|Type||Privately owned company|
|Headquarters||Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu, China|
Chairman: Mr. Shen WenrongExecutive President: Mr. Liu Jian
|Website||Jiangsu Shagang Group Company Limited|
Jiangsu Shagang Group Company Limited, Jiangsu Shagang Group, Shagang Group or Shasteel is located in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu, China, an Economic Development Zone of the Yangtze River. It is the largest privately owned company in China. It involves the production and sales of "Shagang" brand name steel products.
Formerly "Jiangsu Shagang Group Company Limited", it was established in 1975 with self-financing of only $450,000 Yuan. At the end of 2007, it employs over 26,700 staff, covers an area of 10 km2, and has total assets over RMB100 billion Yuan.
The company drew the world's attention in 2001 when it acquired a steel mill (the Dortmund-Hörde plant) from German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp for 30 million euros and shipped its equipment to China where it was reassembled and resumed operation.
Iron and steel are girding China's economic development, and Jiangsu Shagang is big part of that process. The company processes some 18 million tons of iron annually in order to roll out about 23 million tons of steel each year, making it one of China's top-five steel producers. Jiangsu Shagang's product line includes rebar, wire rods, slabs, and hot-rolled coils. In addition to iron and steel, Jiangsu Shagang produces stainless steel and zinc-plated steel sheets. Since 2006, the company has acquired four smaller, rival steel companies, and it now ranks as China's largest private steel producer.