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March 6th, 2017

Marcegaglia and ArcelorMittal submit the offer for Ilva: production increase up to 9,5 million tons of finished products and further investments of 2,3 billion Euro

Marcegaglia, together with the India-based group ArcelorMittal (Am Investco), submits the offer for the acquisition of Italian steel-making company Ilva (Taranto) also counting on the support of Banca Intesa San Paolo. A great and unique operation that can change the European steel scenario.

March 10th, 2017

Marcegaglia at the Made Expo 2017

From 8 to 11 March Marcegaglia one of the leading players of the Made Expo, the most visited international exhibition in Italy and in the Mediterranean for projects and constructions.

January 10th, 2017

Antonio Marcegaglia expects a growth for 2017

A year of great challenges for Marcegaglia: the consortium with ArcelorMittal to detect Ilva, as well as a big investment in management training, in collaboration with Luiss University of Rome.

 

February 16th, 2017

Marcegaglia supports FAI in 2017

Marcegaglia decided to support FAI - Italian Environment Fund in 2017 by supporting the corporate membership program Corporate Golden Donor.

 

february 7th, 2017

Great success for BUDMA 2017 Poznan: from feb 7th to 10th more than 800 exhibitors

The International Construction and Architecture Fair.
Even this year the biggest trade fair in the East Europe for designers, architects and construction engineers is taking place from today in Poznan, Poland showcasing all the last materials and solutions for the sector. Marcegaglia participates with a booth in hall 6A stand 37 with its range of carbon steel flat, welded structural tubes and pre-painted steels for applications in the construction industry, including the latest novelties SHIMOCO and WOODEN PATTERN coating systems.

January 16th, 2017

BAU 2017 Munich: materials and solutions for the construction industry at the world's leading trade fair

From 16th to Jan 21st BAU Munchen, the biggest trade fair in the world for designers, architects and construction engineers, showcasing all the last materials and solutions for the sector. Marcegaglia participates with a booth in hall B2 stand 523 with its range of pre-painted steels for applications in the construction industry, including the latest novelties SHIMOCO and WOODEN PATTERN coating systems.

Marcegaglia, together with the India-based group ArcelorMittal (Am Investco), submits the offer for the acquisition of Italian steel-making company Ilva (Taranto) also counting on the support of Banca Intesa San Paolo. A great and unique operation that can change the European steel scenario.
A very important commitment for all the steel community with the clear objective – in the long period – to ensure a strong and safe future to Ilva bringing both know-how and a specialized contribution enhancing the company levels in terms of competitiveness, quality, safety and environmental performances.
The offer underlines the intention of the ArcelorMittal and Marcegaglia Consortium to increase the output of finished products from the current levels of 6 million tons/year up to 9,5 million tons/year by 2018 and to maximize the finishing capacity.
While looking, at the same time, at the environmental objectives introducing the utilization of the latest and new eco-friendly technologies available on the market and pledging to invest – besides the purchase price – 2,3 billion euros of which 1,1 billion euros to reach the best environmental performances in terms of air emissions and water treatment. In the R&D field, a first investment of 10 million euros is dedicated to the creation and building of a dedicated R&D centre in Taranto.
Moreover, the agreement includes the obligation for the two companies to expand the product range with targeted investments in high-quality products and through the development of new products for the automotive, construction, energy and OEM market segments.
Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO Marcegaglia, added: “All this operation is oriented to re-affirm the central role of Ilva in the long-term strategy of ArcelorMittal. We are proud to participate to this project as the Italian partner particularly focusing on distribution and on the product verticalization. Ilva will maintain its full autonomy while enhancing its competitiveness”.
Lakshmi N. Mittal, Chairman and CEO ArcelorMittal, commented: “We strongly believe that ArcelorMittal and Marcegaglia Consortium is the best partner for Ilva. We are sure we have the right industrial, environmental and commercial plan to support the transformation of Ilva into a new company that will be – once again – a precious jewel into the Italian steel manufacturing panorama, also adding value to the Italian economy and to all stakeholders”.
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Marcegaglia, leading in steel processing for verticalized products and in building industry, attends this year to Made Expo at Fiera Milano-Rho, the privileged meeting platform between companies, architects, engineers, designers, fabricators, construction companies, retailers and industry professionals.
Marcegaglia brings to the Made Expo a showcase of the prepainted products, road barriers, scaffolding, products for the shipbuilding industry and with a wide range of insulated panels, produced in Pozzolo Formigaro, the most important plant of panels in Italy. In order to consolidate the great potential of the structural tube as an element of creativity, Marcegaglia presents also the production process of steels and with the structural raw materials.
The Marcegaglia booth, located at Hall 1, saw the participation of numerous companies and visitors to the discovery of new solutions and products to build and redevelop. Among the protagonists, the Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti who visited the booth and congratulated the participants.
“Made Expo will be a great time for us to expand our contacts; we have chosen to participate actively, in order to strengthen relationships with designers, contractors and retailers and to sensitize our brand in the market,” said President of Marcegaglia Buildtech Fabrizio Prete.
Marcegaglia has shown great sensitivity to the exhibition at to its issues also actively supporting the collateral events, with the sponsorship of BuildSmart and supporting ArchMarathon, the first international architecture challenge that brings together 42 prestigious architectural and design studies from different countries of the world.

 

“Supporting the FAI – Italian Environment Fund we would like to realize a big project of protection, which is also an ambitious cultural challenge: make Italy a more beautiful place to live, to work and to raise our children. The natural and cultural heritage, that FAI protects and promotes, represents a unique heritage in the world and the fundamental resource to invest for developing and exploiting our wonderful Country.


Thanks to the support of its many associates, both private citizens and companies, the FAI is protecting and is managing 56 cultural heritages, throughout the national territory, since 40 years ago. Important historic settlements, the artistic and scenic saved from neglect, restored, protected and open to the public.


Every day, the FAI is committed to protect and make accessible to everyone
the beautiful jewels of art, nature and culture scattered in the countryside, in the cities and on the coasts of our Country; to educate and sensitize the community to the knowledge, respect and care for nature and art, to convey the demands of civil society ensuring actively intervening in the territory.“


Marcegaglia

 

Interviewed by Siderweb, the leading portal of the steel community, the President Antonio Marcegaglia expressed moderate optimism about the favorable economic trend of 2016, consolidated by the raise of the raw materials prices, “In the market, the flat products have had best performances than long products. The 2017 has opened, both in terms of shipments of orders and margins, in the same direction of the last two quarters of 2016.”


Antonio Marcegaglia expects for 2017 a further improvement in terms of the demand: “Is it possible that in the first part of 2017 there could be a dynamic more cautious, differently than in the next months, for the apparent growth of consumption, triggered by higher purchases of the last quarter of 2016. The maintenance of a constant flow in the orders received for now, both for January and for February, however, it seems to contradict this expectation of a downturn”. He adds: “My expectations of the price raising are also motivated: if you compare the prices with other raw materials there is still a large underestimation”.

2017 will be a very challenging year for Marcegaglia, currently in the running to detect Ilva of Taranto within the consortium AM Investco Italy, together with the International steel giant ArcelorMittal.

Marcegaglia this year will also bring life to the very important project called Life, “Leadership Initiative For Executive”“, an investment in advanced training of human resources made with the Luiss University of Rome and addressed to all the major Marcegaglia managers, with the aim of “increase the professionalism of all our management to 360 degrees, regardless of the specific role they are called to a position within the company.”


Read the full story here.

Marcegaglia Carbon Steel – Tube Division released the new price list 2017 for welded tubes from cold-rolled steels. Compared to the previous edition, prices are calucalted on Ex Works basis with delivery costs and extras for certification and cutting. The new tool will be officialy effective starting from February 15th, 2017; but it is already available here.  


R & D, product and cutting-edge process, technology. They are just some of the keywords that today are driving the development of Marcegaglia, the company leader in the steel processing. Thanks to a long course partnership with CISCO, today Marcegaglia can be definited as a full-fledged industry 4.0, continuing on the path of connected factory, through the adoption of a unified network for company and plants, capable of enabling the re-engineering of processes in a perspective of “Internet of Things”, along a supply chain totally digitalized.

In the pivotal plants for the processing of flat productsMarcegaglia Ravenna – and welded steel tubesMarcegaglia Casalmaggiore – important technological investments were brought forward in the creation of a fully interconnected and automated production system, improving the controlled supply chain that reduces the human error on certification and safety.

In the plant of Ravenna, the main Italian steel plants, and the biggest Service Center in Europe, specializing in the treatment and finishing of coils, plates and prepainted steel, the technological innovation has led the creation of a fleet of automated guided vehicles, for the transport of materials between the processing plant and the points for the final shipment.

In the plant of Casalmaggiore, designed for machining of welded pipes with diameters up to 406.4 mm, Marcegaglia has developed an intelligent and automated crane system which makes storage of the collected bundles of tubes, directly from the production plants, moving them to the area where there is the load on vehicles of transport.


