Stalatube’s new best-in-class production facility for manufacturing stainless steel tubes in special dimensions and other processed stainless steel products is preparing to ramp things up a gear. This investment in Lodz, Poland, together with the new production line in Finland, will enhance the company’s competitiveness through increased capacity, significantly shortened delivery times and a closer reach especially to central European markets.
The total investment sum is around €20-million.
The investments increase Stalatube’s production of tailored sized I-beams and further processed products, such as stainless steel hollow sections, both of which are intended for demanding structural end-uses. The production of prefabricated components for the growing transportation sector will also be expanded.
Using the latest technology and a high level of automation through all phases of the production process, the new plant meets the most stringent environmental criteria and energy efficiency requirements.
“Our strategy is to be closer to our clients and very flexible in meeting our customers’ needs. Tailoring products to meet the exact end-user requirements translates into savings in material and transportation costs and cuts down the time needed for further processing at the end client. This shows as savings on the bottom line,” says Stalatube’s CEO Jukka Nummi.
“Stainless steel is practically maintenance free. Its competitive lifecycle costs open up significant opportunities for our stainless steel product in areas such as transportation, oil and gas, construction and other demanding end-uses,” comments Sami Packalén, SVP, Marketing and Sales.