EMVAfrica was born out of the combined strengths and industry know-how of three great companies that have three decades of experience. A commitment to taking their shared competencies to the highest level by consolidating Energy Engineered Products, Multi Alloys, and E-Metals Cape under a single identity. Streamlining into one powerful rationalized Group with wider reach, broader benefits, and a greater industry footprint. We are committed to providing the quality products and top performance of a big company with the same dedicated service that we have always delivered.
Euro Steel has evolved into one of South Africa’s largest local distributor and exporter of stainless steel, special steels, aluminum, and other corrosion-resistant materials.
The company operates predominantly in all major cities in South Africa but also has operations in Namibia, Zambia, and Mozambique – all of which combine to actively form the company’s sub-Saharan Africa service region.
The company was founded by Danny du Plessis in 1992 when he saw a gap in the market for a focused, specialist supplier of stainless steel flanges. Since those humble beginnings, the company has grown from shared premises to its own factory space in Germiston North.
Steel and Pipes for Africa is a national concern that, has been trading since 1993 and operates 19 outlets throughout South Africa and is Southern Africa’s biggest supplier of Robor steel tubing (ISO & SABS certified) plus a wide range of first-grade steel and high-quality hardware products. We are a Steel Merchant -wholesaler and sell directly to the public.
BCG Stainless Steel Services has earned a reputation for exceptional service and high-quality products with our customers, Part of our company’s success is its refusal to compromise on quality and service.
It’s easy to search the suppliers by google searching.
Usually, the official website of the suppliers will have the following keywords:
ps: product keywords are replaced with "stainless steel"
"stainless steel suppliers in ..."
"stainless steel factory in ..."
"stainless steel manufacturers in ..."
"bulk stainless steel in ..."
"stainless steel wholesalers in ..."
Sometimes, you need to ignore supplier information from Google Ads:
02 - Google Maps Searching
Google maps is also an excellent tool to find suppliers. Also, we can find the suppliers’ addresses and strengths by using the “street view” function.
03 – Google Images Searching
The suppliers usually show lots of their product photos on their websites. We can search these photos by keywords or by uploading images.
04 – Other Local Search Engines
Sometimes some local search engines (such as baidu.com in China, and yandex.com in Russia.) do even better than Google.
For example, we can easily find many good Chinese stainless steel supplier by searching “不锈钢厂家” on baidu.com.
Find the Right Suppliers On Alibaba.com
There're two ways to find & contact the suppliers:
Searching on the platform. - You can find the suppliers list according to search the keywords such as "stainless steel".
Submit a Purchasing Request (RFQ). After the request is done, you can continue to receive information from suppliers in the next few days.
I prefer to search directly cause it's more proactive and efficient. Now let's check it.
Step 01 - Search Keyword
After searching the keyword “stainless steel” on alibaba.com, we’ll get a product list page ( about 45 products).
Step 02 - Avoid Advertising Products
It's necessary to ignore the advertising product to find good suppliers. The advertising product usually is with a label on the right like this:
Step 03 - Choose the Stainless Steel Suppliers
There're many icons on each product. Some icons can help us find good suppliers.
Here's what these tags mean: 🛆 No.1 - Product Label: This is a useless label cause it can be edited by suppliers. 🛆 No.2 - Customs Data Label: Useless. Sellers wouldn’t have this label if they don’t like to display their data. ▲ No.3 - Company Name Label: Useful. We can find supplier's websites by clicking this link — on the “contacts” page. (click to see how to find) ▲ No.4 - Member Age: Useful. It’s reasonless to purchase from ONLY 1-years-member suppliers. 🛆 No.5 - Verified Label: Useless. It’s a paid service on alibaba.com. The certification company just takes some photos of vendors’ offices & business licenses. ▲ No.6 - Trade Assurance: Useful. Make sure the “Supplier’s Trade Assurance Limit” (you’ll find it when you put the mouse on the little yellow crown icon) is enough to secure our payment. 🛆 No.7 - Response Rate: Useless. Most of the response rate is more than 95%. This is just an indicator to evaluate suppliers. ▲ No.8 - Sales on alibaba.com: Useful. This label shows vendors’ sales on alibaba.com. 🛆 No.9 - Supplier Service Stars: Useless. It’s proportional to the cost of the suppliers. 🛆 No.10 - Feedback: Useless already. For better rank on alibaba.com, there’re more and more suppliers begin to pay for fake feedback.