Bilateral Technical Exchange Drives Productivity

On November 3rd and 4th, 2016, ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe and Union Electric Åkers met for a Technical and R&D Meeting in Gateshead, United Kingdom. Held at different times throughout the year, discussions center on technical exchange to match the ever increasing demand for end-user products for the rolling mills, with roll properties fit for the purpose in all different application areas.

A transparent, facts-based dialogue around themes such as roll performances, productivity, and total cost of ownership, ensure that Union Electric Åkers has its Research and Development program aligned and prioritized accordingly, and meeting customer expectations. Also, there is the additional benefit of the mutual exchange regarding quality and improvement program agendas related to the cast and forged rolls manufacturing processes, roll maintenance, and similar topics.

“At ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe, we are confident that a regular and structured exchange with leading suppliers of strategic products is key to constantly push ourselves and the supplier to improve our productivity through roll grade and roll use optimization,” concludes Sigurd Vanrysselberghe, Lead User Rolls.

Meeting participants from left: Pierre Jolivet, Jean-Baptiste Dufour, François Perrin, Sigurd Vanrysselberghe, Will Garrett, Ron Webber, Jason Sychterz, Shaun Mantle