Appollo Ispat Complex Limited is situated in Shimrail, Siddhirganj, Narayanganj, only 14km. away from Dhaka. The project area is comprised of 17 acres of land. Appollo is pioneering the CI sheet business in Bangladesh since 1997. Previously the promoters of Appollo Ispat started the C.I. Sheet business with the trading and then importing finished CI sheets during sixties. In 1987 Appollo began its own manufacturing facility with a sheet-to-sheet CGI line In the name of Appollo Steel Mills Ltd. In 1993 Appollo expanded the facilities into the second line. In 1997 the company established most modern and sophisticated Continuous Galvanizing Line (CGL) which was first of its kind in Bangladesh. The new manufacturing plant with complete modern technology was incepted and the new name of the journey was Appollo Ispat Complex Limited. and today Appollo is much ahead by producing its own raw materials at its own art-of-the-state Cold Rolling Mill. Appollo Ispat Complex Limited is now one of the largest CI sheet manufacturer of the country.
The first manufacturing line established in 1997 is a continuous galvanized process. This entire facility was imported from the world reputed Nippon Denro of Japan. In early 2002, the second line of manufacturing facility went into operation. This installation was done by the Japanese technicians and at the same time the first line was also re-flourished and upgraded. The entire production facility is highly sophisticated, well operated by a group of skilled technician and managed by a resourceful management team. With the best precession Japanese technology, sincere and skilled human resources, the company is proudly producing the best quality CI sheets for the country. The reputed trading base and quality product helps the company to achieve a large marketing network around the country.
In the year 2004, Appollo vertically expanded its operation and went into backward linkage industry by establishing a Cold Rolled Coil Manufacturing plant. Eventually this capacity will be increased to double in the second phase. Since the 90% of the required infrastructural facilities have been made parallely ready with the present Cold Rolled Manufacturing line, the installation & commissioning of the second phase can be completed in the minimal possible time.
In the year 2005, Appollo incorporated an acid regeneration project which facilitates reclamation of 90% of the used acid and thus ensures an environment friendly production.
In 2013, Appollo has taken initiative to put one Radiant Tube Furnace (RTF) technology driven Non-Oxidized Furnace based Galvanizing Plant at the existing industrial complex of the company. Current consumer preference is towards CI sheets manufactured using a Non Oxidizing Furnace (NOF). NOFs are rapid heating furnaces that cut out hydrochloric acid and lead usage during the galvanizing process, producing a durable CI sheet with a lifespan of over 5 years. Eliminating lead and acid usage during the final stages of production also makes the process cost effective and environmentally friendly. Furthermore, these products tend to be shinier than ordinary CI sheets – therefore can command a premium price over regular CI sheets. Required machinery has already been imported, the civil and other project works are in progress. This new project is expected to go into commercial production in August 2015.
Appollo Ispat became a listed Public Limited Company in Dhaka Stock Exchange and Chittagong Stock Exchange in December 2013.
The Corporate Head Office at 407 Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka operates the central management. The company directors are eminent in the business domain of Bangladesh. Every director is reputed by their own social and business activities. The prudent foresight ness of the board of director is considered as the landmark in the industrial growth.