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How will be the future of the construction industry? Which materials and which innovative solutions will be showcased to the market? Today BAU 2017, the most important event of the sector for designers, architects and building engineers, opens its doors in Munich. The numbers are relevant: 2,120 exhibitors (34% from abroad), more than 183,000 sqm of exhibition space, that have become the point of reference for business opportunities in the industry. The exhibition is arranged in 17 total halls, hosting the leading players of the entire supply chain:  concretes, woods, ceramics, roofs, roofing among others, with also a space dedicated to the steel: to reaffirm the increasingly key role that this material is acquiring in the construction industry (structural steels) as much as the main material – widely used, for example, in Northern Europe – as consistent with an integrated construction in countries such as Italy, with a building tradition more related to concrete. In this scenario, Marcegaglia shows its range of pre-painted steels in hall B2 stand 523, manufactured according to EN 10169,  and its latest novelties SHIMOCO – a coating system with polyester resins, particularly resistant to UV and corrosion; exclusive Marcegaglia – and WOODEN PATTERN system, that combines the quality of the Marcegaglia’ steel with the aesthetic value of a finish that simulates the wood effect, in four colours  (maple, light oak, dark oak and dark walnut) and 3 finishes (smooth, polyamide and wrinkled). At the same time Marcegaglia Buildtech shows its range of insulated panels for wall and roof and panels for sectional doors.


A new price list, which will be effective starting from the New Year 2017, has been released by Marcegaglia Carbon Steel – Tube Division. The new tool – dated 01/01/17 – Rev.0 – is specific for welded ERW tubes, round, square and rectangular from hot rolled carbon steel black, pickled and “Sendzimir” galvanized.

As for the previous edition, prices are calculated on Ex Works basis with delivery costs and extra costs for certifications and cutting.

Click here for the price list 2017.


“The coils escalation is not completed yet”. This is the vision of Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO of the homonymous steel manufacturing group, who explains in an interview to Siderweb his vision on the current market dynamics. “Today we are facing high rises on raw materials”, says Antonio Marcegaglia, “both on minerals and coke. In this case, I believe we can identify a key speculative element […] besides to this dynamic a sort of “psychological stop” to imports due to recent antidumping investigations started. These sustain the flat product increase in Europe […]”. This market trend could also led to better results for Marcegaglia that announce a good marginality in 2016 with a consolidated EBITDA of 325 million Euros, equals to +10% compared to the previous year revenue.

While on the antidumping, Marcegaglia continue to express its concerns on a European level (Antonio Marcegaglia participated to the recent meetings of the CIHRF Consortium – Marcegaglia is among its associates – with the European Institutions).  […] “Referring to the European investigations on coils, we have expressed our point on view on imported products from Brazil, Iran, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine during the recent consultations. To the EU Officials we confirmed again that considering a whole market of steel flat products in Europe of about 75 million tons, 90% of material comes from European manufacturers, while the other 10% is imported. Of this 10%, 2% comes from China, 6% from the Countries under investigation while the 2% has different origins. Chinese products are already in the spotlight. If also the other 6% will be hit, the risk is to create a oligopoly that could annihilate the entire transformation and distribution independent chain due to a potential prices escalation that will be difficulty controlled. Moreover, I believe that imports create a sort of “quality acceleration” effects on local producers, not only European manufacturer, who are encouraged to reach better performances. An effect almost absent in a closed market”, concludes Antonio Marcegaglia […].

source: interview – Davide Lorenzini for Siderweb

Read here the full interview.


Founded in 1982, during the Marcegaglia consolidation strategy in Italy, the unit in Casalmaggiore (Cremona – Northern Italy) counts on a  manufacturing surface of 320thousand sqm of and is regarded today as the second most important plant dedicated to steel tubes processing. Here, the production of welded tubes and hollow sections, round, square, rectangular and of special shapes is carried out with 11 lines; adding new dimensional range capacities up to 406,4 mm and 16 mm thickness.

Within the continuous commitment of the group towards products and plant certifications, today Marcegaglia Casalmaggiore has obtained among its certifications – ISO/TS 16949:2009,  ISO/TS 29001:2011, CE marking for structural tubes,  AD 2000-W0 / PED and RINA for naval construction – also the API 5CT homologation (certificate nr. API 5CT-1820) specific for the manufacturing of ERW steel tubes suitable for casing and tubing with flat end finishing within Group 1 H40 and J55 (PSL 1) for applications in the Oil&Gas. Moreover, the procedure for the UNI EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications is under finalization.

Download here the PDF certification.


We would like first to thank you for the professionalism and propriety which once again have characterized relations among our companies this year.

We wish to take the occasion of the upcoming Christmas holidays to mention once again that all companies in the Marcegaglia group have adopted a Code of Ethics and an Organization and Management Model complying with Italian Legislative Decree (D.lgs. 231/2001 – “Regulations regarding administrative responsibilities of corporations, companies and associations, including those not legally recognized”). Both documents are available on the website www.marcegaglia.com.

We believe these documents are effective instruments for raising awareness among all the employees in our group companies and all other actors with whom they interact (customers, suppliers, partners, and collaborators generally) so that they shall always behave in a proper and professional manner in all their business dealings.

In this regard, we ask you to observe the guidelines for gifts, donations and benefits: i.e. to abstain from sending any sort of gift, regardless of value, to any of the actors indicated above.

As for ourselves, to honour the Christmas spirit this year, we have decided to take the resources that we would normally use for traditional Christmas gifts and redirect them to charitable activities, in particular to the social programmes carried out in Rwanda by the non-profit Fondazione Marcegaglia Onlus.

We are confident that you appreciate the reasons for our actions and thank you for your cooperation. We would like to extend our most cordial seasons greetings and best wishes for happy holidays and a happy new year.

Antonio Marcegaglia
Chairman and CEO

Emma Marcegaglia
Vice Chairman and CEO


“A Company is a social value”. The vision of its Founder is at the basis of Marcegaglia enterprise culture that has found place, in 2010, in Fondazione Marcegaglia Onlus. The Foundation operates with the intent to promote actions and collaborative development projects of social solidarity oriented towards the construction of a world in which disparity is increasingly reduced. Its activities are mainly focused on the role of women: In Italy, the Foundation supports projects oriented to defeat social exclusion and new poverty, abroad it sustains projects for the development of remote and poor areas of the world focusing on female entrepreneurship, the creation of micro-enterprises and the development of local health systems.

Kindly visit Fondazione Marcegaglia Onlus website Servizio Antispam ha rilevato un possibile tentativo di phishing da “newsletter.marcegaglia.com” www.fondazionemarcegaglia.org to better understand its objectives and projects and to contribute with a possible donation.

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On October 29th, EuroBlech closed its 24th edition with a successful result of 60,636 visitors form 100 countries (+2% compared to the previous edition) and 1,503 companies from 41 countries as exhibitors. A total of 39% of visitors came from outside Germany with a major increase in Asian visitors (+30%), but also in visitors from EU countries outside Germany (+11%). Major visitor countries, next to Germany, included the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Great Britain, Turkey and India.

On the exhibitor side, 54% of participants came from outside Germany. Among these, Marcegaglia attended the event in the hall 17 dedicated to the manufacturing of steel sheets. The Italy-based group has developed, within it over 50 years of story, a full range of carbon and stainless steel flat products which include both sheets and strips, besides the coils production, and heavy (quarto) plates.

Within the carbon steels, Marcegaglia steel metal plates or cut-to-length sheets are manufactured through 25 lines worldwide and represent the common used steel material for several application sectors as well as the carbon steel strips production which is carried out in 4 main European plants: Ravenna, Gazoldo degli Ippoliti and Corsico in Italy and Kluczbork in Southern Poland. Outside Europe, Marcegaglia can count on additional slitting units in Brazil – with a service centre in the Garuva, Santa Catarina plant – and logistic bases in the US and China. The range of heavy (quarto) plates is manufactured in the dedicated unit of San Giorgio di Nogaro in the North-Eastern part of Italy – ISO 9001 certified – with an output of 400,000 tonnes/year of plates.

On the stainless steel side, within its integrated strategy of expansion, Marcegaglia has added – in the Gazoldo degli Ippoliti plant – the manufacturing of coils and sheets 1D and 2B finish to its range of austenitic and ferritic stainless steel products and a production of hot and cold rolled strips.


It’s through innovation that leadership expresses itself. It’s an affirmation of the intrinsic values of a company that continues to transform itself so as to be an ever closer partner facing the requirements of the market. Also in terms of technical-software solutions and management systems of a productive organization that counts on 21 manufacturing units (Marcegaglia steel) in 3 continents and on a logistic network of 11 hubs worldwide. Marcegaglia, supported by Capgemini, has strongly sustained a renewal of its SAP software solutions to continue on the same path of quality and service that has distinguished the group since its foundation. SAP has awarded Marcegaglia as the GOLD winner in the Business Transformation category of the SAP Quality Award 2016 recognizing, in line with SAP guidelines, the group commitment to achieve fast and rapid time value, transparency in management processes to support its own activities with a consequent higher reliability. 

Home page: Marco Campi – corporate chief information technology officer


On the occasion of EuroBLECH 2016, the specialized exhibition dedicated to the steel flat products manufacturing, Marcegaglia Carbon Steel presents to the market its new price list for hot dip galvanized, cold rolled and hot rolled (black or pickled) strips, coils and sheets. The new price list, takes into account the market environment also giving an overall view of feasibility, materials and prices, is effective starting from October 25th 2016.

Only for coils; the new tool also includes the freight costs (Italy).

Click here for the price list


In a few days, the landmark event for the steel flat products’ industry is opening its doors: on the next October 25th, the 24th edition of the German exhibition EuroBLECH is starting. On the occasion, Marcegaglia Plates, the company dedicated to the production of heavy quarto plates, presents its new catalogues dedicated to structural and pressure purposes plus the full range of quenching&tempering and case hardening steels: 3 brochures full of technical data, feasibility, chemical and mechanical properties and much more for each sector.


