The Egyptian Iron and Steel Company signed on 27 September 2013 a contact with UK-based Tata Steel Consulting, a subsidiary of Tata to boost its production levels.
The Egyptian Iron and Steel Company explained that Tata Steel will provide a plan to increase production potential to reach 1.2 million tons of finished steel or 1.45 million tons of semi-finished steel annually.
The Egyptian Iron and Steel Company largely state-owned company.It has been suffering from chronic losses in the past years, which reached 98 million US Dollar in the third quarter of the 2012-13 fiscal year.
The Egyptian Iron and Steel Company get its raw materials from mines in Aswan, Upper Egypt. So, it is not exposed to the volatility of international markets.