thyssenkrupp Materials Processing opens new site

thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe has moved its Industries business unit from Leverkusen to a new site in Willich, further north in North Rhine Westphalia, Kallanish learns from the company.

The main focus of the location is the specialisation for segments such as manufacturers of profiles, furniture or equipment and apparatus construction. In addition to higher capacities, the steel service centre can now offer its customers an expanded product and service portfolio.

The service centre in Willich has five slitting lines and one cut-to-length line. Slit strip is now available in thicknesses from 0.4-7.0mm, widths from 7.0-1,600mm, and lengths of up to 6,000mm are possible in the sheet area. Compared with the previous site in Leverkusen, the company now has 20% more production capacity available.   

Thanks to the additional narrow strip centre offered on site, including pack winding, customer requests for strips in special lengths of up to 25 kilometres can be met, the company says. A new feature is a welding unit for stainless steel, which can be used to weld narrow strip up to 2mm in thickness.