With regard to structural steels, Marcegaglia Plates complies with the manufacturing standards set out in EN 10025-2, EN 10025-3 and EN 10025-5 and the provisions of European Regulation no. 305/2011/EU on construction products (certification no. 0474-CPR-0067). These steels are amongst the market’s best-selling products, thanks to their versatility, which makes them suitable for a wide variety of uses, from residential to industrial buildings and from energy to major infrastructure projects. 


Marcegaglia Plates pressure vessel steels meet the European manufacturing standards outlined in EN 10028-2  and EN 10028-3, as well as ASTM A516 and A537 Class 1 standards. These special steels are suitable for those applications in which a pressurised system will be exposed to various temperatures, be they ambient temperature or high temperature. The Marcegaglia Plates product range is certified by TÜV RHEINLAND, no. 01 202 I/Q-10 8279.


Within the quenching&tempering and case hardening steels, Marcegaglia Plates complies with the manufacturing standards set out in EN 10083-2, EN 10083-3 e EN 10084. Steels for  quenching and tempering are mainly used further to a quenching and tempering process (hardening followed by tempering at around 600°C) at controlled temperatures, which gives the steel  tensile, impact and fatigue  strength while at the same time delivering the right compromise between  tenacity and  resilience. They are therefore  widely used in mechanical engineering for the manufacture of dies and presses, drive shafts, half-shafts, rods, connecting-rods, linkages, levers, and power hammer rods to name just a few.


Download here
the catalogues.


Marcegaglia will attend the EuroBLECH exhibition: hall 17 • stand B34


Form October 25th to 29th, Hannover (Germany) will host the new edition of the International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition EuroBLECH 2016. Protagonist of the event, the 24th edition, will be the entire sheet metal working technology chain: from semi-finished products up to distribution with more than 1500 exhibitors and 60.000 trade visitors awaited.



Marcegaglia
will attend the event among steel industry’s key players (hall 17 • stand B34) with its range of carbon and stainless steel flat products. The group, arriving to EuroBLECH after the long re-organization path that has led to a structured division between the core business activities and the diversified products thus creating three newco Marcegaglia Carbon Steel, Marcegaglia Specialties and Marcegaglia Plates, will present the latest novelties developed  within its R&D department in the field. Among these, the brand-new product WOODEN PATTERN that simulates wood surfaces – in three colours and finishes – through a process of painting and finishing directly on steel. It is an innovative coating that can be used for several applications especially in the field of architecture that combines the aesthetic value of wood with structural steel materials and their mechanical properties. The exclusive brand-new polyester resin coating system SHIMOCO (free of hexavalent chromium and heavy metals) is formulated to allow the best UV and corrosion resistance, guaranteeing maximum flexibility and durability, while having sophisticated and intrinsic aesthetic qualities thanks to the composition and textural pattern of the paint itself. Thanks to these features, it is particularly suitable for roofing applications and also for cladding and façades.



Marcegaglia will exhibit at EuroBLECH: hall 17 • stand B34


Davide Lorenzini (Siderweb) interviewed Antonio Marcegaglia – Chairman and CEO of the Italy-based group; global player in the steel manufacturing.



Discrepancy between apparent and real production capacity

“Before starting to analyze deeply the measure, I would like to contextualize it in the whole scenario  – explains Antonio Marcegaglia. I have already said on other occasions that my view on the European capacity in the steel flat production is a little bit different from the one commonly widespread. In light of the production optimization process started by all manufacturers in recent years, I believe that today the real production capacity of European producers is far below than what officially declared; level that, however, will be difficulty reached again. A clear example is the Ilva issue: in theory, the mill production capacity is about eight/nine million tons of steel, but currently it produces a few more that 5 million. A second example is Tata Steel that, even if it not yet closed, reflects its slowdown on British production statistics. Since the main purpose of the reduction of production capacity (company crisis aside) was to reach a greater production efficiency, I believe that the plants recently closed will be hardly opened again. If we add also some investment in terms of verticalization, as new galvanizing lines for own consumption, the availability of material for players and not-integrated dealers is not excessive. I believe that European authorities have a distorted vision of the market”. 

 

Imports to ensure business continuity

“A company as Marcegaglia – the President continues – require about 4.5 million tons of steel in Europe and I assure you that today is not easy to find such an amount. Therefore, companies like us are forced to go abroad. For sure, we are the biggest importer of steel flats in Italy, with a percentage roughly around 60% of total imports, amounting to 30% of the European total. These percentages explains clearly our concern for the EU investigation. We have always looked at European producers: the relationships with Ilva, ArcelorMittal, US Steel, Valsider and Arvedi are well consolidated since years. But today these players are not able to satisfy our requirements and not just for price issues. We must ensure to our companies business continuity. Except for China, since years Russian, Iranians and Ukrainian players are showing positive behaviours. Focusing on flat products, the availability of materials coming form steel mills in Moscow and Tehran, in for export is gradually decreasing due to the strong growth on the domestic consumption side. It is therefore difficult to consider them as a threat. A further problem is represented by duties: if they were launched and confirmed, the hardest hit would be traders and independent transformers, creating instead a clear benefit to the subjects integrated with steel mills. This phenomenon would represent a further distortion of the market”.


Promoted a collective action

“We decided to be one of the promoters of this initiative for the creation of a consortium of companies, led – on the operative level – by the law firm Van Bael & Bellis in Brussels, and has already collected an interesting number of participants, but we expect that they can grow further – says Antonio Marcegaglia. I believe that companies, even if less structured in terms of capacity, have to join the action to “give their opinions” through this tool. Talking of daily operations, the effects, today, are still limited, but in the fourth quarter some consequences coming from retroactive duties may occur. In July, we are experiencing some effects related to emotionality and uncertainty: customers are careful in purchasing. However, the phenomenon could strengthen in September with a potential increase in prices in the last part of the year. Last, the absence of an anti-dumping investigation on galvanized products – in spite of those on cold and hot rolled coils – could generate additional market distortion”.



Marcegaglia
is named as one of the three nominees for its specific award category of the BSH Best Supplier Award organized by BOSCH and that will be held in Berlin on September 27th, 2016. Marcegaglia group has been named for its range of products of the cooling industry:
condensers and components for the refrigeration and household appliances industries. Since more than 40 years, within its production system, Marcegaglia supplies the cooling industry from raw materials (coils, strips, high quality special tubing) to the design and manufacturing of customized components and finalized systems upon demand, as well as a full set of parts and accessories. 


Watch
here the video presentation.


ArcelorMittal and Marcegaglia officially submitted an offer for the acquisition of Ilva. This is the first step in a multi-stage process that will see only the environmental part of the offer discussed for the next 120 days. Following this period the government will provide more clarity on the next steps of the offer process.


In particular, the offer submitted outlines:


• a commitment to improving Ilva’s environmental performance, through the installation of best available technology, bringing Ilva in-line with European environmental standards and legislation;


• the intention to increase Ilva’s primary utilisation rate, with crude steel production rising from the current level of c. 4.8 million tonnes per annum, to over 6 million tonnes per annum by 2020, and to maintain the operation of a minimum of three blast furnaces;


• a major capital expenditure programme aimed at enhancing Ilva’s asset capabilities, increasing productivity levels and improving health and safety performance;


• the introduction on new, innovative steel grades, facilitating an increase in the proportion of high value-added steel products in Ilva’s product mix;


• a commitment to guaranteeing employment at industry best practice levels;


• the economies of scale from which Ilva would benefit by being a part of ArcelorMittal, including leveraging ArcelorMittal’s global research and development expertise, sales and distribution networks, purchasing power, and technical steelmaking and market knowledge.


“Ilva has always been a vital asset in the entire Italian steel chain” – commented Antonio Marcegaglia, President and CEO Marcegaglia – “and we need to ensure it can continue to be in the long-term. Our consortium – based on a long-term industrial relationship – combines the strengths and the management competences of the world and European leader in the steel industry, with those of Marcegaglia, which include a unique knowledge and presence in the Italian and European downstream market. On this basis, we believe our consortium is the best equipped to take on the challenge of the Ilva turnaround”, concluded Mr. Marcegaglia. 


Geert Van Poelvoorde, executive vice president and CEO, ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products, commented: “We believe Ilva represents a compelling investment opportunity for ArcelorMittal without compromising our balance sheet strength, as it would extend our leadership position and increase our product offering in Italy, Europe’s second largest steel manufacturing and consuming market”.

Read here the full press release.

Research and development, as well as innovation and state-of-the-art technologies and products are among the key features of Marcegaglia since its foundation. It’s not surprising, therefore, the important result obtained by the group at the recent 7th International Conference Magnetism and Metallurgy WMM’16 where the Italy-based manufacturer presented a case study dedicated to the development of non-grain oriented (NGO) silicon steel grade M310-50K with high premeability and low energy loss.

Nowadays, the R&D in the magnetic steels field is focusing – both for GO (grain oriented) and NGO (non-oriented) which represents about 80% or the whole market – on improving the performances in terms of magnetization (e.g. J2500) to enhance the efficiency of electrical motors. A result that can be reached only through the optimization of the manufacturing process; from hot to cold rolling steps. Accordingly, Marcegaglia presented, during the event, the development of the semi-processed grade M310-50K, based on a 2.0 wt% Si non-oriented electrical steel through the optimization of the microstructural characteristics of final product by means of the thermo-mechanical processing (TMP) conditions and the following cold rolling, annealing cycle and skin-pass processes. Microstructure and ODF analysis were carried out on hot rolled sample, cold rolled and annealed and after final decarburization and secondary recrystallization annealing. The results of the case study confirmed that to develop the favorable texture and achieve the target magnetic properties a through process approach has to be adopted.

