HISTORY

About Steelforce Packaging

With more than 50 years of metal trading and exporting experience, two entities came together to combine their knowledge and expertise to revolutionize metal packaging.

  • Historical alliances with top global brands in steel and aluminum
  • Over 3,000,000 tons sold in 2023 - Largest non-producing seller of raw material for metal packaging in the world.
  • Offerings in coil, sheet , ingot, slugs.
  • 3 plants for processing: slitting, cutting, trimming, lacquering & printing
  • 36 logistically strategic warehousing locations around the world
  • 12 established ports & 7 distribution points throughout the USA

Why Choose Steelforce Packaging?

  • Glocal Business Model gives you the global reach, the scale, and the high-level connections to purchase and efficiently ship with the expertise, specialized knowledge, and service-first mentality of a local service center.
  • Full Transparency of pricing, logistics and industry dynamics as well as third party agreements where mills and end-users negotiate directly with each other.
  • SFP Market Insights – our proprietary market intelligence, including specific origin pricing, product vs. end-use technical matching and industry costing.

The Shareholders

SteelFORCE Group is a Belgian trading company based in Antwerp and in steel since the early 70s’. Through the years, SteelForce Group has gone through intensive organic and M&A growth, placing it today among the biggest private steel traders in the world, with twenty-eight companies located all over the globe and sales across 80 countries.

HISTORY

The Shareholders, Steelforce Group is a Belgian trading company based in Antwerp and in steel since the early seventies. Through the decades, Steelforce Group has gone through intensive organic and M&A growth, placing it among the biggest private steel traders in the world, with twenty-eight companies located all over the globe and sales to over.

In addition, the Group allows Steelforce Packaging to count on a global footprint that no other player in the supply of metal-packaging raw materials can access.

The Padovani family has been involved with food and metal packaging for four generations so far. Through different eras of its history, the family went from an agency, through service centers, into trading, and finally into today’s “glocal” distribution business model.

The family makes sure Steelforce Packaging can count on technical and global sourcing understandings unequaled within the metal packaging supplies industry. Passionate expertise acquired through a multi-generational tradition in the adjacent food segments is reflected today in Steelforce Packaging’s ability to offer new products for any existing end-use.

Our story began in 2011 when Vittorio Padovani met his old friend Francis Alexander in Antwerp. Our two co-founders discussed what kind of opportunities they would have if they joined forces to give the metal-packaging industry an unprecedented combination of global products and local service. One with a whole life in the food and can-manufacturing industry, the other a visionary of global trading forged by its passion for all steel products. They agreed in the first meeting: this was going to be a success...

In 2012 they signed a Memorandum of Understanding as the first act of mutual commitment with common ground rules