Outokumpu opens Chinese office
publication date: Jun 1, 2010
Inauguration ceremonies for Outokumpu's new service centre in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China are took place recently. Establishment of the service centre supports the Group's strategy of expanding operations in Asia and serving end-user and project customers with value-added special products.
Outokumpu's offering to the Chinese market consists mainly of special grades, especially duplex grades, developed to satisfy the most demanding applications in the energy, petrochemical, transportation and pulp and paper sectors. The new service centre means that Outokumpu is now well positioned to meet customers' expectations.
Outokumpu service centres stock and process stainless coil and plate to meet specific customer requirements, adding a high level of flexibility in terms of both product dimensions and delivery schedules. The Kunshan service centre has an annual capacity of some 30 000 tons of stainless steel. Processing facilities include a cut-to-length line, a water-jet cutting machine, a plasma portal cutting machine and a laser cutting machine. The investment totalled some EUR 20 million. The service centre employs approximately 50 people.