 

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The Gazoldo degli Ippoliti (Mantua – Northern Italy) HQ of Marcegaglia, the industrial holding company that enjoys a leading position in steel-working with production sites worldwide, recently hosted the annual meeting of the Technical Group Steel no. 5 (Finishing and Coating), of the European Commission (Research Fund for Coal and Steel), held to assess the steel industry projects being financed, mainly by means of the RFCS (formerly CECA) fund, which has been supporting innovation in the industry since 1952.


The meeting, also attended by company Chairman and CEO Antonio Marcegaglia, provided the opportunity for the presentation of the intermediate results of the ACE-PICK demonstration project, launched to industrialise and validate the world’s first Alternating Current (AC) electrolytic pickling process/technology. The process was initially developed on a laboratory scale by Centro Sviluppo Materiali, the company which still owns the relevant patent, before being put into industrial operation at the Marcegaglia plant at Gazoldo degli Ippoliti with positive outcomes over a period of more than 15 months. As well as Centro Sviluppo Materiali and Marcegaglia, the active participants in the ACE-PICK project include top steel industry names ArcelorMittal Bremen, TENOVA and SCANACON, interested in particular in this new technology’s possible future applications.


The AC electrolytic pickling process is a major breakthrough in the treatment lines for flat products, since it can significantly reduce – by up to 50% – the treatment times normally required with conventional processes, on both hot and cold rolled products, and makes the use of sandblasters and/or scale-breakers optional and no longer necessary, with obvious benefits for surface quality, especially for products destined for Bright Annealing. What’s more, for stainless steels, the process has delivered a significant reduction in environmental impact thanks to the lower specific consumption of reagents such as hydrofluoric and nitric acids.  

source: Davide Lorenzini for Siderweb



Positive first quarter

“We’re coming off a first quarter that I surely define positive – said Antonio Marcegaglia, President and CEO of the homonymous group – the volumes are slightly better than expected (+ 1%, which mens 1.78 million tons), and despite a 4% decline in revenues we reached an almost doubled Ebidta compared to the previous year (equals to 10% of sales), thanks to a judicious purchasing policy and a recovery of the apparent demand”. For the upcoming future, the Italian manager expects the same positive trend for all 2016. Marcegaglia also confirms the purchasing of raw materials from Ilva as much as possible, although the Italian mill in Taranto (Southern Italy) is working at lower rates than in the past, also because it’s moving toward a more verticalized production. Situation that lead the major Italian manufacturer of flat products to search for raw materials’ suppliers abroad.


The extension of the duties could hurt distributors and transformers

“Today we are responsible for 60% of Italian imports of coils – explains Antonio Marcegaglia – but this is also due to the fact that Europe and especially Italy struggles to meet domestic demand nowadays. First due to Ilva limitations. It’s clear that if we look at the imports of coils we can see some peaks, but we have also to consider that Italy is a net exporter of steel pipes and galvanized products, so part of the imported products are then re-exported in these shapes. For these reasons we are very concerned about recent requests of Eurofer for the extension of duties to other countries. While in China the situation is clear, in Russia, for example, the context is very different. Considering the supply limits I have already described, the real risk is that European Companies could be damaged rather than supported, and I believe that even the steel distributors can agree with me”. Marcegaglia has also drawn attention to the fact that markets such as Iran and Turkey still have strong domestic consumption, so aggressive exports are unlikely, such as occurs in some Asian countries.


Open to partners for China’s asset

After having focused on the latest news, the President of the Italy-based group looks also to the future of new and old assets. “As for our relationship with Iran, I confirm that we are in the preliminary/study phase for a new production unit of stainless steel tubes with Mobarakeh, a projects that is proceeding carefully since even the financial system still has doubts about investing in this country. Instead, we started positively the operations in Turkey: at the moment we are commercializing an average of 400/500 tons per month and I think we will fulfill the purpose of 10 thousand tonnes per year. As for the Chinese asset we decided to open to a partnership and we entrusted the advisor PWC to research potential partners”.


Source: Davide Lorenzini for
Siderweb
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Auto: a future of steel? A question that found a clear and positive answer during the Congress held on April 28th (organized by ANFIA and Siderweb) that has shown the possibility of wide growth and improvement margins on the production side.  


Considering the EU market, the automotive segment has reached the 2007 levels with a continuous growth of vehicles manufactured and a positive increasing trend of processing units in Europe. Mainly focusing on advanced high strength steel that respond positively – both in terms of production and performances – to the requirements of the sector: weight/energy efficiency, safety and costs. These are the AHSS steels: dual-phase (DP600, DP800 and DP1000), TRIP steels (transformation induced plasticity) and TWIP steels (twinning induced plasticity) that proven high mechanical resistances and, at the same time, high elongation until fracture levels. Moreover, these steels guarantee a positive equilibrium in terms of cost/weight/resistance assuring high levels of forming capability as well as good performances of energy absorption in a crash situation.


Today,
Marcegaglia Carbon Steel, within its unit in Ravenna, the main manufacturing plant dedicated to carbon steel flat and intermodal logistic hub for all group’s activities, is betting on the increase of the production of hot-dip galvanized DP600 steels, manufactured according to EN 10346, and, counting on the internal R&D team, on the higher grades DP800 and CP800. Steels that allows on one side the vehicle weight reduction, actively contributing to the carbon dioxide emission reduction (as regulated by the EU), guaranteeing, on the other side, the maximum safety. Besides, the hot-dip galvanizing process allows higher durability in terms of corrosion resistance and better performances in the long period.

From Marcegaglia steel transformation business, a full range of products dedicated to the refrigeration and household appliances industries: components, systems and steel materials engineered and developed to meet the highest requirements of the application sectors.

Since more than 40 years, within its production system, Marcegaglia supplies the cooling industry from raw materials (coils, strips, high quality special tubing) to the design and manufacturing of customized components and finalized systems upon demand, as well as a full set of parts and accessories. The manufacturing units, strategically located in Italy, in Poland, in South America and in China, meet the specific requirements of the international markets supplying the production districts with a diversified and synergic range of products in the cooling system industry, from condensers to evaporators.

Starting from the product’s preliminary study, Marcegaglia R&D specialized staff provide technical assistance to the customer companies in order to optimize the product concept in terms of technology, efficiency and costs, thus involving effectively their know-how in the innovation of products and process. The advanced production technology, equipped with the latest automation systems, make any kind of finishing possible either on components or accessories, which allows satisfying the most demanding and customized requirements.

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What are the future development guidelines for the materials used in the automotive sector? How the use of steel will evolve in this field? What will be the strategic role of the Italian steel industry in the automotive future? This is the “heart” of the Congress organized by ANFIA and Siderweb with the aim to analyze – from general to particular –  the development trends of materials, focusing on steel, in the automotive industry for the next years. In addition, particular emphasis will be given to the analysis of the Italian steel industry, to find out if the national steel structure will meet in the next years the automotive industry requirements.


The conference will be held on April 28th, 2016 at the Centro Congressi Torino (Turin).


Speakers:


Giorgio Elefante

PriceWaterhouseCoopers – Associate Partner | Italian Automotive Sector Leader
Situazione e prospettive del mercato auto, il punto di vista PwC


Fabio D’Aiuto

CRF – Global Materials Labs – Metals Department Manager
Innovative materials and solutions for automotive components


Carlo Mapelli

Docente Politecnico di Milano
Sviluppi degli acciai per le automobili


Gianfranco Tosini

Responsabile Ufficio studi Siderweb
Analisi strategica dell’offerta di acciaio italiano


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Tenacity, passion, modernity: steel is life for us.
It’s a world constantly evolving that requires continuous flexibility, development and research.

This video installation, also presented during the landmark event for the steel industry TUBE Düsseldorf 2016, explains our vision. Steel is a lively and versatile material: when observed through the lens of scientific research, its grains show their nature in motion, a living material like the world around us. This is the reason why we invest in R&D, in the engineering of new products that can achieve the performances while taking care carefully at the environmental improvement in terms of health and safety.

Watch here the video.

More than 35 thousands of visitors are awaited in Düsseldorf for the 2016 edition of the WIRE&TUBE fair where innovators meet investors, where market leaders show their latest products and technologies. Among these, Marcegaglia is presenting (hall 3 • stand D30) its new organization which is focused on the core business activities of steel transformation. A company that shaped itself in a new structure, as it shapes the steel itself.

A positive confirmation for the European steel industry that is currently facing a fluctuating market context: the TUBE 2016 occupy an area of more than 50,000 square meters where the full range of the pipe production to pipe processing to tube processing and the trading with tubes is showed. Marcegaglia rises its price lists. Starting from February 29th, 2016, an increase of 30 euros/ton on the whole range will be adopted by the Italy-based group. The decision, as learned by Siderweb, comes from a summit of Marcegaglia Carbon Steel’s managers and has been communicated to the company’s customers. At the basis of this trend change, there is – first of all – an increase of the coils prices of about 30 euros/ton that the leading processor is sharing with its clients.
The flat products costs feel the effect of the apparent demand awakening, with a consequential increase of moved volumes, added to a real consumption that has been steady for the last months. The UE decision of a antidumping investigation, that may slow down imports, completes the overall scenario. This disposition, would led to a sort of “protection system” with operators reducing at the minimum foreign demands in order to avoid being staggered by protection measures put into action by European Authorities. Besides, the ILVA situation still far away from the best production performances, the result is a substantial difficulties to find specific raw materials; whether coils or slabs.
To sustain marginality, Marcegaglia decided to overturn downstream the same increase that should face on the supply side. These rises are referred to all the products directly manufactured from coils or slabs within Marcegaglia Carbon Steel divisions: strips, sheets and welded tubes. For the last one, the price increase equals to a reduction of 4 points on discounts.


