To this end, this pioneering company has been named one of the Top Four Steel Producers in the Middle East by MEED, a Middle East business intelligence company.
Qatar Steel formed in 1974 as the first integrated steel plant in the Arabian Gulf, began production in 1978 and became wholly owned by Qatar Industries a Qatari company listed on the Doha Security Market.
As the company strived to provide much-needed metals and steel to GCC, regional and international markets, it garnered a reputation for unrivaled quality, flexibility and reliability.
Speaking of Qatar Steel's involvement in the booming industry, Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Thani, Director and General Manager of Qatar Steel, said:
"Qatar Steel is regarded as an innovator and a pioneer. Since we began production in 1978, Qatar Steel has distinguished itself in the industry and has been instrumental in the development of the region. The Middle East is expected to produce over 60 million tons of raw steel by 2010 and Qatar Steel will be a forerunner in this production as it continues to deliver quality and reliability."
Through state-of-the-art modernization and technically-advanced expansion projects, Qatar Steel and its Dubai subsidiary, Qatar Steel Company FZE, continue their development initiatives aimed at increasing productivity capacity and meeting the increasing demand for steel in Qatar and across the globe.
Its sprawling plant in Mesaieed Industrial City, south of Qatar's capital city of Doha, and UAE factory employ over 2,000 employees.
With 30 years of industry excellence and a recent corporate rebranding program under its belt, Qatar Steel shows no indication of slowing down.
Sheikh Nasser commented: "Since its inception 30 years ago, Qatar Steel has sought to be recognized in this increasingly competitive market as an innovative leader in the metals and steel industry. Through our operational and organizational excellence, adherence to quality, embrace of technology, respect for the environment and a responsibility to good corporate citizenship, we have attained this. We have sought to redefine industry standards and have remained ahead of the competition because we have very fundamental standards regarding product quality, price, delivery, and diversity of offerings."
Qatar Steel takes great pride in its commitment to the environment.
The company employs various methods of recycling and re-using production waste, basing its production process on the utilization of clean raw materials and, steel making technology that is the lowest producer of CO2 emission per ton of steel in the world.
The company has been awarded the GCC Environmental Award for "Best Company" among the GCC regarding implementation of environmental standards and measurement.
Qatar Steel has ambitious strategic growth plans underway. The company has expanded into the mining industry, acquired production facilities and purchased or secured alliances with industry partners
"We will continue to be dedicated our self to our customer by giving the highest quality service and reliability" Sheikh Nasser said of Qatar Steel's future.