Line relocated and upgraded
The organic coating line was transferred to ArcelorMittal Galati from ArcelorMittal Volos (Greece) where it had operated for 11 years. It took 18 months and a major investment to move the line to Galati and implement improvements. These improvements included a new surface treatment section, safety systems, and an inspection cabin to guarantee quality.
Initially the line will produce organic coated steels which are popular with manufacturers of roofing, guttering, and cladding systems. As production is ramped up, the product range will be extended to include products from ArcelorMittal’s Granite® range.
“This new line should enable ArcelorMittal to accelerate deliveries to local customers like us,” notes Cosmin Pătroiu, CEO of TeraSteel, a leading producer of roofing and insulation panels in Romania and Serbia. “Our market has significant growth potential. Romania is a net exporter and producers such as TeraSteel export up to 55% of their output.”