Source: Siderweb A great success for the Polish exhibition BUDMA; the most important event in Central-Eastern Europe dedicated to building and architecture sectors. The 2016 edition, held in the very first days of February after a couple of late-spring editions, has been characterized by a exceptional dynamis: over 130 novelties on show in the 6 halls shared among the over 800 exhibitors.

Inspiration, knowledge, business was the 4-days fair motto that attracted more than 50,000 specialized visitors including architects, constractors, traders and property developers. An audience of value that discovered a wide range of products: from roofing systems, to construction materials – such as structural steels –  windows and doors among others. Marcegaglia pre-painted flat products range can count now on the exclusive polyester coating system: SHIMOCO.

A brand-new coating engineered and developed for roofing applications. Thanks to its intrinsic features it is suitable also for cladding and façades.

Discover here SHIMOCO technical data.

Structural steels are today a key topic in the construction industry so much that a lot of exhibitions and specialized fairs are focusing on this topic. Among these, BUDMA 2016 – the Polish International Construction and Architecture Fair – that is held in Poznan from February 2nd to February 5th, 2016. Among the key top player attending the show, Marcegaglia Carbon Steel presents its range of carbon steel flat products and pre-painted products for dedicated industry (hall 6A • stand 36).

The company offers a wide range of products meeting the specific norms requirements. Thanks to its production and logistics features, the company can create unique synergies for customers, integrating their supply chain and industrial processes.

In addition to the dedicated range, Marcegaglia Carbon Steel presents also its latest novelty in the coating systems for pre-painted products: SHIMOCO; EXCLUSIVE brand-new polyester coating system. For the second consecutive year, Comprend-Lundquist released the results of the survey on the non-listed Italian companies with regards to web communication transparency: in the spotlight, the corporate websites (Italian language) of 50 companies – players in the consumer goods market as well as the mass retail sector, up to consumer services and commodity – during the period September 21st – October 5th.

Marcegaglia performed the 5th best progress, + 7,8 points compared with 2014, moving up from 26th to 19th among Italian companies.

Read the full news (Italian) here. Starting from November 1st, 2015 Marcegaglia completed a strategic path of re-organization of its activities: a “more clear and indisputable division” as explains the Chairman Antonio Marcegaglia during an interview to Siderweb, “between the non-core activities (such as tourism, household appliance components, building …) and the core business activities, the steel manufacturing, the sector on which we want to focus and strengthen our role and positioning”.

According to this re-organization, the 3 main businesses of Marcegaglia activities are gathered under the holding Marcegaglia Steel albeit divided in three different companies: the carbon steel activities (which means carbon steel flat products and tubes), specialties (which means stainless steel products and cold-drawn bars) and plates (heavy quarto plates).

The objective is twofold: first to give more transparency both inside and outside the group, while on the other side “the industrial value is the chance to grow and be always more a protagonist of the steel industry also (eventually) gathering other partners on a long-term path that, in terms of consolidation, could also include the first and second transformation. Growth is our obsession and we want to grow playing the role of protagonist of the steel industry . We believe that to reach our goal, this process is more functional to the profitability and sustainability of the business instead of adding new capacity”, concludes the Chairman Antonio Marcegaglia. Watch here the interview (Italian language).

Watch here the interview (Italian language).

Stainess steel process pipes for food & dairy industry, tubes for heat exchangers and oil & gas, but also construction and ornamental tubes and box sections, as well as tubes for mechanical and automotive applications: with a global production covering all major sectors, Marcegaglia is the world’s top producer of stainless steel welded tubes.

Besides, Marcegaglia has added – within the Gazoldo degli Ippoliti plant – the manufacturing of stainless steel coils and sheets 1D and 2B finish to its range of austenitic and ferritic stainless steel products. The fabrication process is carried out according to two main manufacturing standards: EN 10088-4 for structural, building and construction applications with CE marking and EN 10028-7 for all pressure purposes applications, certified TÜV AD 2000-W2 for pressure equipment and AD 2000-W10 for low temperature pressure equipment.

The unique mix of service, high flexibility, quick response and stock availability of standard sizes make Marcegaglia the partner of choice for stainless steel products supply.

The full range on show in Maastricht (The Netherlands) on the occasione of SSW Conference&Expo 2015 (November 17 – 19, 2015 | stand S315). Production, quality and logistics are among the keywords for Marcegaglia. Also within the flat products sector where the group started an expansion path about 15 years ago pursuing on the successful strategy followed within the tube sector (where Marcegaglia can count on an extremely wide range of products, plus the world’s leadership in stainless steel welded tubes) thus creating a diversified network of sourcing-production-distribution performing both horizontal, downstream and upstream growth.
As a result, today Marcegaglia can be considered as a unique player in the European steel industry and on a world scale, guided by key values such as synergies (raw material purchasing, processing, logistics, market), economies of scale, production flexibility and diversification of products and markets.

All these values are translated in flats production (both carbon and stainless steel coils, sheets and narrow strips) also including colour coated steel production and heavy (quarto) plates. Marcegaglia is an independent player that can both supply other service centres as well as specialized customers offering a wide range of products in terms of steel grades and typical applications, a unique mix of services and quick response times with stock availability in standard sizes.

The full range is on show at Blechexpo 2015: hall 4 • stand K 44 With its range of structural steel – which includes both carbon and stainless steel flat and tubular products – Marcegaglia is one of the key player on a global level in the steel for construction field: a unique material in terms of mechanical properties, as well as a sustainable choice for modern architecture in terms of efficiency, durability flexibility and recyclability.

The full range is on show at Batimat 2015 (hall 4 • stand K 44).

Following the recent releases (June and October 2015) of the new price lists of carbon steel welded tubes for the Italian and European markets, respectively, Marcegaglia decided to better meet its customers’ requirements also making available a free online tool that allows to calculate by oneself – completing all the data required – the costs of the tubular products including/excluding freight costs and optional manufacturing process.The new tool continues the path of transparency and openness already started with the new price lists.

The calculator is available only by registration.
It is possible to request a personal account here.
Each request is processed by Marcegaglia carbon steel welded tubes division.

Read here (Italian language) the interview to Marcegaglia global commercial manager of carbon steel welded tubes Giorgio Frigerio.

Marcegaglia Carbon Steel Tube Division has implemented a new European Price List for welded ERW carbon steel tubes in black, pickled and galvanized execution.

The new price list – dated October 1st, 2015 – reconfirms with minor chances the structure currently used on the Italian market. Prices are calculated on Ex Works basis with transport extras for different regions of Continental Europe.

Click here for the price list. ltalian re-roller and tubemaker Marcegaglia remains positive about its Polish welded tube plant and service center for strip and plate in Kluczbork, expecting growth of steel consumption during next four-five years, it told Platts.

“On the other side, the Polish market, one of the biggest in Eastern Europe, is very interesting also for foreign producers, therefore [the] impact of imports is relevant,” the company commented.

ln fact, Marcegaglia Poland is experiencing a slight reduction in demand at present. “Due to the particular situation of prices, affected by very aggressive import from the Far East, the market is actually in wait and see mood,” it explained. “Anyway we are confident to achieve the budget 2015 and for sure we estimate to grow over the next two-three years,” Marcegaglia commented.

Marcagaglia’s Polish units, in addition to Kluczbork, represented also by Praszka plant specializing in insulating panels, steel handles, condensers and heat exchangers, have been able to consistently improve its sales results, from PLN 541 million in 2012 to PLN 725 million in 2014 and PLN 800 (€189) million anticipated in 2015.

The increase in revenue has coincided with growing output. Last year Marcegaglia Poland produced 150,000 metric tons of welded tubes and processed 80,000mt of strips and sheets. This year the company is set to make 180,000mt of welded tube and process 110,000mt of flat products.

The Polish division’s capacity utilization rates have so far reached 75% for the tube production and 70% at the service center, based on 15 shifts per week. Marcegaglia has been operating in Poland for over ten years. lts first facility, in Praszka, between Wroclaw and Czestochowa, opened in 2004. ln 2010 it launched it’s welded tube plant and service center in nearby Kluczbok.

source: SBB Platts

750 domestic and international exhibitors, 15.000 trade visitors (expected), more than 30 thousand sqm exhibition area: the upcoming Tubotech Brazil is regarded as the primary industry showcase and meeting point of the Southern Cone countries.

On October 6-8 the leading manufacturers of machinery and equipment for the pipe industry, industrial valves, pumps, motor pumps and accessories will bring their high-tech innovations and the latest trends and solutions for the professional audience of automotive oil, gas, construction, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, beverage and infrastructure, among others.

Among them, Marcegaglia do Brasil will exhibit (stand 301) its range of carbon steel welded (ERW) tubes, stainless steel welded (ERW) tubes, carbon steel tubes and components for the refrigeration industry, carbon steel sheets and cold formed sections.

Nowadays steel plays a key role in the contemporary societies: it is the preferred material for many industrial sectors, as well as a key solution in terms of sustainability. Let’s consider, for example, the mechanical machinery industry or the automotive sector where steel accounts about 14.5% and 12% (respectively) of the world global production. As well as the construction industry which is the most important steel-using sector: according to World Steel Association, structural steels (including all usages) represents more than 50% of the steel world production (2014). A unique material in terms of mechanical properties, as well as a sustainable choice for modern architecture in terms of efficiency, durability flexibility and recyclability.

