Liberty has been trading a wide range of raw materials and products related to the ferrous industry for over 24 years. The business has built strong lasting relationships with many supply mills and end users.
Iron ore fines, iron ore lumps, iron ore pellets, pig iron, scrap, hbi/dri, metallics, coking coal, coke and thermal coal form part of the Group's raw materials portfolio. These materials are then incorporated into the steel making process, either through blast furnaces, electric furnaces or coal based sponge iron routes.
Liberty also sources thermal coal for power plants that are allied to ferrous production units and leverages its expertise to supply stand-alone power plants as well.
The bulk of the company's trade is in products that are processed further and serve as input material in industrial units. Liberty trades bulk volumes in blooms, billets, slabs and hot rolled coils. Blooms and billets are further rolled into deformed bars, wire rods, structurals and other long products by our customers. Slabs are rolled into plates or hot rolled coils and hot rolled coils are further processed into pipes and structures or rolled further into cold rolled coils.
While the trading part of the business is focussed on bulk inputs, Liberty also seeks to enhance its offerings through local service, distribution and stock centres by competitively sourcing finished steel products ranging from wire rods and deformed bars to cold rolled and coated steels.