SMC Group – The brand that defines Vietnamese galvanized steel quality

SMC Group – The brand that defines Vietnamese galvanized steel quality

BlogDate: 20-11-2023 by: Ngoc Cam

According to the World Steel Association, Vietnam ranked 13th globally with a crude steel output of 23 million tons in 2021. A significant contributor to this achievement was the SMC Trading Investment Joint Stock Company with a consumption of 1.29 million tons per year. Below, MRS Steel will provide a detailed introduction to SMC, enabling importers to better understand the diversity and quality of Vietnamese steel.

1. General Information about SMC

SMC originally started as Building Material Store No. 15, established in 1988. It quickly grew, became public and transformed into the Trading Investment Joint Stock Company. SMC is a strategic steel manufacturer and distributor in Vietnam with a market share of about 6% nationally and approximately 15% in the Southern Vietnam region.

In 2021, SMC aggressively invested and initiated several long-term projects for the 2021-2025 period, such as:

  • Completing and operating two production lines at the Sendo factory, increasing the overall steel pipe production capacity to 250,000 tons/year, meeting strict standards from global import markets.

  • Finalizing and operating 1 rust-removal line and 1 acid waste treatment line to optimize production costs and improve manufacturing efficiency.

  • Undertaking the SMC Phu My project with a total area of 9.7 hectares and an investment of up to 1,000 billion VND. This promises to become Vietnam's largest steel production center with a design capacity of 300,000 tons of steel and 10 million products annually.

  • SMC exported 159,889 tons in 2021, accounting for 12.4% of the total steel consumption of the entire group. Their primary export markets include Southeast Asia, Europe, the USA, with products such as HRC, CRC, galvanized steel, secondary steel.

2. List of Activities of SMC

SMC's main business activities encompass manufacturing, processing, distribution, and import-export of various steel products, construction materials, interior decoration, construction equipment, mechanics, and steel structures. Currently, SMC Trading Investment Joint Stock Company focuses on product quantity and quality enhancement from subsidiaries such as:

  • SMC Steel CO., LTD: CRC, HRC, GI/GL, PPGI/PPGL, stainless steel sheets, section steels,...

  • SMC Steel Mechanical One Member CO., LTD: HRC, secondary products, galvanized steel sheets.

  • SMC Tan Tao One Member CO., LTD: HRC, hot-rolled sheets, secondary HRC, high tensile steels,...

  • Sendo Steel Pipe Joint Venture CO., LTD: black steel pipe and galvanized steel pipes of all kinds.

3. Scale and Production Technology of SMC

SMC's coil center system has a processing capacity of up to 500,000 tons/year, equipped with infrastructure, machinery and production lines imported from Korea, Taiwan, China following European technology. Scientific management methods comply with ISO 9001:2000 standards, specializing in precision steel sheet cutting services. The colored zinc-plating steel sheet mills at SMC Steel Mechanical, with a production chain from HRC bleaching, cold rolling to zinc galvanizing, have a design capacity of 350,000 tons/year.

All SMC's processing and manufacturing plants are located in designated heavy industrial areas, ensuring no impact on human life and nature.

Regarding energy consumption, SMC has imported advanced, high-capacity production lines based on European technology and regularly maintains them to ensure efficient operations. The entire group operates on automatic control technology with a transmission engine functioning on inverter technology, not only optimizing energy consumption but also ensuring efficient production and the best quality products for customers.

4. MRS Steel - Sourcing and Importing Various Kinds of SMC Steel

With impressive achievements like being in the top 13 countries with the largest crude steel production in 2021 and joining the group of countries exporting steel with a turnover over 10 billion USD, Vietnam is enhancing its position on the global steel map. This also opens opportunities for steel importers to access affordable, quality sources.

However, to approach a completely new market with complex policies and regulations, importers should choose an intermediary to optimize time, costs and human resources. MRS Steel specializes in sourcing and steel export services to numerous countries globally. MRS Steel's partners come from major markets such as the US, UK, Japan, Italy,... ensuring reliable procedures and quality.

SMC is one of Vietnam's largest steel brands and a long-term partner of MRS Steel, offering attractive sales policies and benefits. If you are interested in importing various types of steel from SMC or understanding the Vietnamese steel market, please contact MRS Steel via Whatsapp at +84 76 911 2358 for detailed consultation.