The efficiency of structural steels, as well as their durability, is deeply connected to mechanical properties: it is a stronger material than others and can also count on a much higher strength to weight ratio. The result is lighter buildings (or structures) that equals to less extensive and costly foundations. Moreover, all these mechanical properties remain stable over time and are guaranteed within a certified production chain. Steel is a material that can absorb seismic energy when supported by architectural specific details, thanks to its intrinsic resistance. Furthermore, can be successfully combined with other construction materials (e.g. glass) to design and create architectural solutions representing an impressive fusion of aesthetic, reliability and technology. Last but not least, steel is 100% recyclable and sustainable (in terms also of energy/water consumption). Due to all these properties, steel is a very functional and adaptable material.

Among the key player within the steel industry on a global level, Marcegaglia is one of the leading group: within its certified production chain the group carries out the complete range of first transformation developing a wide range of steel semi-products and finished goods. Materials that can be used in an extensive range of construction applications: for structures and roofing, large-span bridges and infrastructural construction, industrial and residential architecture. Other applications in the sector include piling, scaffolding and shoring systems.

Carbon steel hot rolled, cold rolled and galvanized flat products are characterized by specific mechanical properties in particular a high elastic limit (which means high mechanical strength) as well as excellent toughness and weldability. Features that make these steels suitable for structural works from light to heavy ones – also including infrastructural applications – civil buildings (public and private works) up to urban decoration. Also presenting key added values such as for the pre-painted products: sophisticated materials with intrinsic architectural and aesthetic characteristics both for direct usage as well as for further applications as the manufacturing of sandwich insulated panels for roofing and wall or insulated panels for sectional doors.

Marcegaglia structural steel: flat products

Pickled, hot-dip galvanized, cold-rolled coils and strips

  • Manifacturing standards: EN 10025-2 – EN 10025-5 – EN 10346

Black, pickled, hot-dip galvanized sheets

  • Manifacturing standards: EN 10025-2 – EN 10346
  • Higher thickness capability of zinc coating up to 800 g/sqm combine excellent surface quality and better protection levels.

Heavy (quarto) plates

  • Manufacturing standard: ASTM

Pre-painted coils, strips and sheets

  • Manufacturing standard: EN 10169
  • More than 25 standard painting systems, new expanded and wrinkled finishes for architectural.


Also carbon steel tubes (round and shaped) find a variety of applications within the construction industry. They are versatile and efficient, ductile and well performing in terms of mechanical properties (strength, weight ratio, resistance). This is the reason why the most spectacular building and structural work, today, are made by structural steel tubes. The applications in the sector include: civil buildings, infrastructural work such as bridges, steel structures, piling, scaffolding and shoring systems.

Marcegaglia structural steel: structural tubes (hollow sections)


Round and shaped

  • Manufacturing standard: EN 10219 (CE homologation)
  • thickness 0,3 / 16 mm
  • diameter 8 / 16 mm

 

Marcegaglia will participate to Batimat 2015 (Paris – Nov. 2 – 6) hall 5 • stand K44

Antonio Marcegaglia, President and CEO of the Italy-based group, has explained, in an exclusive interview with Steel First (Metal Bulletin) his vision and strategies for the future in terms of growth and group organization. Two correlated factors.

Read here the full interview (subscribers). Marcegaglia Ravenna opened its doors to let discover the steel coil processing cycle: the Open Day was held on July 4th, 2015 while steel processing activities were ongoing.

In only 4 hours, from 8.30 to 12.30 AM, more than 1300 guests visited the plant. 30 years passed since the first conference dedicated to Steel Success Strategies was organized and today, the event by Metal Bulletin is regarded as the premier event in the steel industry calendar. Chairmans and CEOs from the world’s leading company gather to discuss the future of the steel scenario. In 2015, the conference (8-10 June 2015 – New York) will be focused, among others, on automotive (how will the steel versus aluminum debate evolve?) and on the future of the North American Steel industry as well as raw materials, international and Chinese focus.

Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO of the international steel group (manufacturer and processor of both carbon and stainless steel), participated to the event on June 9th, 2015 within the Panel I dedicated to “International: Bigger Threats; Faster Response: How are mills responding to a rapidly changing steel world? In what way are global trade patterns changing? The continuing impact of endemic Chinese oversupply”.

Made in Steel 2015 opened its doors: the main event in Southern Europe dedicated to the entire iron and steel industry (from production, distribution, manufacturing and processing right up to the final application of steel). 3 days of conference & exhibition which put in the spotlight the main global players. Among them. Marcegaglia will attend the event with its range of carbon and stainless steel tubes and flat products.

Moreover on May 21st, Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO of the group, will be among speakers of the “International Steel Trade Day” organized by Eurometal (Sala Taurus – Centro Congressi “Stella Polare”).

On May 21st, Marcegaglia – the leader in stainless steel tubes production also with a dedicated range for the food & dairy sector compliant with EC Regulation 1935/2004 and certified TIFQ – support the conference organized by Centro Inox, Siderweb and Ipack-IMA “Stainless steel and Food safety: the excellence that guarantees food safety within the processing industry”.

Flexibility, responsiveness, “haute couture” as customized logistic solutions for customers of the steel industry in France: peculiar features that has led to the award for the project MARCEGAGLIA: UNE SOLUTION LOGISTIQUE FERROVIAIRE “HAUTE COUTURE”. The prize was presented as part of LES TROPHEES EXCELLENCE SNCF – 5th edition related to the year 2014, the most important awards of the SNCF group (France’s main rail and logistic operator with more than 250.000 employees worldwide) dedicated to work teams who have organized and developed the best projects within each of the group branches.

12 categories, more than 600 case histories presented and 76 shortlisted teams. The project MARCEGAGLIA: UNE SOLUTION LOGISTIQUE FERROVIAIRE “HAUTE COUTURE”, whose partner were, besides Marcegaglia, Fret Autochem (rail freight operator and project creator), Captrain Italia (SNCF representation in Italy) and the St. Priest team (Lyon railway station) has been awarded the SNCF LOGISTICS branch prize for the efficacy, the flexibility, the responsiveness in the logistics and transportation of carbon steel coils across France.
Indeed, the development of the Ravenna-Lyon route for the delivery of Marcegaglia flat products in France has allowed a re-launch of the Lyon hub with the introduction of “train + truck” integrated solutions for coils, resulting in higher service level and flexibility to customers’ requirements.

Marcegaglia has been exceptionally invited to attend the event (the ceremony is normally reserved to SNCF group staff) to underline its key role in the project success.

In 2014, the Marcegaglia group reached more than 30 locations across France (thanks to the integrated solution “train + truck”) delivering over 5.000 carbon steel coils, equal to more than 60.000 tonnes and 49 full trains shipped of steel flat products. “A company is a social good”.
(Steno Marcegaglia, Founder, 2002)

Marcegaglia business culture is enclosed in this vision of its Founder. A culture that the group daily expresses through its attention to the key themes of safety – for employees as well as environment – of territory – that Marcegaglia has never regarded merely as a productive factor, but as the expression of a distributed community that is part of its company values as well as of the social and economic development – and culture.

According to this vision, the group has always supported and promoted activities and initiatives on a local level where manufacturing units are based. Such as in Ravenna, where Marcegaglia has set up its main logistic and intermodal hub for all the industrial and commercial activities: the recent Open Day – visit the plant to discover the full steel manufacturing process dedicated to citizens is an example.
As well as the supportsupplying raw materials – for the creation of Mankugian: an iron octopus of about 8 meters width and 4 meters height which emerge from the canal waters during the Darsena Open Show on July 18th 2015. The work is part of the urban space reuse projects by Meme Exchange Association.

Mankugian was created by Giancarlo Scagnolari and Markus Benesch to represent the recovered bond between land and water.

The home page image is a poster representing part of the artwork creation path. Marcegaglia Carbon Steel Tube Division has issued a new price list 06/2015 for welded carbon steel pipes from hot rolled black, pickled and galvanized strip which are effective starting from today.

The new tool take into account the market environment and also gives a new presentation of feasibility, materials and prices.

Click here for the price list.

Stainless 2015 Brno, the Czech exhibition dedicated to stainless steel, opened its door today: 150 exhibitors from 18 countries, over a thousand visitors expected for the most international exhibition in Brno (about 80% of exhibitors and 40% of visitors comes from abroad).

Among these Marcegaglia, the world’s leader in stainless steel ERW tubes production, has brought – virtually – in Brno its network of 8 manufacturing units worldwide that can guarantee the same quality levels of products and service.

In Italy Marcegaglia Forlì, the world’s largest stainless steel tube manufacturing unit hosts 33 tube mills (among the 83 worldwide) and operates according to certifications including ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949 (automotive sector) and ISO 3834-2 (special for welding process) for quality system, ISO 14001 for enviromental, ISO 18001 for safety, as well as product marks like DVGW for water and gas pipes in the energy sector, TÜV-PED and TÜV AD2000 W2/W10 for pressure equipment, compliance with EC 1935/2004 by TIFQ and EHEDG certified for food and chemical industry.

