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Apex Steel Mill Corporation
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Steel firm Jumbo opens Sh1bn Kilifi plant

Managing director Indravadan Patel said the facility would produce 150 metric tonnes of steel a day. The second and third phases of the plant, which has already begun production, will be completed next year to increase capacity, he added.

Jumbo Steel Mills has completed construction of a Sh1 billion factory expected to create more than 500 direct jobs for locals of Rabai sub-county. Managing director Indravadan Patel said the facility would produce 150 metric tonnes of steel a day. The second and third phases of the plant, which has already begun production, will be completed next year to increase capacity, he added.“The first phase of the mill is ready.“We are also adding another one at the site which will be complete by next year. We already produced 30 tonnes yesterday,” he said yesterday at the commissioning of the plant.

The steel mill, which sits on 15 acres, will use imported iron ore from India, South Africa and China, among other countries to manufacture steel products.Kilifi governor Amason Kingi said the steel plant would be a big boost to the local economy as he encouraged other companies to invest in the county.Other local manufacturers are Devki Steel Mills, Tononoka Steel, Apex Steel Mill Corporation, Steel Makers Ltd and Prime Steel Ltd.

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