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Top 10 Steel Companies in Kenya

Due to its tensile strength, ductility, and hardness, steel is an important material that is fit to be used in the manufacture of a wide range of products such as building materials, fencing materials, utensils, automotive spare parts, and many more. This makes the demand for it to be massive. Owing to this, there is a good number of steel companies in Kenya that have been set up to meet the market demand. We have compiled in this article a list of the top 10 steel companies in Kenya.

These companies are spread across the country but a majority of them are located in the capital, Nairobi. Some have branches in other parts of the country while others have even ventured outside of the country to seek new markets.

Most of these companies incorporate the use of machines such as furnaces to smelt iron and form them into meaningful steel products. Other operations such as machining, welding, cutting, drawing, extrusion, rolling, and forging are also used to produce different types of steel items.

List of Top 10 Steel Companies in Kenya
1.    Devki Steel Mills

Devki Steel Mills is one of the companies under the umbrella of Devki Group of Companies. The other companies are National Cement Company Limited, Maisha Mabati Mills Limited, Maisha Packaging Company Limited, Northwood Aviation Agencies Limited, and Mavuno Fertilizers & Minerals.

Devki Steel Mills Limited started as a single tube mill about 20 years ago. It has however diversified and grown tremendously over the years and now commands a market share of about 50%.

The company has factories in 3 locations; Mombasa, Athi River, and Ruiru. These factories produce a wide range of high-quality steel products such as:

  • Reinforcement bars
  • Chain link fencing materials
  • Barbed wires
  • Hoop iron
  • Hollow section
  • Zed section
  • Mild steel plates
  • Mild steel angles
  • Wire nails

Contacts:

Website: https://devkigroupke.com/steel

Email: sales@devkisteel.com

Phone: 0756 020 000

Ruiru Town P.O. Box 33319-00600, Nairobi, Kenya

 

2.    Apex Steel

Apex steel was started in 1970 as a distributor of steel products in the East African region. It has grown over the years to be one of the best steel companies in Kenya today. It has attained ISO certification for its tube and piping manufacturing divisions.

 

Apex steel is a pioneer in the steel manufacturing industry. It was the first steel company in Kenya to:

  • Sell by weight
  • Manufacture deformed bars
  • Provide “Cut and bend” services
  • Install in-house testing facilities at the plant
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The company manufactures steel products like black pipes, window sections, square tubes, rectangular tubes, circular hollow sections, flat bars, square bars, and round bars.

 

Contacts:

Website: www.apex-steel.com

Email: marketing@apex-steel.com

Phone: +254 780 505 020

Head Office Location: FUNZI ROAD, INDUSTRIAL AREA.

P.O. BOX 18441-00500

NAIROBI.

 

3.    Zenith Steel Fabricators Ltd.

Zenith Steel Fabricators Limited is one of the best steel Companies in Kenya. It was formed in 1977 as a small steel fabrication workshop. It has however grown into a large company with a presence in 13 other African countries apart from Kenya. These countries are Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, South Sudan, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Angola, DRC, Burundi, and Rwanda.

 

Zenith Steel Fabricators Limited prides itself on commissioning the first automated workshop in East and Central Africa. The plant uses automatic CNC lines for drilling and cutting operations. It also has automatic shot blasting and manually operated welding and airless spray painting units.

Some of the company’s products and services include:

  • Galvanized steel tanks
  • Structural steelworks
  • Cow barns
  • Poultry sheds
  • Multi-story buildings
  • Greenhouse
  • Castellated beams
  • Tilcor roofing system

Contacts:

Website: www.zenithsteel.com

Email: sales@zenithsteel.com

Telephone: +254 722 205 902, +254 733 555 281

Zenith Steel Fabricators Ltd,

P.O Box:  18314 – 00500, Nairobi

4.    Jumbo Steel

Having been opened in 2015, Jumbo steel is the newest Steel company in Kenya that is located in Rabai, Kilifi county. It has branches in Mombasa, Nairobi, and Kisumu. It is one of the various companies under the umbrella of the Jumbo group of companies, which is a privately owned group that was started in 1990.

 

Even though it is still new in the industry, Jumbo steel has a strong presence and is considered one of the best steel manufacturing companies in Kenya. The company has the capacity of producing 130,000 tons of steel annually. It sources scrap metal that is recycled to produce different products such as Reinforcement bars.

Contacts:

Website: www.jumbosteel.co.ke

Email: info@jumbosteel.co.ke

Phone: +29902980107

P.O.BOX – 99029-80107 RABAI, KILIFI COUNTY, MOMBASA

5.    Metco Limited

Metco Limited produces goods fabricated from stainless steel, mild steel, and aluminum. It was established in 1975 and is now famous for producing top-quality goods from the two factories it currently owns in Kenya. It currently has a workforce of over 80 staff.

