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 Times - - Local - By Ben Gar­cia

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.

— Pho­tos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: The new steel bend­ing and cut­ting ma­chine at Kuwait Global Steel Ser­vices’ fac­tory.

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