ACERINOX is known worldwide as the one of the most competitive group in the world in stainless steel manufacturing. In production capacity, ACERINOX is the first world producer, with a melting output of 3.5 million Mt. It is formed by three flat products fully integrated production sites: Acerinox Europa, the Factory of El Campo de Gibraltar (Spain, established in 1970), the first one in producing more than one million tons per year (2001), North American Stainless, N.A.S. (Kentucky, USA, established in 1990), also fully integrated since February 2002, and finally Columbus Stainless (Middelburg, South Africa) that became part of the ACERINOX in the year 2002.
In February 2008 ACERINOX decided to carry out the new project in Malaysia. This decision taken after a thorough feasibility study, which included different alternatives, resulted in the construction of an integrated production plant in Johor Bahru, next to Singapore.
The project in its last stage will be a stainless steel integrated plant with 1 million Mt melting capacity and 600,000 Mt cold rolling capacity. Phase I is in operation since January 2012 and Phase II since first quarter of 2013.
In long products, Roldan, S.A. (Ponferrada, Spain), the very modern long products factory of N.A.S. (Kentucky, USA), inaugurated in 2002, and Inoxfil, S.A. (Igualada, Spain), are also leading international companies in terms of competitiveness of their production structure.