ANDRITZ Bricmont to supply aluminum melting and holding furnaces to Shandong Nanshan Aluminum, China
ANDRITZ Bricmont, a member of international technology Group ANDRITZ since 2012, has received the order to supply 14 melting and holding furnaces for four direct-chill casting cells to Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co., Ltd., one of China’s leading aluminum producers. The new melting and casting lines will have an annual capacity of 500.000 tons per year. Start-up for the first cell is scheduled for October 2014.
ANDRITZ Soutec, which has been a member of international technology Group ANDRITZ since 2012, has booked two important orders from China: BAIC Motor, Peking, and PCMI Metal Product, Chongqing, have each ordered a laser welding system for tailored blanks (sheet-metal parts for car bodies). The Soulas type systems are used for linear welding seams and each have an annual capacity of 1.2 million tailored blanks. Start-ups are scheduled for the third quarter of 2013.
International technology Group ANDRITZ announces that the takeover of a majority interest in publicly listed Schuler AG, Germany, has received full and unrestricted approval from the anti-trust authorities responsible. Enforcement will take place during the next few days; ANDRITZ will then own more than 90% of the shares in Schuler AG.