Scaw Metals joins the SAPS in changing communities for the good  - 20 October 2016


​Today, in partnership with the South African Police Service (SAPS), leading steel and steel product manufacturer, Scaw Metals Group will destroy more than 30 tons of illegal firearms at its Union Junction facility in Germiston.  Crime prevention is high on the agenda in South Africa and key to the South African Police Service (SAPS) are the efforts to decrease the use of such firearms.

Markus Hannemann, Scaw Metals Group CEO says, “We are honoured to be part of the SAPS’s destruction of illegal firearms initiative and we look forward to future collaborations. Together with the SAPS, we have indeed highlighted the importance of what can happen when we work together to improve our society. Scaw Metals will continue leading as an example to the steel industry on how vital it is to working in partnership to achieve positive growth.”

The use of this scrap metal will be used to produce Rebar products which are used in the construction industry.  Scaw Metals Group is committed to sustainable development of its products, and is in fact, a green steel accredited manufacturer of Rebar in South Africa.

Partnerships such as these add remarkable value to not only the steel industry but endorse positive social changes and harbour economic growth as well. Scaw Metal’s is a corporate citizen that sees the long term advantages of collaborating with key stakeholders.”

An article titled Giving substance to political will, the role of the SAPS in destroying firearms stated that  *The SAPS was the first South African government department to develop a policy of destruction for redundant, obsolete, seized or any other firearms that could not be classified as standard. Today, the SAPS have an ongoing policy and programme to destroy obsolete and redundant arms as well as illegal or confiscated firearms.

Scaw Metals can be seen as catalyst to infrastructure development as the Rebar products are used in the construction industry and further supports Governments rising infrastructure development plans. Alternative cost-effective solutions for producing products in the steel sector have become increasingly important as tough economic conditions continue to hike the price of raw materials.




About Scaw Metals Group


Scaw is a South African-led company producing highly specialised and critical consumable components for the mining, rail, power, offshore oil and gas, construction, commercial and other industrial sectors. The business operates through four product focused business units with facilities in South Africa. Grinding Media produces high chrome and forged grinding media. Wire Rod Products produces steel wire rope, chain, wire and strand and other related products for mining, industrial, construction and offshore oil drilling applications. Cast Products designs and produces a variety of cast steel products for the mining, metal processing, power generation and railway industries. Rolled Products is a manufacturer of low and high carbon long steel products.

Issued  on behalf of:

Dudu Ndlovu
Executive Head of Public Affairs & Communications

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