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Investment at Dergerfros an Nyby on stream
At Degerfors, Outokumpu has opened a desptch warehouse, and at Nyby a grinding machine and a new entry section to the annealing and pickling line has been opened. The investments, totally 65 million euro, are based on Outokumpu's strategy to increase sales of special grades and to increase sales to end users.
The dispatch warehouse at Outokumpu in Degerfors is a state-of-the-art, fully automized storage with integrated packaging and dispatch. The trains and trucks that shall ship the stainless steel forward are being loaded inside the hall. The surface of the hall is 7,500 square metres and it can store 4 500 tons. The new operation increases the possibilities to give good customer service and delivery performance.
The new grinding machine with a automized intermediate storage and the entry section to the annealing and pickling line in Nyby, increases the production capacity for special grades from 34,000 tons to over 70,000 tons a year.
"We have a long-term belief in the market for stainless steel and the investments are a part of this. The dispacth hall in Degerfors will increase efficiency and product quality since the operations can now be held indoors. In Nyby, we are removing a bottle neck from the production and can now improve quality even further", says Bo Annvik, head of division Outokumpu Specialty Stainless.
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