Donald McArthy Trading Pte Ltd (DMT) was established in Singapore in 1997 as a trading house dealing in physical positions on scrap metal, agricultural commodities, and industrial raw materials. For several years, the company maintained offices in key locations across the Asia Pacific to cater to the growing manufacturing landscape in the region.
In light of various industry trends and market changes, the business adapted and evolved over time. By 2013, DMT had consolidated all of its regional resources and capabilities in Singapore, shifted its focus to superalloys, speciality steels, rare earth metals, minor metals and non-ferrous metals, and honed in on serving the energy, aerospace and electronics industries specifically.
DMT currently operates as a complex business with interests in the partial or complete in-house processing of materials to add value and change their form or use, the cross-trading of materials directly between generators and consumers, as well as the stocking of new and reusable steel, nickel and titanium products. The company occupies a state-of-the-art facility in the Tuas industrial area in Singapore, fitted with advanced processing equipment, an analysis laboratory and a commercial office space, and has recently embarked on further expansion plans with a view to doubling its current throughput within the next five years.
“By leveraging our technical knowledge, extensive end-user market, and superior processes and infrastructure, we are able to offer our customers and suppliers better margins, better turnaround times, and better all-around value,” says Vedant Didwania, the Chief Executive Officer of DMT.
By leveraging our technical knowledge, extensive end-user market, and superior processes and infrastructure, we are able to offer our customers and suppliers better margins, better turnaround times, and better all-around value
DMT sources scrap metal from companies involved in manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul activities supporting the energy, aerospace and electronics industries, and has the processing capabilities to handle all forms of solids, turnings and swarf generated by the aforementioned activities. Once the materials have been suitably sorted, upgraded and analysed, the end products are supplied in a closed-loop back to alloy producers of the original material, clean and ready for melting applications such as VIM, AOD and VAR.
DMT attributes its competitive edge over other companies in the region to a few key factors; Its long-standing relationships within the relevant industries enable it to source and supply large quantities of material for the fairest price, its processing techniques and technical knowledge enable it to maximise the value of all incoming materials, and its electronic inventory and operational systems enable it to offer customers full transparency and traceability.
“We pride ourselves on our sustainable business practices, and are constantly seeking to enhance quality, optimise productivity and encourage innovation,” mentions Vidhi Didwania, the General Manager of DMT.
In the face of continuing challenges such as increased competition, higher operating costs and lower recyclables generation, DMT’s core strategies have been to invest heavily into infrastructural and operational upgrades, to capitalise on its unique processing capabilities, keen technical know-how and superior quality standards, and to leverage its location in socially, politically and economically stable Singapore.
By continuing to tighten its operations, update its practices and adjust its approach, DMT is confident of its ability to maintain its position as a market leader for many years to come.