Cutting, bending company helps reduce manpower cost, time for construction projects in Kuwait
‘The answer to a much-needed faster and reliable steel service’
KUWAIT: Kuwait Global Steel Services, a subsidiary of Al-Yousifi Group, brings to Kuwait for the first time a new venture for cutting and bending steel for construction projects in the country. “This company is the answer to a much-needed faster and reliable steel service for the growing construction business in Kuwait. This is a first in the country, covering around seven percent of the market,” said engineer Carlo Micoli, Managing Partner - Kuwait Global Steel Services.
“In 2019, we want to cover at least 12 percent of the market and we are expanding to meet the huge demand of the construction business in Kuwait. I am sure with our entry, there will be more companies who will try the business and some have indicated to do so. We welcome them, since we only have this much factory output,” said Micoli. The clients, according to Micoli, are mostly private firms, but they are working on government projects.
“I just came after meeting our new client (the Maternity Hospital in Al-Sabah health zone). We have more clients and they are big companies. The goal is for faster, reliable and less human involvement in cutting and bending steel. With the help of machines, the usual 12 people you need at a conventional construction site are now reduced to just one. So it’s a cut of manpower from 12 to only one. You don’t need that many people if you entrust the job to us and the machine will do it faster and precisely,” he added.
The Kuwait Global Steel Services facility is located in Amhgara industrial area near Jahra. “Thanks to our Italian machines, a lot of projects will get completed faster because we can easily cut and bend the steel needed for construction projects. If you want to finish your project faster, contact us - we are ready to help complete your projects in the best possible time,” he said. Hailing from Italy, Micoli introduced this system in the United Arab Emirates. His presence was also felt in the construction of Abu Dhabi Airport, Dubai Metro, Dubai Mall, Burj Al-Arab, The Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace and the Grand Mosque.
The company was supposed to be fully operational by the first quarter of 2016, but due to some government requirements, the company started operations towards the middle of 2017. “We have been fully operational since the past one year. The company is receiving many clients now. The contractor buys steel from a local steel company and they deliver it to us in the factory for cutting and bending. They will tell us the rebar specifications they need - we will do the work as per the customer’s requirements. In this way, we are not only cutting their costs, but also their time in doing all this hard work,” he said.
KUWAIT: The new steel bending and cutting machine at Kuwait Global Steel Services’ factory.