CENTRIN (Central Trinidad Steel Limited) started its operation as a hot rolling mill for long products way back in 1983. The mill, designed by Danieli of Italy is located at Point Lisas Industrial Estate of Trinidad and Tobago and has been a flagship for the country as a quality manufacturer of Reinforcement bars and Merchant bars in the Caribbean region since its inception.
Besides the economic benefits of adequate infrastructure facilities, reliable gas supply, modern deep-water harbour and skilled manpower, the location has made Centrin competitively advantageous in terms of raw material availability. The company's operation is housed in close proximity to Mittal Steel Pt. Lisas, which supplies superior quality DR iron based billets to Centrin for rolling.
The plant has annual production capacity of 120,000m.t producing wide range of products such as Rounds, Rebars, Flats, Angles, Squares in various grades including "Mild", "High Tensile", Stainless Steel and SAE 1020, 1045. The plant is also capable of producing Special Quality Bars to meet customers' specific needs.
The facilities represent modern state of the art of continuous rolling technology whereby it offers improved dimensional accuracy and metallurgical properties compared to conventional technology. Furthermore, over the period, Centrin's management has prudently invested into upgrading the Mill which includes complete refurbishing of Re-heating furnace and installation of slitting line for 12mm and ½" High Tensile Rebars. As a result not only condition of the mill has remained in excellent condition but also productivity has improved.
Combination of high quality DR iron based billets, state of the art of rolling mill, highly skilled and experienced rolling mill personnel and stringent quality check at key stages of the process ensures superior quality and full material traceability of final laboratory staffed with qualified technicians for mechanical testing and provides Mill Test certification for all products rolled.
The more common standards which Centrin's products are rolled to comply with are ASTM, BS, ASST, CSA and SAE, NE. However it has the flexibility to consider other grades.
Over the period, Centrin has expanded its operation into manufacturing other building products such as roofing sheets, both in aluzinc and pre-painted in assorted profiles, purlins (Z and C), decking, reinforcement fabric (BRC) in rolls and sheets, flushing and ridge caps. Centrin's BRc and roofing products are competitively priced without compromising quality in terms of thickness, length or width unlike its many other competitors. As a result Centrin's BRC and roofing products are fast capturing both local and regional market.
Centrin is currently owned 100% by Bhagwansingh's Hardware group (BHSIL), which is the leading steel and hardware supplier in Trinidad and Tobago. Leveraging out of its association with BHSIL group, Centrin can supply any steel items either from its own product range or trading items and act as "one stop window" for construction, fabrication and other sectors steel requirements in local, Caribbean and extra regional market.