The range include, among others:

Stainless steel welded tubes for automotive sector
Manufacturing standard: EN 10296
Austenitic grades 1.4301, 1.4307, 1.4541, 1.4404, 1.4571
Ferritic grades 1.4512, 1.4509, 1.4510
Outsider diameter: from 20 mm up to 155 mm
Wall thickness: from 1 mm up to 2 mm (or more if requested)

SS tubes for energy and HVAC
Tubes for heat exchangers (water heaters and other applications)

Manufacturing standard: EN 10217-7, EN 10296, ASTM A249, ASTM A312
Outsider diameter: from 15,88 mm up to 114,3 mm
Birmingham Wire Gauge: from 18 down to 11
Wall thickness: from 1,24 mm up to 3,05 mm

Tubes for elbows and fittings – including press fitting – for plumbing systems
Manufacturing standard: EN 10217-7, EN 10296 (ASTM A249, A270)
Outsider diameter: from 6 mm up to 508 mm
Wall thickness: from 0,80 mm up to 6 mm

Special tubes round and shaped, with custom surface finishing for the fabrication of design radiators

With over over 140 exhibitors, Stainless 2015 is confirming its key role as the highest specialized stainless steel conference and exhibition in Eastern Europe.

In 2015, Marcegaglia – which is strongly supporting its stainless activities representing about 20% of group turnover – has confirmed its partnership with the Brno-based exhibition and will be welcoming visitors on May 5 and 6 in stand 14B.

Here the group will present its range of welded tubes, as well as flat products including the dedicated range for food & dairy applications, automotive, energy and HVAC systems Marcegaglia is regarded today as an industrial leader in steel processing. The group can count on a network of 60 sales offices, 210 representations and 43 manufacturing plants spread over 3 continents and covering 6 million square meters. Here the group fabricates its wide range of tubes, coils, sheets, strips, cold-drawn bars – both carbon and stainless steel – for several applications and industrial sectors.

Browse and discover more details and information on Marcegaglia worldwide presence on its regional websites:

Europe
www.marcegaglia.fr
www.marcegaglia.es
www.marcegaglia.de
www.marcegaglia.co.uk
www.marcegaglia.pl
www.marcegaglia.ro
www.marcegaglia.ru

Asia
www.marcegaglia.cn

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www.marcegaglia.com.br From May 1st up to October 31st 2015 Milan will host the Expo Milan 2015: the Global Exposition which will be focused on the theme “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life” combining technology, innovation, culture, tradition and creativity with the themes of nutrition and foods as a sort of discussion forum.

Discussion to which Made in Steel 2015 will bring an industrial contribution: the international biennial event (which will be held in Fiera Milano Rho – May 20 – 22, 2015) has organized – in co-operation with the Italian Centro Inox – a conference on the subject “Stainless steel and Food safety: the excellence that guarantees food safety within processing industry” on May 21st , 2105 (2.30 / 5.30 PM free entrance – Made in Steel ticket compulsory).

Marcegaglia, the world’s leader in stainless steel tube production also with a dedicated range for the food & dairy industry, will support the conference.

Made in Steel 2015 has organized – in co-operation with Centro Inox – a conference on May 21st about stainless steel in the food & dairy industry.
Marcegaglia – whose presence as exhibitor will be in hall 8 • Stand N04-P03 – supports the event.


Energy, efficiency, functionality, material.
These can be considered as the key words of the heating and plumbing systems sector.

 Key words that Marcegaglia, industrial leader in steel processing, translates into a dedicated range of carbon and stainless steel tubes and strips for applications within the sector.

Carbon steel tubes range includes:

tubes for radiators, round and shaped
round: diameter 22 / 23 / 25 mm
oval: ovali: 70 x 11 mm
semi-oval: 40 x 30 mm
EN 10305-3 / CR2S3 / E190-E220
Certification AD 2000 W0

tubes for pressure purposes
diameter: from 33,7 mm up to 460 mm   
EN 10217-1 (for use at room temperature)
EN 10217-2  (for use at high temperature)

The carbon steel strips range includes cold-rolled steels for radiators with specific norms RAD-1 (STP0040) e RAD-2 (STP0108).

Stainless steel tubes for heating and plumbing systems include:
• tubes for heat exchangers (water heaters and other applications)
• tube for elbows and fittings – including press fitting – for plumbing systems
• special tubes round and shaped, with custom surface finishing for the fabrication of design radiators

A dedicated certified range of carbon steel sheets, heavy plates, structural and cold-drawn welded tubes: Marcegaglia competence and global know-how applied to the earth moving machinery sector.
Fully certified and controlled steels, first quality materials and high performances to better serve the market.

The production includes:
sheets (pickled, cold-rolled, galvanized) from 6 mm thickness
heavy (quarto) plates up to 110 mm thickness
tubes for hydraulic cylinders up to 245 mm outside diameter, suitable for skiving and roller burnished or finished H8
• tubes for piston rods that guarantee weight reduction for truck mounted components
• Structural tubes and hollow sections for axles, cabin structures and other details

The range is manufactured to meet the highest industry standard while guaranteeing customization in terms of tolerances, dimensions and lengths. Steel in the construction industry is the preferred choice in terms of efficiency, durability flexibility and recyclability.
A unique material in terms of mechanical properties, as well as a sustainable choice for modern architecture.

Today, structural steels are one of the hot topics within the construction industry – be it cold-rolled and galvanized flat products, heavy (quarto) plates or carbon steel structural tubes.
Thanks to its properties, steel is a very functional and adaptable material: it can be used for structures and roofings, large-span bridges and infrastructural construction, industrial and residential architecture.
A result of the continuous research and development activities and the growth of productive know-how among the sector’s main players – among these the Italy-based Marcegaglia group.

The efficiency of structural steels, as well as their durability, are deeply connected to mechanical properties that remain stable over time. Moreover, steel is a material that can absorb seismic energy when supported by architectural specific details, thanks to its intrinsic resistance.
Furthermore, steel can be successfully combined with other construction materials (e.g. glass) to design and create architectural solutions representing an impressive fusion of aesthetic, reliability and technology. Last but not least, steel is 100% recyclable and sustainable. A sustainable choice also represented within the upcoming Expo Milan 2015: the iconic construction named the Tree of Life – recently inaugurated and representing the Global Exposition itself – is made from 150 tonnes of steel. Marcegaglia’s competence and expertise in steel manufacturing include also the greenhouse sector.
Here the group can supply the market with its complete range of of hot-dip galvanized and colour-coated steel (with maximum coating flexibility Z50 up to Z800 and specific coating cycles) as well as pre-galvanized round and shaped tubes compliant with the highest industry standards and requirements.

Typical applications include:
• Greenhouse construction
• Structural parts
• Gutters and water drain
• Press bending This morning, the German exhibition R+T opened its doors: around 900 exhibitors spread over more than 100.000 sqm will show for the next 4 days the state-of-the-art products and latest innovation in roller shutters, doors / gates and sun protection industries.
This year the exhibition will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

In the spotlight, Marcegaglia (hall 4 • stand C42) presents its full range of insulated panels for sectional doors made from galvanized and pre-painted guaranteed quality steel including latest innovation (both surface finishes and technical) that has been added to production range starting from 2015. Marcegaglia presented on February 20th the start up of the first new production line for insulated building panels inside the recently renewed Marcegaglia buildtech plant in Pozzolo Formigaro.
At the end of a relevant investment plan 2014-2015 the production site in Pozzolo Formigaro is planned to become the largest, most advanced and highly specialized plant in Italy dedicated to the production of metal insulated panels for roof, wall and sectional doors.

Read the news:
La Stampa – Alessandria (Italian language) Gazoldo degli Ippoliti – The Italy-based group will present its full range of insulated panels for sectional doors at the upcoming R+T 2015 exhibition in Stuttgart (Germany). A partnership with the German exhibition that confirms Marcegaglia role as the partner of choice for industrial, residential and commercial building solutions. Made from galvanized and pre-painted guaranteed quality steel, panels are also available with plastic surface coatings for a wide range of architectural finishes.


Marcegaglia production of insulated panels for sectional doors (both for industrial and residential applications) is based out in Italy within a dedicated production line in Pozzolo Formigaro (Alessandria) that can count on a yearly manufacturing capacity of 1,000,000 sqm of panels.

Marcegaglia at R+T 2015: hall 4 – stand C42 Carbon steel tubing are at the core of Marcegaglia processing activities: the Italy-based group has developed the world’s widest range in terms of dimensions and steel grades compliant with several applications sectors. Among the production range, which is fully manufactured within its controlled production chain, Marcegaglia developed a dedicated range of round pipes for pressure purposes including applications for the heat exchanger industry, heating and ventilation, gas and water line pipes, district heating and chemical industry among others.

In particular, the production for the district heating sector consist of:
• tubes for energy distribution
• tubes for heat supply networks
• tubes for special elbows and fittings
boiler tubes

The range includes tubes from 33,7 mm OD up to 460 mm OD manufactured according to EN 10217-1 (for use room temperatures) and EN 10217-2 (for use at high temperatures) and heat treated upon request.

Carbon and stainless steel tubes and flats, cold-drawn bars for several applications: Marcegaglia product range shapes into several goods and products of daily use.

Steel is everywhere… 12 months through the lens of the worldwide global steel partner.

Non-listed companies were included for the first time in the Webranking Comprend-Lundquist survey, that regularly scrutinizes top listed European companies. Scope of the project is to assess the online behavior of companies in reaction to a growing request of corporate responsibility from customers and from the audience in general, interested in knowing “what’s behind” products and services.

Marcegaglia was ranked 26th among Italian companies, well above several major players in the consumer goods market and in the mass retail sector.

