Risk Level:
99% May harm your business future; Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action;

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

According to the official website of ASCOTEC, KSC – Khouzestan Steel Company is official business partner with ASCOTEC. KSC – Khouzestan Steel Company is Iranian entity, with an annual capacity of 3.6 million tons KSC – Khouzestan Steel Company is the largest crude steel manufacturer in Iran. Slabs, Blooms and Billets are produced to international standards and exported to the global market;

The ASCOTEC [established in 1990] is owned by the Iranian regime and is subordinate to the Iranian Ministry of Industries and Mines (IMIDRO);

ASCOTEC it is added on November 5, 2018 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13599, which targets entities controlled by the Government of Iran and Iranian financial institutions; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions;

(Iran Foreign Investment Company (IFIC) and ASCOTEC – Report) – “More than 25 years ago the Iranian AHWAZ STEEL COMPLEX (ASCO), renamed later as KHOUZESTAN STEEL COMPANY, had the intention of establishing an offshore company to handle their foreign purchase of spare parts and machinery. As a result, in October 1990, ASCOTEC GmbH was founded in Düsseldorf / Germany with an initial capital investment of 100.000 Deutsche Mark to serve this duty. Due to its strategic business location Düsseldorf was chosen for the establishment of this important company…”

Involved In:
Missile Weapon Program

Also Known As:
Khouzestan Steel Company KSC



10 Km Bandar Imam Khomeini Road, PO Box 61397-31398, Ahwaz, Iran

98 611 227 89 00



Person of interests:
Ali Mohammadi KSC Managing Director

Iran Foreign Investment Company (IFIC) and ASCOTEC – Report

Reason for the color:
» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on January 10, 2020 pursuant to Executive Order 13871 for operating in the iron, steel, aluminum, or copper sectors of Iran;
» Ascotec is involved in the procurement of goods for Iran missile program;
» Has been affiliated with AscoTec (a.k.a. Ascotec GmbH), a steel company active in Iran and owned by subsidiaries of the National Iranian Steel Company (NISCO), which is affiliated with the Iranian Ministry of Industry and Mines;

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