Steel firm ArcelorMittal Poland is to modernise the wire rod rolling mill at its Sosnowiec (southern Poland) plant, formerly the Huta Cedler steel mill. The investment will increase production capacity by around 100,000 tonnes a year and raise quality.
ArcelorMittal’s Sosnowiec plant employs around 400 people. The wire rod made there is used to produce springs used in mattresses, steel cable, screws, nails and bolts, as well as shopping trolleys, shock-absorbers and windscreen wipers, seat racks in children’s buggies, garden hoses, metal refrigerator shelves and tyre reinforcements.
On Tuesday, the company inaugurated extensive modernisation of its rolling mill at the former Huta Cedler steel mill. The undertaking is divided into two stages: the first will start next Monday, while the second stage, which will crown the modernisation, will take place in autumn 2019. The results of the modernisation, apart from improving the quality of products, will increase the reliability and production capacity of the plant from 700,000 to 800,000 tonnes of wire rod a year.
“We are investing in our Sosnowiec plant because we know how important it is to raise the quality of our products,” ArcelorMittal Poland Director General, Vice President Geert Verbeek commented. “The modernisation will have a real effect on the improvement of products coming from the rolling mill, which we all use every day.”