Stainless Steel World conference and Exhibition 2015 is sponsored by some of the world’s leading stainless steel and specialty metals companies. With a truly international scope, we are lucky to have Aperam, ArcelorMittal, Chandan Steel, Jiuli, NSSMC, Sandvik, Stalatube and voestalpine Böhler Welding on board as Main Sponsors for this year’s event. Below are short descriptions of these valued sponsors.
Aperam is a global player in stainless steel with 2.5 mt of flat stainless steel capacity in Europe and Brazil. The company is also a leading producer of high value-added specialty products, including electrical steel and nickel alloys. Its production capacity is concentrated in six production facilities located in Brazil, Belgium and France. Aperam is unique by its capability to produce stainless and specialties from low cost biomass/charcoal. Aperam cates to clients worldwide through an integrated network of 18 service centers, 9 transformation facilities for welded tubes, precision strip and flat bars, and 22 sales offices.
Customers include those in the aerospace, automotive, catering, construction, household appliances, electrical engineering, industrial process, medical and oil & gas industries.
ArcelorMittal is a world leading, integrated steel and mining company active in all major global carbon steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D technology. The company has a presence in over 60 countries.
The Group also has a mining business with a global portfolio of 16 mines in operation and development and is among the world’s five largest iron ore producers with operations in over 22 countries and 4 continents.
In 2013 ArcelorMittal’s crude steel production totalled 91.2 m tonnes and their mining operations totalled 70.1 m tonnes of iron ore and 8.8 m tonnes of coking coal. The company offers a complete spectrum of steel products and services including commodity steel, long products, flat, stand and specialty, carbon steel, stainless steel and alloys.
Established in 1969 as a trading company, Chandan Steel is now one of the leading stainless steel producers and exporters in India. The professional team at Chandan continues to march ahead with the help of its stringent quality control policy and continuous expansion plans since 1985.
Chandan Steel is an ISO 9001:2008, PED and AD 200-W0 certified company whose products are used in a wide range of highly demanding industries and sectors in India and worldwide. The plant is spread over 150,000 sq meters and is equipped with a vast array of state of the art machines and includes a melt shop offering products in grades such as austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, duplex and super duplex; a long products division annually producing 30,000 tonnes of stainless steel products; a forging division annually producing 6,000 tonnes of forged flanges and stub ends and a seamless pipes and tubes division equipped to produce 6,000 tonnes of stainless steel seamless hollow bars, pipes, heat exchangers, instrumentation and condenser tubes.
Zhejiang JIULI Hi-Tech Metals Co., Ltd is a public company founded in 1987. It is a world leading manufacturer providing an extensive range of products including seamless piping, CRA OCTG, CRA line pipe, Clad/lined pipe, butt welding pipe fittings and flanges. Materials used include stainless steel, (super) duplex, CRAs, high/low temperature resistant alloy and titanium. Industries catered for throughout 50 countries include oil & gas, LNG, (petro)chemical, nuclear power, electric generation (thermal/hydro), shipbuilding, pulp & paper, auto and instrumentation.
Jiuli has an integrated Quality Assurance system and certifications including ISO 9001:2008, API 5LC/5CT/5LD, PED97/23/EC, HAF 601, SAME Sec III as well as CCS, DNV, GL, BV, ABS, LR.
R&D is the key to core competitiveness and Jiuli has made significant investment in improving facilities and human capabilities. Jiuli R&D Center has been accredited as National Enterprise Technology Center and Jiuli Laboratory has been qualified by CNAS according to ISO 17025. The company owns over 50 patents.
The Japanese company Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation was established in October 2012 following the merger between Nippon Steel Corporation and Sumitomo Metal Industries. In 2012 the company was the world’s 2nd largest steel producer by volume.
NSSMC produces, amongst other products, plate, sheet, bar, rod, pipes, tubes and structural steel catering to a wide range of industries including automotive, railways, aerospace, energy and agriculture. The company has many manufacturing bases and offices around the world in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North, Central and South America.
NSSMC’s aim is to combine the strengths of the two former companies and, using world leading technology and manufacturing capability, to strive to maximise the potential of steel as a fundamental industrial material and contribute to the further growth of global economies and the improvement of global society.
Sandvik is a high-technology, engineering group with advanced products and a world-leading position within selected areas. Worldwide business activities are conducted through representation in more than 130 countries. Sandvik’s operations are based on unique expertise in materials technology and extensive insight into customer processes. This combination has provided world-leading positions in three primary sectors, namely, Sandvik Tooling, Sandvik Mining and Construction and Sandvik Materials Technology, each having responsibility for its own research and development and sales of their respective products.
Since its founding in 1862, Sandvik has developed into a global enterprise. In 2014 the Group had around 47,000 employees and sales of approximately 89 billion SEK.
Stalatube Oy is a Finnish family company founded in 1972. With sales units in the Netherlands, the USA and India, the company supplies both metric and imperial products from it 15,000 sq meter factory.
Being entirely specialized in stainless steel hollow sections, the company has acquired deep experience of the use of this material in a wide range of design work. This wealth of fully researched knowledge means not only is the company able to supply a lot more than the very best quality welded hollow sections from many production lines, but also a full range of services to help clients stay competitive.
Stalatube makes large investments in advanced technology and maintains close research links to universities and institutions. It is involved in the search for new materials to increase price stability. In addition, it promotes cost savings for clients by the use of higher strength hollow sections, such as Stala 350, in lighter structures that include the utilization of cold forming properties.
Voestalpine Böhler Welding, Austria GmbH is a brand network created following the merger of product brands of Böhler, T-PUT, Avesta and UTP. The company holds a global leading position as an innovative producer of welding consumables for joint welding in all major arc welding processes offering a unique and complete portfolio of around 2000 of their own products compatible with today’s demanding industry specifications to the highest quality standards.
With a longstanding and proven international market history of the different brands, Böhler Welding maintain a leading edge of innovation in their respective specialized areas, packaging together the metallurgical, service and technical know-how accumulated over decades, for the benefit of customers and partners.
A global network of 34 sales offices and 11 production units ensures close proximity to customers allowing support to customers for daily operational welding challenges.
R&D activities are also a high focus area, in cooperation with leading industry companies, universities and research industries resulting in lasting connections of the highest quality well into the future.