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To keep abreast with modern trends, Metco invests heavily in today’s technology, machines, and equipment. The company manufactures items such as furniture, catering equipment, shelving, and cabinets among others.

Contacts:

Website: www.metcolimited.com

Email: sales@metcolimited.com

Telephone: +254 20 6557287/6555037

Lusaka Close, P O Box 43996 – GPO 00100, Nairobi.

6.    Steel Structures Limited

When it comes to the delivery of quality steel structural solutions, Steel Structures Limited has had a fair share of it. It conducts its business not only in Kenya but also in several other African countries. It has enjoyed remarkable growth and reputation since its inception in 1971 and is now ranked among the top steel companies in Kenya, East Africa,  and Central Africa.

By the use of drawings, design, fabrication, supply, painting, delivery & installation, the company offers structural steel solutions in two ways:

  • Design and supply
  • Design and build

The company has divided its operations into 4 main parts:

  • Heavy gauge steel building solutions
  • Light gauge steel frame solutions
  • Standard product solutions
  • Service centre

It has a clientele that is drawn from different fields. It consists of Architects, Developers, Investors, and Manufacturers among others.

Contacts:

Website: www.steelstructureskenya.com

Email: info@steelstructureskenya.com

Phone: +254 733 517 700

Headquarters Location: Kangundo Road, Off Outering Road, Nairobi

7.    Eldoret Steel Mills Limited

Eldoret Steel Mills prides itself as one of the largest direct steel exporters in Kenya. With 40 years of experience in the industry, the Eldoret-based company exports its products to over 5 countries in the world and earns annual revenue of over Ksh.1 billion.

Eldoret Steel Mills is also a scrap metal dealer that sources metal scrap locally and exports it to different countries around the world. It deals with both ferrous metal like steel and nonferrous metals like aluminum, copper, and carbide. It also produces items from Flat Rolled Carbon, Flat Rolled Coated, and Tin Mill.

Contacts:

Website: www.eldoretsteel.com

Email: info@eldoresteel.com

Phone: +254-203894114 / +254 53 2033398

Physical location: Kambi Somali Road, Eldoret, Kenya.

8.    Accurate Steel Mills

Accurate Steel Mills is one of the best steel companies in Kenya that was started in 1997. It has ever since served a total of over 250 clients and currently has about 400 employees.

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The company takes the quality of its products very seriously. Before they are sold, all the products undergo thorough chemical and mechanical testing to ensure that they are of top quality. The products that do not meet the quality standards are rejected. This has made its products stand out from the rest in the market in terms of quality.

Accurate Steel Mills offers about 10 different products to its clients. They are mostly used in the construction and fabrication industries. They include:

  • TMT bars
  • T sections
  • Hollow sections
  • Panel mesh
  • Mild steel angles
  • Flat bars
  • Z sections
  • Mild steel plates
  • Square bars
  • Black pipes

Contacts:

Website: www.accurate.co.ke

Email: avraj@accurate.co.ke

Tel: +254 (020) 8099929/2620268

Head Office:  Falcon Road, Off Enterprise Road, P.O.Box 74332-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.

9.    Kens Metal Industries Limited

Kens Metal Industries is a Kenyan Steel company that was started in 1982 as a foundry that dealt with Aluminum, Brass, Iron, and Bronze. From there, the company progressed to opening a machine workshop and later stocking and supplying different types of metals.

It is however currently one of the best steel companies in Kenya that offers a wide array of products and services. The products it offers include Stainless steel, Mild steel, Tool steels, Aluminum, and others. The services it offers its clients are Extrusion, Casting facilities, Cutting facilities, and Forging.

Contacts:

Website: www.kensmetal.co.ke

Email: sales.ind@kensmetal.co.ke

Phone: +254 733 914173

10.  Fine Engineering Works Limited

Fine Engineering Works Limited is a Kenyan steel company that has 35 years of experience working on different infrastructure projects for different clients. Its knowledge of safety, technical expertise, and quality are top-notch.

Among the noticeable products that this company produces is the Jiko Poa stove. It is an innovative, fuel-efficient wood-stove whose production was started in 2011. The product quickly took its place in the market and was loved by many Kenyans.

The company offers services such as:

  • Construction management
  • Road works
  • Design and build
  • Fabrication
  • Commercial fit-out & custom furniture

Contacts:

Website: www.fineeng.com

Email: fineeng1983@gmail.com

Phone: +254 728 310886

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