifth largest pri­vate land owner in the UK.

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