For the first time ever in Nigeria, Introducing Tiger TMT 550D Steel Rebars

TIGER TMT Products

Tiger TMT, the name is synonymous with Iron Rods/Steel Rebars across West Africa. For decades it has been "The Most Trusted Brand" in West Africa.

Tiger TMT rebars are produced through fully automated Thermo-Mechanical Treatment and the latest 3D laser technology creating a perfect uniform rib structure to seamlessly bond with concrete and cement. This gives unmatchable strength and perfect ductility when used in buildings and structures. This enables Tiger TMT to withstand earthquakes, resist corrosion and moist conditions, thereby making them defect-free and long-lasting. A building constructed using Tiger TMT iron rods can help in tackling the issue of cracks appearing on the walls.

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Tiger TMT rebars are well known for their consistent and superior assurance of quality, a hallmark of brand Tiger. The product comes in uniform and consistent properties with close tolerances. Quality is ensured at every step right from the input of raw materials to the final products that are delivered on site. With highly automated plants, modern testing equipment and continuous checks at every level, Tiger TMT iron rods attain optimum physical and chemical properties. The steel rebars meet stringent norms, comply with American Standard (ASTM), and also adhere to the specifications of Standards Organisation of Nigeria.

Tiger TMT 550D Steel rebars


After successfully establishing Tiger TMT as a brand to recon with, African Industries Group is now introducing an enhanced offering - Tiger TMT 550D Steel rebars. These rebars are of superior grade and have a much higher proportion of tensile strength and elongation compared to its peers. Tiger TMT 550D Steel rebars provides various unique advantages like superior stability, higher durability, and easy workability. Their mechanical & chemical properties position them at a step higher than any competitor product within West Africa. Higher strength (550D) of the rebars helps in increasing the spacing between bars, which essentially means min. 10% savings (by using lesser number of rebars).

Raw Material and Processing

Tiger 550D TMT rebars are manufactured using superior quality raw materials from our mines in Gujeni, Kaduna, a region rich with iron ore deposits, which are certified as per NI 43 101 international standards. ANRML has set up a fully integrated iron ore mining and processing plant, first of its kind in Nigeria, to utilize the iron ore available to directly produce steel. The plant is using latest technology and machinery to process the iron ore. The DRI (Direct Reduced Iron) produced from ANRML plant will act as a direct substitute for ferrous scrap currently being used as raw material for producing steel in Nigeria. The usage of DRI will improve the productivity and efficiency of the steel plants in Nigeria. This will position Nigeria as one of the prominent Steel producers globally.

Unique Properties

Tiger TMT 550D Rebars have high yield stress, shock resistance and elongation properties. They will provide maximum earthquake, fire, and corrosion resistance. The use of TIGER TMT 550D rebars will also result in maximum savings. Owing it is superior quality raw materials and state of the art processes, Tiger TMT 550D rebars are guaranteed to be safer, stronger, stable, and best suited for all kinds of construction from skyscrapers, commercial buildings, expressways, airports, flyovers, dams, Bridges, Residential Complexes to any kind of Industrial structures.

Tiger TMT 550D will undoubtedly become the foremost preference of construction industry to build the foundation of a strong, sustainable future and also revolutionize the infrastructural landscape of Nigeria and West Africa, true to the ethos of its parent company - “ Building the Future Together”.

Advantages of Tiger TMT 550D Rebars

Tiger TMT has been supporting the infrastructure growth of Nigeria for more than 2 decades. For the first time in Nigeria, it is introducing 550D which provides many advantages

  • Raw materials - Highest quality sponge iron produced using our own iron ore, is used for manufacturing of 550D rebars
  • Technology - Latest 3D Laser Technology gives consistent rib pattern which helps in 550D rebars to bond firmly with cement
  • Process - Latest single process that integrates both 'work hardening' and 'heat-treatment'
  • Impurities - Lowest level of impurities like Sulphur, Phosphorus resulting in stronger 550D rebars
  • Facilities - Largest number of strategically located factories catering to south and North markets of Nigeria, giving advantage on freight cost
  • Pricing - Lowest cost per TMT as the amount of steel needed is less compared to other brands

One Tiger TMT 550D rebar can sustain

  • 600

    Degrees Celsius Heat

    Minimum heat of lava from a volcano

  • 180

    Degree Bendability

    Comparable to flexibility of a Bamboo stick

  • 250

    Kmph Wind speed

    Equal to the average speed of a Bullet train

  • 300

    Kilo Newton Approx Load

    Almost the combined weight of 15 Tigers

Tiger TMT 550D is 100% better than any ordinary bars

  • 17% longer life 17% longer life
    17% longer life
  • 10% additional cost savings 10% additional cost savings
    10% additional cost savings
  • 16% higher elongation 16% higher elongation
    16% higher elongation
  • 20% more structural durability 20% more structural durability
    20% more structural durability
  • 17% lesser consumption of steel 17% lesser consumption of steel
    17% lesser consumption of steel
  • 20% enhanced strength 20% enhanced strength
    20% enhanced strength

Our Product Assortment


It is generally used in slabs and stairs which serve as load-bearing members in slab homes.


It is generally used in slabs and stairs which serve as load-bearing members in slab homes.


It is used in beams and columns to make them withstand external loads.


It is used in beams and columns to make them withstand external loads.


It is used in beams and columns to make them withstand external loads.


It is mostly used in beams and columns. This makes them stand under the weight of external loads.


It is mostly used in construction of very complex projects such as dams, bridges, tunnels, airports, etc.

Technical Specifications

Chemical Composition Range
% Carbon 0.22 Max
% Silicon 0.30 Max
% Manganese 0.60 Min
% Copper 0.80 Max
% Sulphur 0.050 Max
% Phosphorous 0.050 Max
% Sulphur + Phosphorous 0.095 Max
Mechanical properties
Yield Stress (N/mm2) 550 Min
UTS/YS 1.10 Min
% Elongation at Fracture (200 mm GL) 7% Min (this is also as per ASTM A615M Gr. 80)