Designed to output 350,000 tons of straight bars in bundles and wire rod coils per year, the new plant enables Fabrimetal to expand its product portfolio and meet the increased demand for both rebar and wire rod coils locally and in neighboring countries. The plant’s state-of-the-art HSD (High-Speed Delivery System) allows Fabrimetal to quickly reach full production capacity for the whole bar line size range while considerably increasing material yield and the mill utilization factor for a much faster return on investment. Moreover, SMS group’s digital-ready approach enables immediate implementation of digital solutions based on harmonized data processing. SMS group’s X-Pact® technology will control the entire plant, integrating billet handling and combustion control for the reheating furnace, tension automatic loop control, and rolling mill monitoring with the maintenance and diagnostic supervisor.
But Fabrimetal’s vision is about more than yield, quality, and efficiency to remain a leader in a competitive environment. The company is committed to reducing its CO2 emissions and contributing to the sustainable development of the African continent. To that end, the parent company MMD is a significant carbon creditor and plants over 2 million trees across Africa annually. Working together with other stakeholders like SMS group, MMD is committed to making a substantial contribution to the global efforts to combat climate change and promote sustainability.