B5 Plus leading steel manufacturing company in Ghana

BY: Graphic.com.gh

The B5 Plus Steel Industry established close to two decades ago by its founder and Chairman, Mr Mukesh Thakwani has become the leading steel manufacturing, pre-engineering fabrication and trading company in Ghana.

With a complete range of steel products suitable for construction from small-scale projects to huge ones such as mining industry, shipping engineering, automobile industry and real estate projects.

They also deal in chemical products, thanks to our expertise in sales, distribution and most importantly, our unwavering passion to deliver reliable products.

B5 Plus is the largest of all its kind, not only in Ghana but in the whole West Africa.

Steel industry

B5 Plus with the vision and mission to become the world’s most recognised steel industry through the excellence of its employees, its innovative approach and its overall conduct.

The company’s mission is underpinned by its steadfast commitment to realise high growth in all spheres they operate in.

The indomitable spirit of this steel company stays buoyed up with its focused vision and relentless efforts of its employees under the astute guidance of Mr Mukesh Thakwani, who has been at the company’s helm from its inception and has carried it forward to its present position of prominence.

Governed by Mr Mukesh Thakwani, one of the best entrepreneurial visionary endowed with an enterprising spirit and the ability to discern future trends, the company has grown by leaps and bounds within a short span of time.

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards Association has honoured Mr Thakwani for his generous contribution towards the socio–economic development of the country.

The market

We create value for our customers by ensuring they’re always well stocked, maintaining the most extensive footprint of facilities and bolster our market leadership position in all the segments they serve.

It has the total Manufacturing and Trading facility in Ghana and other neighbouring countries in West Africa.

Our services are extended to Corporate Sectors, Traders, Construction, and Mining Sectors and to end consumers in ECOWAS countries.

“We have constructed one of the largest, strategic ‘state-of-the-art’ steel manufacturing plant in Africa at Larkpleku Village, Prampram, under the 1D1F ( One District One Factory ) programme. We have constructed this plant in line with the government’s vision and mission to promote “Made-in-Ghana” products”.

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We have procured 642 acres of land under 1D1F. The first phase of the Plant was constructed in 100 acres of land which comprises of SMS (Steel Melting Shop), a Rolling Mill with a production capacity of 250,000 MT per annum and a Pre- Fab manufacturing Plant with a production capacity of 60,000 MT per annum.

We will be producing 1.5million MT in different phases.

In second phase we will be manufacturing steel profiles and Aluminium Products.

In third phase we will be manufacturing cold rolled products.

The manufacturing facility operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week with Sunday as the Maintenance day.

The steel factory at Tema is nestled in a sprawling 75 Acres of continuous land amid the Heavy Industrial Area in Tema and it is criss-crossed with inland roads and reinforced concrete storage areas.

Significant raw materials

We are locally purchasing scrap to nourish our Plant as these are the significant raw materials that will be used in manufacturing of Iron and Steel Products and we need these raw materials for running our operations smoothly without any bottlenecks and is key for sustainable growth.

Based on the current operations we require approx. 40,000 MT of scrap per month which we will procure partly locally and our requirement will go up in the near future once we augment our production.

We are also in the process of building a ship breaking factory which will support our steel industry.

Dismantled ships also generate quality of reusable steel scraps which serve as input for our SMS.

We will be manufacturing Aluminium Ingots, Steel balls etc in different phases.

We will be saving approx. 100 Million USDs per annum in foreign exchange for the Country as B5 Plus will be manufacturing locally in the first phase and we will be saving USD 200 Million per annum in 2nd phase for the Country.

Network

B 5 Plus has the largest network of wholesalers, dealers and distributors in Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Benin, Freetown, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Mali.

Ghana was an Importer of the steel material from the neighbouring countries in West Africa and now it has become a net Exporter of steel materials to all the neighbouring countries due to the concerted efforts of B5 Plus.

The wholesale distribution centres in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Tamale, Kasoa, Agbobloshie and the Manufacturing centres and distribution centres in 25 Branches across West Africa provide extended credit and prompt service to our customers all over west Africa.

The expertise of B5 Plus, the reputation for the best qualities, market know-how and timely delivery of service to meet the requirement of huge construction projects and regional market paved the way for it becoming the premier steel industry.