Reinstating its leadership position, Essar Steel, led by Chairman, Shashi Ruia achieved its highest crude steel production in March this year at 3.8 lakh tonne. This is a growth of 24 per cent over the same period a year ago. Production of finished steel in the month rose 25 per cent to 3.97 lakh tonne. The company is close to completing its expansion of steel-making capacity at 10 mtpa. On completion of the expansion, Essar Steel will be the largest flat steel producer in a single location in the country. The company has a global production capacity of 14 mtpa. It is an integrated flat carbon steel manufacturer with a presence in North America, Europe, West Asia and South East Asia, the UK, the UAE and Indonesia. It is also one of India's largest exporters of flat products, exporting to the highly demanding US and European markets, and to the growing markets of South East Asia and the Middle East.