AM increases SSC capacity by 100,000 mt in Neuwied

ArcelorMittal is increasing the capacity of its sheet service centre in Neuwied, northwestern Germany, by 100,000 mt to 500,000 mt/year, the company said Tuesday.

The company is investing €16.50 million in the SSC, which processes sheet from its own Bremen, Eisenhuettenstadt and Ghent mills. The investment also comprises of a new slitting line, crane facility and a cutter block.

The slitting line is expected to be operational by the end of this year and increase the annual capacity of the site by 100,000 mt. The line can slit coils with a thickness of up to 4mm.

“We are investing in a significant capacity expansion and several automation projects to increase productivity and health and safety at the sote, said managing director Friedrich Raffauf. Neuwied supplies primarily the automotive, mechanical engineering and plant manufacturing industry, the company said.

The SSC, which has its own jetty to the river Rhine, was opened in 1998. ArcelorMittal has six service centers in Germany and 16 distribution centers, as well as its integrated flats and longs works.

Laura Varriale, PLATTS