Kandil opened its doors to the market since 1865, starting by manufacturing manual agricultural machinery which were changed later on to semi-automatic ones, then on to boilers in the early 1900’s. Passing through several phases, Kandil finally focused on flat steel in the 1950s after Mr. Mohy Kandil finished Economics degree in France and then became a genuine steel player in building the Egyptian industries.
He started trading in flat steel, initiating a small workshop for processing steel sheets while concentrating mainly on prime quality materials which gave the family a strong presence and reputation in the Egyptian Market.
In the early 1980’s, the family started the first modern flat steel service center KAMA in 10th of Ramadan city. Maintaining quality and reliability together with investing in modern western production lines established the brand as the leader in supply of flat steel for all manufacturing and construction sectors.
By the year 2000, Kandil Steel initiated the first privately owned cold rolling mill in Egypt followed by its first Galvanizing line in the year 2003. Since then, Kandil kept investing in a new production line every year till it acquired its main competitor Galvametal in the year 2007.
Kandil built its name as a reliable Cold Rolled, Galvanized & Coated flat steel supplier, in both the European and Middle Eastern markets. The company’s current production capacity is about 600,000 tons/Year, almost 40% of which are dedicated to export.