Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corporation (hereinafter referred to as WISCO) is the first giant iron and steel complex established after the founding of the People's Republic of China, and commenced its operation on Sept. 13, 1958. It is located in the Qingshan District of Wuhan, with an area of 21 square kilometers. It has 4 iron ore mines, 2 auxiliary mines distributed in the east and south part of Hubei and Jiaozhuo in Henan.
WISCO has become an importance plate/sheet-making base in China. It is equipped with complete processing equipment composed of mining, coking, sintering, smelting, rolling and so on.
Since the reform–and-opening-up, WISCO has gradually deepened its own internal reformation and pushed through technical advances to a high point, persistently strengthened its management, cultivated its employees' teamwork with ideality, morality, discipline and culture, and succeeded in creating a new road of combining both quality-profitability with scientific-technological innovation.
At present, it has an overall annual capacity of 9 million tons of iron and steel, respectively, and mainly produces several hundreds of varieties, such as hot rolled sheet/coil, cold rolled sheet/coil, galvanized sheet, tinned sheet, cold rolled silicon steel sheet, color coated sheet and heavy sections, wire and rod, medium-sized plate and many others! Moreover, it also makes cokes, refractory, chemical products, powder metallurgical products, copper-sulfur-cobalt concentrated ore, granulated slag, oxygen, rare gases and other byproducts. It has contracted project construction, machinery fabrication and automated technology development for others.
On Oct. 1993, WISCO Group was established after receiving state approval. WISCO was listed as an important state-owned enterprise under the direct control of the Central Government in December 2000.
Today, it has become a large-sized enterprise group with multi-faceted development of steel production as its main business and several other industries.
In recent years, the company has won many prizes and titles successively, such as the national technical innovation prize, national quality control prize, advanced quality-profitability enterprise of state, national advanced customer satisfactory unit, outstanding contribution prize on China's enterprise management, national advanced party organization, and title of most advanced civilization construction unit in China.
Source: WISCO online