Foulad Yazd Group of companies was established in 1980 by Mohammad Ahramian with establishment of a workshop near the city of Yazd. First products included deep well pumps used primarily in agriculture. Further upstream expansion of activities led to addition of spiral bevel gear, steel couplings and steel bright bars to the product mix of the companies. The second phase of expansion of activities begun by entering the steel production sector with setting up one of the first private steel re-rolling mills in Iran for production of rebars. Following the success of this strategy Yazd Rolling Mill continued to increase its foothold in the steel sector by adding an EAF meltshop, Wire rod mill and a section mill at its facilities in Yazd during the years 1997 to 2012. Currently with a combined rolling capacity of 1.1 million tons of long products and with a work force of over1500 people YRM is one of the major industrial concerns of Iran.