Mill Relationships

At Cantak Corp., we value our long-term partnerships with carefully chosen steel manufacturers. Like us, these partners are in it for the long haul, with a focus on quality, traceability and integrity.

JFE Steel
Tokyo, Japan

Formed in 2002 by the merger of NKK and Kawasaki Steel Corp., JFE is among the world’s largest steelmakers. Cantak Corporation established its pipe business with NKK in 1953, and has maintained this relationship and mutual business continuously since that time.

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.

Tokyo, Japan

Nippon Steel was created in 1970 when Yawata Iron & Steel and Fuji Iron & Steel joined forces. The company merged with Sumitomo Metal Industries in 2012, forming NSSMC. Cantak started doing business with Nippon Steel in 1988.

Metal One Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

A subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation and Sojitz Corporation, Metal One has been a key Cantak partner for close to 15 years. This strategic relationship allows Cantak and Metal One to work together, finding the best and most competitive sources for steel.

Tianjin Pipe Corp.
Tianjin, China

Tianjin Pipe was established in 1994 to export OCTG and line pipe (along with a range of pipe and tube for other industrial sectors) from China’s steel mills. It has become a market leader, consistently ranking among China’s top 500 companies in terms of foreign trade.

Baosteel Group
Shanghai, China

A perennial Fortune Global 500 company, Baosteel Group has grown from its startup in 1978 to more than 115,000 employees worldwide. Baosteel emphasizes high value and cutting-edge technology in its operations and its products.

Vallourec Group
Paris, France

With roots going back to 1886, the Vallourec Group is a world leader in premium tubular goods for the energy industry. The company has 51 mills in 20 countries worldwide.

  • Vallourec Star — Houston, Texas; Youngstown, Ohio; Muskogee, Oklahoma
  • Vallourec do Brasil — Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Vam Premium Connections — North America

Cantak began working with North Star Steel in 1989, which was eventually acquired by Vallourec.

Houston, Texas

TMK IPSCO is one of the largest North American producers of welded and seamless pipe and premium connections, dedicated to serving the oil and gas industry and many industrial markets.

Jindal SAW Ltd.
New Delhi, India

Part of leading steel producer the O.P. Jindal Group, Jindal SAW started operation in 1984 as the first company in India to manufacture submerged arc welded, or SAW, pipe. Its focus is on efficiency and sustainable development.

SeAH Steel Corp.
Seoul, Korea

Founded in 1960 as Busan Steel Pipe Industry Corp., SeAH became Korea’s first-ever exporter of steel pipe in 1967. Today, it is the largest manufacturer of steel pipe in Korea, with quality and innovation as its guiding principles.