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ANDRITZ to supply new hot-dip galvanizing line to thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, Germany


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, Germany, to supply a hot-dip galvanizing line for the customer’s location in Dortmund, Germany.

The new line with an annual capacity of 530,000 tons is designed to produce high-strength steel grades, mainly for the automotive industry. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2020.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply comprises the complete hot-dip galvanizing line together with the mechanical and electrical equipment, as well as the entire process part including the furnace and also start-up of the plant.

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe is one of the leading suppliers of high-quality flat steel. With over 27,000 employees, the group provides high-grade steel products for innovative and sophisticated applications in many different branches of industry. Customer-specific materials solutions and services associated with steel as a material round off the group’s service portfolio.

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ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the international technology Group is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.

A passion for innovative technology, absolute customer focus, reliability, and integrity are the central values to which ANDRITZ commits. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With over 160 years of experience, 26,000 employees, and more than 250 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.

ANDRITZ Metals is the technology and global market leader in forming equipment through the Schuler Group, in which ANDRITZ has a stake of more than 95 percent. Schuler offers presses, automation solutions, dies, process know-how, and services for the entire metal forming industry. Its customers include car manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as companies in the forging, household appliance, packaging, energy, and electrical industries. Schuler is also the market leader in coin minting technology and offers system solutions for the aerospace industry, rail transport, and manufacture of large pipes. In addition, ANDRITZ Metals is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the production and processing of cold-rolled strip made of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other non-ferrous metals. The lines comprise equipment for pickling, cold rolling, annealing and heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and regeneration of pickling acids. The business area also supplies turnkey furnace systems for the steel, copper, and aluminum industries, burners and refractory products, as well as welding systems and comprehensive service for the metal working industry.


ANDRITZ hot-dip galvanizing section.

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