Rasoul Danial Zadeh (Persian: رسول دانیال زاده ;born 24 April 1959) is an entrepreneur, industrialist, and the biggest steel producer in Iran’s private sector.
1- Early life and education
On April 24, 1959, Rasoul Danial Zadeh was born in Tehran. He has three children from his 1981 marriage. He has been working and studying since he was a youngster, and during several decades of industrial activity, he has become one of the major steel manufacturers. In 1993, Danial Zadeh was introduced as Iran’s most successful industrialist in the steel industry.
Rasoul Danial Zadeh’s industrial activity began with constructing a workshop for building profiles near Abali, where 80 people were engaged. Therefore, he entered the steel product manufacturing industry. Then, he expanded the business and constructed factories that produced galvanized pipes, profiles, and sections. In Semnan, he produced all types of galvanized and colored sheets, becoming one of the largest manufacturers in this industry. To conclude the production chain for steel products, he established the Ferro Gilan Complex in 2003. After Mobarakeh Steel Company, this complex is the most significant manufacturer of hot and cold steel sheets. To round out his product portfolio, he also acquired considerable shares of Kaavian Steel Company, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of plate mill. More than 5,000 people are directly employed by this large industrial group, and nearly 20,000 are indirectly employed. The products produced by these businesses nourish more than 400 small and medium-sized businesses across the country. In order to expedite administrative operations and support its various development initiatives, it also establishes Metal Sanat, a manufacturer of metal instruments, and provides engineering services in this field. This collection of factories is the largest production group in the country’s private sector, contributing considerably to employment and production.
3- Managed Companies
3-1- Ferro Gilan Complex
Under the direction of Rasoul Danial Zadeh, this corporation commenced operations in 2003 as the country’s largest private producer of rolled steel. This complex contains three production lines for hot, cold, and galvanized sheets; the annual capacity of the heated sheets production line is 1,200,000 tons. After the REVAMP initiative is completed, annual production will reach 2 million tons. The power of the cold rolling plant is 800,000 tons per year.
Since the end of 2021, this complex’s galvanized sheet production line, with an annual capacity of 150,000 tons, has been operational. Acceptable-quality Ferro Gilan Complex products are used as basic materials in various industries, including the automobile, conduit, and construction industries.
Rasoul Danial Zadeh’s establishment of this massive industrial complex has improved the province’s other economic indicators and substantially increased Gilan’s capacity to generate sustainable employment. Over 1200 individuals currently staff this complex.
3-2- Semnan Rolling & Pipe Factories Co.
Semnan Rolling & Pipe Factories Co. was founded in 1993 in Semnan Industrial City to manufacture all types of pipes and profiles. This group’s spectrum of activities grew in subsequent years to increase the quantity and quality of its products and diversify its offerings. The primary concentration of this group’s first factory was the production of all varieties of half-inch to six-inch diameter pipes and profiles. Due to the market’s strong demand for a wider variety of pipe and profile diameters and galvanized sections, additional lines were added to this collection in 2001, and the capacity to manufacture these products was also made available. The production of large-diameter pipelines and lengthy galvanized sections was another step taken to expand the complex’s capacity, utilized in multiple development projects. In 2003, it was conceivable to produce large pipelines up to 40 inches in diameter, and by 2020, 12-meter galvanized sections would be feasible. This group has also established a fully mechanized, independent pipe-making plant that can produce all types of pipelines from 8 to 24 inches in diameter.
All types of industrial and construction pipes, all kinds of open/closed profiles, all sorts of high-size lines with particular applications, and all types of galvanized sections are among the products of this company. This group’s nominal production capacity is 1 million and ten thousand tons annually and employs more than three hundred people.
3-3- Danial Steel Company (production of colored and galvanized sheets)
This factory formerly operated as a subsidiary of Semnan Rolling & Pipe Factories Co. In 2021, it became a legally distinct entity. This factory is located in the industrial city of Semnan and has two production lines for galvanized sheets and one for colored sheets. This factory’s two galvanized sheet lines have a combined production capacity of 390 thousand tons per year, while the colored sheet line has a total of 150 thousand tons per year. To complete the value chain and reduce production costs, the development plan for the construction of acid washing and cold rolling units in this company has been on the agenda for the past few years, and the stages of study and design, purchase of related machines and infrastructures, and installation of the devices have been completed, and the units are currently being constructed. The implementation of this development plan is anticipated to occur by mid-2023. This project’s acid washing unit will have an annual production capacity of 350 thousand tons, while the cold rolling team will have 250 thousand tons. After the acid washing and cold rolling facilities begin operations, the number of employees at this company will increase to more than 500.
3-4- Kaavian Steel Company
Kaavian Steel Company was founded in Ahvaz, Iran, in December 1991 as the country’s first manufacturer of thick steel sheets. This factory has an annual nominal production capacity of 1.15 million tons of 8 to 50-millimeter-thick sheets. The products of this factory have a variety of applications and are used as basic materials in numerous industries, such as construction and shipbuilding. In addition to numerous certifications, this corporation possesses the national standard mark number 3694 from the Iranian Institute of Standards and Industrial Research. After its establishment and operation, this company has provided thousands of people with stable employment over the years, and it currently employs over 700 people. Due to its proximity to Iran’s central rail and road carriers, the location of this factory has afforded the company a favorable opportunity to distribute its products to domestic markets. On the other hand, the proximity to the Arvand Free Zone and the ports of Khorramshahr and Emam Khomeyni is a competitive advantage for exporting its products to other countries, particularly the extensive Persian Gulf markets.
3-5- Metal Sanat Company
In the construction and metal industries, Metal Sanat factories have been designing, manufacturing, and installing all types of light and heavy metal structures and engineering services for the past 18 years. With over 90,000 square meters of space, including 16,000 square meters of covered space in three buildings outfitted with various automatic and semi-automatic devices, this company is among the most recognizable in its industry. It has a monthly production capacity of two thousand tons. Metal Sanat achieved ISO 3834 and ISO 9001 certifications in 2019.