Around the world, manufacturers of tube, pipe and wire are striving to operate their plants at maximum efficiency, optimize operating costs and reduce downtime, all without compromising productivity and quality. Megatrends such as energy efficiency, resource optimization, recycling and digitalization are increasing the pressure on manufacturers in this context. In this issue, we explain how SMS group is supporting its customers and partners in these difficult times and how we show this Tube & wire trade fair.
In addition, you will learn how we bundle all our competences in the field of electrics/automation, digitalization and technical service. The aim is to develop integrated solutions that sustainably increase the performance of our customers' plants.
Under the keyword #turningmetalsgreen, SMS group has developed a strategy and the appropriate technologies for decarbonization. This enables customers to achieve their short-, medium- and long-term CO2 reduction targets. Among other things, we present the way to an environmentally friendly and efficient energy supply for steel production.
Circular Economy is a key element for a carbon neutral and sustainable metal industry. We inform you how SMS group is shaping the transformation of the metal industries towards a circular economy. We also report on the opening ceremony of Primobius' first recycling plant for batteries.
The Indonesian steel producer PT Krakatau Steel has commissioned one of the world's most modern hot strip mills on Java. The new hot strip mill was built on a turnkey basis by the consortium SMS group and PT Krakatau Engineering. SMS proved to be the consortium leader and contact partner who safely and reliably realized the entire project, which we describe in more detail in this issue.