ASIL has incorporated Pakistan’s first state of the art and fully integrated steel manufacturing facility comprising of a 45-ton EAF (Electric Arc Furnace), 45-ton LF (Ladle Refining Furnace), and 3-strand CCMs (continuous casting machines with a casting speed of 4.1 meters per min. The high end manufacturing process enables the Company to grade its billet through refining process thus improving its overall product mix to focus on consumer requirements, irrespective of type of input/ raw material. The process also ensures lower level of impurities and wastage, therefore increasing the efficiency of production resources. This method of production provides the Company with an advantage over its competitors which is evident by winning the country’s major development projects during their early stages of inception. Further, the Company’s ability to produce multi products (Deformed bar and Wire rods) from the same production facility, causing lower setup costs, ensures the Company’s sustainable product diversification.
The Company achieves the desirable steel qualities of Steel in Ladle Refining Furnace, and then the molten steel is transferred to the specially designed 3-strand 6-meter radius Continuous Casting Machines. The CCMs then transform the molten steel into hardened billets and round shafts for sale and rerolling. The CCM’s innovative technology allows ASI to directly charge billets into the automatic rolling mill, thereby by-passing an energy intensive requirement of further reheating the billets in an additional furnace. In this way, the high-speed straight automatic rolling mill enables the Company to produce a variety of superior quality products.