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Henry Dunn changes name

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HENRY Dunn Steel and Engineering Supplies is changing its name to Astra Steel and Engineering Supplies with effect from September 1.

dana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Over the years the company has changed its name from Henry Dunn Steel to Henry Dunn Steel and Engineering Supplies.

The company began in 1946 as a reinforcing steel sub-contractor by Henry Dunn.

Acquired by the Astra Holdings group of companies in 1987, the former Henry Dunn Steel Company took over some of the operations of the disbanded Astra Engineering in 1996 and became known as Henry Dunn Steel and Engineering Supplies.

“A new name does not mean a change in the services and products provided by Henry Dunn Steel and Engineering Supplies,” a spokesman for the company said.

After the unbundling exercise of the former Astra group in 2001, Astra Steel and Engineering Supplies became part of the new Astra Industries Ltd in the same stable with such household names as Astra Paints and Astra Chemical.

Astra Industries Ltd is quoted on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.

The spokesman said the latest change of name would give the company the opportunity to rebrand and reposition itself, as well as to be in line with the new vision and purpose of Astra Industries Ltd.

“The whole exercise will benefit all its stakeholders in the building and construction industry, mining, agriculture and engineering and the informal sector,” he said.

Astra employs 200 individuals some of whom are on-site with contracts.

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