Benxi Steel Group

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Benxi Steel Group
state-owned enterprise
Industry Iron and steel manufacturing
  • 1905 (Benxi Coal Mine)
  • 1996 (Benxi Iron and Steel Ltd.)
  • 2010 (Benxi Steel)
Headquarters Benxi, China
Revenue Decrease CN¥65.251 billion (2014)
Increase CN¥301.825 million (2014)
Profit Increase CN¥105.685 million (2014)
Total assets Increase CN¥142.951 billion (2014)
Total equity Increase CN¥36.817 billion (2014)
  • Liaoning SASAC (80%)
  • Liaoning Social Security Fund (20%)
Parent Liaoning SASAC
  • Benxi Iron and Steel (100%)
  • Bengang Steel Plates (77.10%)
  • Beiying Iron and Steel (83.66%)
Footnotes / references
in a consolidated basis[1]
Benxi Steel Group Corp., Ltd.
Simplified Chinese 本钢集团有限公司
Traditional Chinese 本鋼集團有限公司
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 本钢集团
Traditional Chinese 本鋼集團
Literal meaning Bengang Group
Benxi Iron and Steel
Simplified Chinese 本溪钢铁
Traditional Chinese 本溪鋼鐵

Benxi Steel Group Corp., Ltd. known as Benxi Steel Group (or Bengang in China) is a Chinese holding company based in Benxi, Liaoning Province, for two steel making group.

The company was formed in 2010 as the holding company for Benxi Iron and Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 本溪钢铁(集团)有限责任公司) and Beitai Iron and Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 北台钢铁(集团)有限责任公司), the latter now known as Benxi Beiying Iron and Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 本溪北营钢铁(集团)股份有限公司).

According to World Steel Association (Chinese companies data was provided by China Iron and Steel Association), the corporation was ranked the 21st in 2015 the world ranking by production volume.[2]

It was owned by State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of Liaoning Provincial People's Government.


In 1905, after the Russo-Japanese War, Liaoning fall under the sphere of influence of Japan. Japanese Okura Kihachiro opened a coal mine in Benxi. After the protest of Qing Government, it became a Sino-Japanese joint venture in 1910 (as Chinese: 本溪湖商辦煤礦業有限公司; literally: "Benxi Lake Commerial Coal Mining Company Limited"). In the next year the company added "Iron" in the denomination (as Chinese: 本溪湖煤鐵有限公司; literally: "Benxi Lake Coal and Iron Company Limited"). After the Mukden Incident, the company was under sole Japanese control until the end of World War II. During Chinese Civil War, in 1948 the company and Liaoning fall under Communist Party of China controls.[3] In 1953, the coal mine was separated from the company as Benxi Mining Bureau.[4] (now part of Shenyang Coal Industry) The steel refinery was also modified under the aid of Soviet Union as 1 of 156 important construction projects (zh) of the First Five-year plan of China. It was one of the 512 important state-owned enterprises in 1997. (1 of 47 iron and steel insudtry)[5]

In 2005 a merger between Benxi Iron and Steel and Anshan Iron & Steel Group Corporation was announced but never materialized. In 2010 a new holding company was formed to takeover "Benxi Iron and Steel" and "Beitai Iron and Steel", located in Beitai, a town in Pingshan District, Benxi. The latter was owned by SASAC of Benxi City, but was transferred to Liaoning SASAC in order to finalize the merger.[6]


Bengang Steel Plates, a subsidiary of Benxi Iron and Steel, is a listed company in Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE: 000761). As at 7 November 2016, Bengang Steel Plates was a constituent of SZSE 1000 Index (top 1000 companies by capitalization) and SZSE 700 Sub-Index (the 301st to 1,000th companies by capitalization), but not a constituent of SZSE Component Index (top 500 companies by capitalization), making the listed company was ranked between the 501st to 1000th by free float adjusted market capitalization.


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