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ANDRITZ to modernize continuous annealing line for ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, Germany


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, Germany, to modernize continuous annealing line No. 4 at the Andernach plant, the largest production site worldwide for packaging steel.

The line for production of carbon steel is to resume operation at the end of 2015.

The scope of supply of ANDRITZ METALS comprises an extensive electrical package, including drive and automation technology, instrumentation, measurement value logging, new operating concept, comprehensive safety features and equipment, as well as substantial adaption and extensions to the plantʼs mechanical and hydraulic equipment. The plant speed will be increased and terminal equipment optimized as part of this modernization project.

One of the decisive criteria in award of this order was ANDRITZʼs successful modernization of continuous annealing line No. 3 for ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein in 2012.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 24,100 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world. The ANDRITZ GROUP ranks among the global market leaders in all four of its business areas. One of the Group’s overall strategic goals is to strengthen and extend this position. At the same time, the company aims to secure the continuation of profitable growth in the long term.

The business area is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the production and processing of stainless steel, carbon steel, and non-ferrous metal strip. These lines consist of equipment for cold rolling, heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and for the regeneration of pickling acids. In addition, the business area supplies turnkey furnace systems for the steel, copper, and aluminum industries, as well as laser and resistance welding equipment for the metalworking industry.

The Schuler Group, Germany, fully consolidated as from March 1, 2013, is also part of the business area. As global market and technology leader in metal forming, Schuler supplies machines, production lines, dies, process know-how, and services for the entire metalworking industry. Its customers include car manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as companies in the forging, household equipment, packaging, energy, and electrical industries. Schuler is also the market leader in coin minting technology and offers system solutions for the aerospace and railway industries.

ANDRITZ modernizes continuous annealing line No. 4 at the Andernach plant, the largest production location worldwide for packaging steel, for ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, Germany.

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