On Monday October 2, 2023, the Advanced Smelting Industries Company (ASIC), one of Tasnee affiliates, succeeded in exporting its first shipment of pig iron to the United States of America. The quantity exceeded 37 thousand tons, from the Jazan City for Primary and Downstream Industries Port. This put ASIC as the first exporter through the Port to the United States.
Dr. Fadi Trabzouni, Tasnee EVP Metallurgy, said that this shipment is an important achievement for the company, and is considered a historic moment in the development of this strategic industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the first producer and exporter in the Middle East. Dr. Trabzoni expressed his appreciation for the efforts of ASIC employees for this significant achievement that strengthens national industries, increases their competitiveness at the global level, and promotes the “Made in Saudi” slogan.
This achievement reflects Tasnee efforts and its keenness to put the Kingdom’s name among the list of countries specialized in strategic and advanced industries, through investing in the value chain of titanium metals and cooperating with international partners to localize the technologies of these strategic industries locally, working to develop national talents and contributing to establishing the aviation industry in our country aligning with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
Advanced Smelting Industries Company (ASIC), is 100% owned by Advanced Metal Industries Cluster (AMIC), one of Tasnee affiliates. ASIC owns a titanium smelter in Jazan City for Primary and Downstream Industries, and produces titanium metal and pig iron by using global technologies and operating smelting furnaces that are the largest of their kind in the world.