History and Leadership

An Open Letter from the Chairman
Chairman Abeto A Uy

Dear Friends and Fellow-Filipinos,

I have been cherished a vision of seeing the Filipino as having access to the very best the world has to give… at the least possible cost to himself. And I believe the vision can be realized simply by making those products available to the Filipino – right here and now.

This is the reason why we at Philsteel Holdings group have committed ourselves to building the Steel Corporation of the Philippines.

Steelcorp is more than just a project to us. It is our way of making sure the Filipino does have access to excellent steel products. And since steel is a building block of many other industries, with Steelcorp, we help ensure that steel-based industries too, those involved on fabrication, are boosted as well.

I am especially grateful for R.A. 7103. It has helped to provide us with the framework and the muscle to give shape to our vision of excellence as a way of life for all of us.

As early as now, we are ready to take global competitiveness to a higher level by meeting the demands of the new millennium even today.

Constantly upgrading our products to address the consumers’ changing needs. We have technology and advancement needed to add power and strength to our Steel Industry.

More importantly we have the will and the faith to take the country to within arm’s reach of it’s ultimate goal of progress… and to steel it for the challenges of the next millennium.

Abeto A. Uy
Chairman and CEO
Philsteel Holdings Corporation

History and Leadership
1968
The Steel Legacy
Steel Seeds were planted

In 1968, Uy Po, the Uy Family patriarch began building the family’s galvanizing steel business in Bohol, starting the roots that will later on become the Philsteel Group of companies.

1979
Start of the Steel Revolution
Philippine Steel Coating Corporation was Founded

Philsteel was established when the company entered into a joint venture with then two of Australia’s leading industrial manufacturing names: John Lysaght Australia Ltd. (JLA) and Australia Mining and Smelting Company. The partnership gave birth to a company known as Philippine Steel Coating Corporation with the Uy family as major stockholders and corporate managers. 

1981
Pioneering the Industry Standards
PHILMETAL Products Inc.

In 1981, the Philsteel Group drew the blueprint of a new company which was envisioned to produce economical and durable building materials comparable to the world’s best. Out of this vision, a company called Philmetal Products, Inc. was established. Philmetal became fully operational in 1990, and is now engaged in roll-forming, slitting, shearing and fabrication of metal building products and systems such as roofing, cladding, floor decking, steel framing system and a host of steel sections and bended accessories that are integral parts of the building products.

1981
The START of Innovation
PHIL. STEEL Coating Corporation Plant Ground-breaking

Plant construction commenced on what was to become the Philippines’ first continuous galvanized and double-coated, double-baked pre-painted steel coil manufacturer. With the continuous galvanizing line, Philsteel’s pivotal role as a frontliner in the country’s struggle towards the development and modernization of the iron and steel industry was achieved.

In 1968, Uy Po, the Uy Family patriarch began building the family’s galvanizing steel business in Bohol, starting the roots that will later on become the Philsteel Group of companies.

Several decades after in December 1979, Philsteel was established when the company entered into a joint venture with then two of Australia’s leading industrial manufacturing names: John Lysaght Australia Ltd. (JLA) and Australia Mining and Smelting Company. The partnership gave birth to a company known as Philippine Steel Coating Corporation with the Uy family as major stockholders and corporate managers. Three months after incorporation, plant construction commenced on what was to become the Philippines’ first continuous galvanized and double-coated, double-baked pre-painted steel coil manufacturer. With the continuous galvanizing line, Philsteel’s pivotal role as a frontliner in the country’s struggle towards the development and modernization of the iron and steel industry was achieved.

In 1981, the Philsteel Group drew the blueprint of a new company which was envisioned to produce economical and durable building materials comparable to the world’s best. Out of this vision, a company called Philmetal Products, Inc. was established. Philmetal became fully operational in 1990, and is now engaged in roll-forming, slitting, shearing and fabrication of metal building products and systems such as roofing, cladding, floor decking, steel framing system and a host of steel sections and bended accessories that are integral parts of the building products.

Philsteel Holdings Corporation is behind pioneering steel manufacturing companies — Steel Corporation of the Philippines, Philmetal Products, Inc., and Premier Shelter, Inc.— that deliver supremely global and proudly local brands including GALVALUME 55, COLORBOND and GALVABOND PURE ZINC.

Steel Corporation of the Philippines