ArcelorMittal Europe - Flat Products and ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions presented their most innovative products at Euroblech, the world's leading trade fair for sheet metal working technology in Hanover, Germany.
The stand, located at B58 in hall 17, was designed as a platform for dialogues and meetings with companies representing the entire sheet metal working technology chain, as well as key stakeholders of this industry.
Beyond presenting its latest products, Euroblech 2014 also offered an opportunity for ArcelorMittal to introduce its innovative approach to optimize the value chain. This includes customer proximity, special short lead times, logistical concepts, international availability and reliability in supply. “Beyond our excellent product offer, these solutions allow metal processing companies to fully address their business challenges”, commented Rainer Böse, Managing Director of ArcelorMittal FCE Germany GmbH.
ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions presented its approach towards tailor-made solutions, which include not only the product range, its quality, but also a specific logistical concept in order to fully meet the needs of its customers. The Distribution Solutions business offers steel products and solutions with design and technical support in more than 30 countries. A tight network in Germany of 21 service and distribution centers fully supports this approach in cooperation with the group's production facilities in the European region. “Our network is key for speed in supply and delivery reliability combined with an excellent product and technical service", said Patrick Meessen, CEO of ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions in Germany and Switzerland.
Among other products ArcelorMittal highlighted Optigal™. This new coating increases the performance and anti-corrosion characteristics of coated steels for construction. Optigal uses half as much zinc as is normally required, and is increasingly applied as substrate in the coated steels produced by ArcelorMittal in Europe.
Magnelis® (zinc-aluminium-magnesium) is another product which demonstrates an exceptional surface protection and offers self-healing on cut edges against corrosion. Magnelis is developing fast, meeting the needs of many industries, the solar industry in particular.
The Nature collection of organic coated steel, free of hexavalent chromium and heavy metals, is enriched by new ranges: Granite® Impression and Granite® Silky Mat, which offer stunning textures and exciting finishes for elegant facades.
EuroBLECH is the world's leading trade fair for the sheet metal working industry. This year, over 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries presented live demonstrations of an impressive range of machines, tools and systems across eight exhibition halls. More than 60,000 trade visitors from 98 countries and all key industry sectors attended the show.
EuroBLECH displayed the entire sheet metal working technology chain: Semi-finished and finished products, sheet metal parts, handling, separation, forming, flexible sheet metal working, joining, welding, sheet metal/plastic hybrid structures, surface technology, tool technology, controlling and regulating equipment, CAD/CAM systems, quality assurance and R&D.