Kromnickel is a private limited company engaged in the business of Trading, stocking and distribution of stainless steel products into the Malaysian market and also the South East Asian region including China. Its suppliers are mainly from India but a sizeable chunk of the products has also been purchased from USA and Taiwan.Over the years it has managed to penetrate the mineral sector aswell having successfully marketed several minerals and fluxes for the steel alloy and non ferrous ,non metallic industries.
The company is managed by professionals in the industry who are trained in metallurgy and the related associated industries.They currently are providing consultancy to a number of companies both locally and in Vietnam on product development and in the use of special steels. The company currently promotes application based material usage in view of rising alloy prices. Most of the company’s users have now started their conversion to Low Nickel substitutes instead of the commercial 304 general purpose materials.
We also have a team of marketing personnel who have capability to understand and organize requirements of special requests and requiremenets to their individual needs of the companies. Through a series of regular meetings and also participation in steel conferences latest innovations and practices are updated and filtered down to all concerned.
The business volume is in the region of RM 80,000,000 up to 2014. The current market level and the business environment for special steels is growing and we anticipate that our growth in the activity will be enhanced further. The China market has been by far the largest consumer of Hot Rolled stainless steel coils. Total consumption is more than 4 million tons/year. There has been a tremendous effort by the China steel makers and rollers to adapt to simple cold rolled technology by using Hot Rolled stainless coils to turn into Cold Rolled stainless steel. We have clear understandings with stainless steel mills in India. Up till now there are only 3 producers and we are proud that we have been associated with all 3 in the growth of the stainless sector from India in particular.JSL Stainless Ltd has fully supported us in the progress of the company both as a supplier and buyer at the same time.
We for see a bright future for stainless steel industry as a whole. The consumption pattern for 2005 indicates a robust use of these materials in everyday life. Todate our use of stainless steel in Malaysia is about 100,000mt and growing. We anticipate that by 2020 Malaysia will have its own stainless making facilities to meet the demands of the SEA region as a whole. Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam are the only countries with stainless cold rolling facilities. We anticipate that stainless melting facility and HR will become a reality one day and it is our desire to be part of that growth.
From 2008 ,The carbonates division was set up with DLH Minerals Vietnam after a request was made by several companies we are associated with to look into the supply of Quicklime and Burnt Dolomite from SEA regions for their plants.
The first orders were received in 2009 after due diligence was carried out by Kromnickel Sdn Bhd for the supply of Quicklime and Doloime with JSL Odisha plant.A series of tests were carried out and the tests were successful.
To date Kromnickel and DLH Minerals have set up a new company know as Allied Mineral Resources Sdn Bhd to look into the mineral segment together with our related and associated companies DLH Vietnam JSC and Anaamviet Vietnam JSC .
Kromnickel Sdn Bhd has started delivery for Non Metallic minerals to India,Indonesia Korea.Japan,Bangladesh ,Taiwan and China both from Malaysia nad our associate companies in Vietnam.
From 2009 till date Kromnickel Sdn Bhd has supplied approximatel 250,000 /Mt of Quicklime and Dololime alone. Raw Clays section is being developed with an Indian based company Tattva Hical & Compounds Pvt Ltd.