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We can offer the highest quality services to aid you in overcoming the following challenges in the steel industry.

  • Cyclicality - Industrial metals companies are highly dependent on the fortunes of the cyclical auto and construction industries.

  • Regulatory pressures - The steel and metal industries are subject to a variety of environmental laws regarding air emissions, wastewater, and hazardous waste disposal

  • China pressures raw materials costs - emergence of China as the world’s largest steelmaking country has created immense upward pressure on the prices of raw materials, such as iron ore, ferrous scrap, coke, and coal

  • Consolidation in steel industry forced by factors such as technological and structural transition, and competition together with rising costs for raw materials. Horizontal consolidation in what is a largely fragmented market is expected to continue while rising raw material prices and a greater desire by some steel producers for self-sufficiency will likely incite vertical integration.

  • Major Korean players investment overseas - Major local steel companies are increasingly looking for greenfield investment opportunities to sustain growth.


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