Düsseldorf, April 19, 2017

SMS group at Tube & wire 2016

Solutions for the tube and wire industry presented by SMS group

In April, about 70,000 visitors from 130 countries visited the trade fairs for the tube and wire industries organized in the Düsseldorf exhibition halls. On a 540 square meter exhibition booth of SMS group the visitors got a comprehensive overview on latest developments from the product portfolio for wire and tube production. In addition to that, presentations offered practical insights into projects and technologies.

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At the Tube & wire, Marcel Fasswald, Member of the Managing Board of SMS group, (left) and Apostolos Papavasiliou, CEO Corinth Pipeworks, met each other and reported on a successful cooperation of the two companies. Corinth Pipeworks already successfully operates an HFI tube welding line and a two-stage spiral pipe plant from SMS group. With the new JCOE® large-diameter pipe mill the company now completes its production capacities for welded pipes.

At the trade fair, SMS group was able to win an important big order. The Italian producer of long products, Acciaierie e Ferriere di Piombino S.p.A. (AFERPI), commissioned SMS group with the supply of a new steel complex with an annual capacity of 700,000 tons. The picture shows Dr. Guido Kleinschmidt, Member of the Managing Board of SMS group,(left) after signing the contract with Fausto Azzi, CEO, AFERPI.

During a panel discussion organized by SMS group the participants talked about future trends on the international pipe and tube market and analyzed how producers and plant manufacturers can respond to the current conditions on the market.

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In the presence of Dr. Heinrich Weiss, Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee, and Burkhard Dahmen, Chairman of the Managing Board of SMS group, a cooperation agreement was signed with TAMKAR for future joint service activities on the Iranian market. Heinrich Weiss emphasized that due to its good name and strong customer orientation the family-owned company TAMKAR is the right partner for the planned service activities.