SteelQore is an ambitious spin-off of a successful network of three companies located in the Netherlands. This network is specialized in complex sustainable steel structures that are inherent to craftsmanship. From 2012 until 2014 work activities spread to Nigeria, where several EPC projects were carried out in Okija and Lagos. Therefore, interest for and experience with the Nigerian construction industry is high.
The initiator of SteelQore is Jan Matel who is founder and co-owner of the network which is named Matel Holding. By founding Matel Holding, he has proven to be business-like, creative, pragmatic and an entrepreneur at heart. However, above all, he describes himself as a people person and a connector. By establishing a lean and agile spin-off, SteelQore is able to freely manoeuvre itself in the African market. Which can help to overcome the cultural, regulatory and technological barriers that exist in developing sustainable cities and constructions in Africa and Nigeria in particular.