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Hulwan Iron Foundries (Factory 9)
2951'00"N 3120'00"E

Ein Hulwan, Hulwan, P.O.Box: Hulwan El-Hammamat, Cairo
Tel: 20-2-555-2257/55-2264 & Fax: 2-02-555-2260/3
Telex: 24276 MSBK UN

This military factory is affiliated with the Ministry of Military Production. Military products include casting of hematite iron, grey iron, and steel. Civilian products are the same, in addition to precision casting.

Compared to other newly industrialized countries, Egypt's iron and steel and nonferrous metals industry is well-developed. The oldest two manufacturers are the National Metal Industries located at Abu Zaabal and Delta Steel at Mostorod, both established by the private sector in the 1940s. A third minimill, the Egyptian Copper Works has also developed since 1952 to provide the industry with a diverse range of iron and steel products from its 120 thousands ton plant capacity. The largest integrated steel mill was founded in 1954 - the Egyptian Iron and Steel Corporation - as a joint stock company with majority equity from the state. Located in Hulwan, the company has a work force of 22,770 and its capital employed reached L.E. 1.7 billion in 1995.

Egyptian industrial sectors are dominated by a handful of public and semi-private companies locked in a sluggish struggle to come out on top if and when they are fully exposed to the vicissitudes of the free market and foreign competition. Public sector companies such as the famously bloated Helwan Steel make up about 7 percent of the market.

Helwan , Hilwan [hilwn'] , or Hulwan [hoolwn'] is a residential area in Cairo Governorate, near the Nile opposite the ruins of Memphis. Since 1958 iron and steel have been produced in a modern industrial area. Hulwan has a metallurgical research center and an astronomical observatory. Manufactures include iron and steel, cement, and textiles; there is a food-processing and automobile industry. The town, the site of ancient settlements, is also a health resort, long known for its hot sulfur springs. An ancient burial chamber, one of the largest in the world, was discovered at Hulwan in 1946. The muhafazah (governorate) of Cairo is one of the administrative districts into which Egypt is divided. The boundaries of the governorate encompass only half of the urbanized area; Hulwan, an industrial satellite in the extreme south, is included, but industrial satellites in the far north, such as Shubra al-Khaymah, and the heavily developed quarters on the west bank belong to other muhafazat.

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