Read the full news (Italian) on Corriere della Sera Economia Marcegaglia’s competence and expertise in steel manufacturing comes to the energy sector with a dedicated range of carbon and stainless steel tubes.

Carbon steel ERW tubes for pressure purposes include applications for the heat exchanger industry, heating and ventilation, gas and water line pipes, district heating and chemical industry among others.

Among quality systems involved in the production of tubes and pipes:
  • ISO/TS 29001:2011 (petroleum, petrochemical, natural gas)
  • AD 2000-W0/PED for tubes for pressure purposes
according to main manufacturing standards including:
  • EN 10217-1(tubes for pressure purposes, for use at room temperature)
  • EN 10217-2 (tubes for pressure purposes, for use at high temperatures)
  • EN 10208-1 (steel pipes for pipelines for combustible fluids)
  • EN 10224 (tubes for the conveyance of water and other aqueous liquids)

Stainless steel welded tubes for heat exchangers in the energy sector are manufactured in Italy at Marcegaglia Forlì, the world’s largest stainless steel tube manufacturing unit, that hosts 33 tube mills and operates in accordance to several certifications, including:
  • DVGW for water and gas pipes
  • TÜV-PED / TÜV AD-2000 for pressure equipment
in the framework of EN 10217-7 (A 312 / A 778) manufacturing standard. (ANSA) – ROME, DEC 3, 2014 – The Marcegaglia Buildtech plant in the Puglia region will be acquired by the Piemonte-based
Otlec group: the agreement was signed today at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development by the top management of the two company in the presence of deputy minister Claudio De Vincenti, the president of the Puglia region Nichi Vendola and union representatives. Otlec group, a steel processor specialized in the manufacturing of cogenerators and burners, will restart the production in line with the traditional core business of the plant and with the know how of workers who will be re-employed.
The Marcegaglia group had converted the production of the Taranto plant from industrial boilers to photovoltaic systems; following the crisis in the sector, the plant was closed after a year of unemployment benefit regime. During that phase, the Mantua-based steel group had started a scouting activity of potential buyers through a consultancy firm, on the condition that employees could be restored in their jobs. Thanks to the agreement signed today, the 85 workers still under unemployment benefits (from the original 140, after re-allocations within group plants or resignation incentives) will get back to work in November 2015, when the benefits are set to expire.

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Read the news online (Italian):
La Gazzetta di Mantova
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Il Sole 24 Ore September 2014 – A joint Italian and Indian-French agreement may soon be closing the Ilva dossier. Two of the industry top players are involved: Marcegaglia, leader in steel processing, and ArcelorMittal, the world’s top steel producer.

A potential agreement that would be endorsed from the Italian government (since a domestic player is involved), particularly from the minister for economic development Federica Guidi who has gathered the main actors around her table: Aditya Mittal, CEO of the European arm of the group and M&A operation chief; Antonio and Emma Marcegaglia; Piero Gnudi, Ilva’s special commissioner, and advisors from J.P. Morgan.

The bid’s hopes for success rely strongly on the mix between a producer such as ArcelorMittal – with proper dimensions and know-how – and a processor such as Marcegaglia, offering new perspectives for a relaunch of the Italian steel sector as a whole. 

A key role will also be played by politics, since the government is considering how the future developments will impact on the Taranto area and the domestic steel industry, while being committed to making the operation feasible for private investors.

Among other players now on the field is the Indian group Jindal, who is working on an alternative bid to the Marcegaglia-ArcelorMittal dossier.

Press Release

News online
The exhibition Equip’Baie 2014 – held in Paris, Porte de Versailles up to November 21st – represents the occasion for Marcegaglia (stand Q61) to present the upcoming innovations of its steel insulated panels for sectional doors production, starting from 2015: a brand new leather surface finish that completes a wide range of products offered by Marcegaglia, now including 9 standard profiles, 3 surface finishes, 14 standard colors and 8 plastic coatings for a varied combination of architectural finishes.

At Equip’Baie, Marcegaglia confirms its role as the partner of choice for industrial, residential and commercial building solutions.

Marcegaglia production of insulated panels for sectional doors is based out in Italy within a dedicated production line in Pozzolo Formigaro (Alessandria) that can count on a yearly manufacturing capacity of 1,000,000 sqm of panels

Marcegaglia’s experience as a leader in the production of insulated building panels has lead to its now established line of industrial and residential sectional door panels.

Made from galvanized and pre-painted guaranteed quality steel, panels are suitable for a wide range of architectural finishes.

The Italy-based group will exhibit its production at Equip’Baie 2014 (hall 1 stand Q61) with an anticipation on technical innovations and new surface finishes available from 2015.

Marcegaglia production of insulated panels for sectional doors is carried out in Italy within the dedicated production line in Pozzolo Formigaro (Northern-Eastern Italy) that can count on a yearly manufacturing capacity of 1,000,000 sqm of panels for sectional doors.

Marcegaglia’s Chairman and CEO, Antonio Marcegaglia, outlines his vision and strategy in the flat products, tube and coil sectors to ISMR

What are the key qualities for any player who wishes to operate on a global level in the steel industry? Certainly, the ability to anticipate market trends as well as to react quickly and positively to market shifts are crucial qualities for any company. But, says Marcegaglia’s Chairman and CEO Antonio Marcegaglia, the real differentiator is the strategy, the overall vision, that directs the group’s future.

Today, Marcegaglia is considered to be one of the most important steel service centre players in the steel industry – from carbon steel tube production (with an extremely wide range of products) to the stainless steel tube sector (with a leading position in terms of global production) as well as in carbon and stainless steel flat products and heavy (quarto) plates. Marcegaglia started an expansion programme about 15 years ago, pursuing a successful strategy followed in the tube sector, to create a diversified network of sourcing-production-distribution with horizontal, downstream and upstream growth.

“As a result, the group is now a unique player in the European and global steel industry, guided by key values such as synergies (raw material purchasing, processing, logistics, market), economies of scale, production flexibility and diversification of products and markets,” Antonio Marcegaglia told ISMR.

New capacity for flats
“This vision is translated into flat production where the group is active in carbon and stainless steel coils, sheet and narrow strip, but also in colour-coated steel production and heavy (quarto) plates. Marcegaglia is an independent player that can supply other service centres as well as specialized customers, offering an increasing range of products in terms of steel grades and typical applications, a unique mix of services and quick response times with stock availability in standard sizes,” explained Enrico Paladini, global commercial manager of carbon steel coils.

This strategy has led the Italy-based group to develop new high-grade quality and niche products, based on new capacity at its Ravenna and S. Giorgio di Nogaro (Italy) plants. The set-up and revamping of new lines have expanded production capacity, especially in terms of range and grade feasibility, with better control of production processes and the capability to supply more and more specialized products.

“This has enabled the consolidation of historical markets, while we have also entered new application sectors. For example, among others, hot-rolled, high yield strength steel for cold forming can now be supplied up to S600MC (EN 10149-2) as well as cold rolled products with high yield strength for cold forming in grades such as HC420LA, HC180Y, HC220Y, HC260Y (according to EN 10268) but also special quality steels for radiators and drum packaging are maintained as production standards,” explained Enrico Paladini.

Thanks to the latest process upgrade on several of its galvanizing lines, Marcegaglia has also increased its flexibility in zinc coating so that coating weight may be defined from Z50 up to Z800 (allowing for different coating between sides), but new grades have also been developed such as dual phase DP600, DP800 and DP1000. For surface finishes, Ecorsteel anti-fingerprint organic coated steel is a permanent, ecological and anti-oxidant coating, transparent or colour-hued, that combines aesthetic values with high forming and drawing capabilities for applications in the building sector, household appliances and metal furniture.

“The coil colour-coating units are constantly increasing their efficiency and output, with more than 20 standard painting cycles that can be combined for specific surface requirements. The production programme for heavy plates has also been improved and a wide array of end uses are now covered, with specific certifications for boilers, pressure vessels and naval construction among others,” concluded Enrico Paladini.

Strategic focus and market trends
“Globally, I see a slowdown of emerging countries’ economies that have been driving global consumption of steel over the last few years. I am talking mainly about China and Brazil, here. There is a question mark over Russia at the moment because of the political situation. So, I am not expecting significant increases in the European economy although there might be slight improvements in eastern Europe,” Antonio Marcegaglia explained.

“On the other hand, I believe that more steel and steel-derived products and machinery will be exported to dollar economies in the next year or so as the dollar gains in strength. So, in summary, domestic and European steel consumption will remain as it is or even slightly improve.

As far as Marcegaglia is concerned, he confirmed that Europe is its main market but he is keeping an eye on various export opportunities outside Europe from the strong dollar.

“We will probably consolidate by +5% of volume growth which should translate to a similar growth in sales volume for Marcegaglia (last year it was over 4.1 billion euros). This is because average prices have come down slightly so we have compensated by increasing our volumes. We believe, by doing this, that we have gained some market share on flat coated products and stainless steel products,” Antonio Marcegaglia explained.

He intends to focus even more on Marcegaglia’s core business of steel processing. He also intends to develop its product range and simplify its product portfolio, focusing on the three main families (stainless steel and special products, welded tubes and flat carbon steels).

“We will invest more in product development versus end-user project business and high value-add in all these three main areas,” Antonio Marcegaglia outlined. “We think that competition from emerging countries, like China, Russia and India, on downstream cold rolled and coated products into Europe will become even more significant and we need to respond to that to grow/maintain our market share. We will also take advantage of selected opportunities to grow in other markets. For example, stainless steel markets in Turkey. We will also strengthen our international presence. I believe that we will see also more potential consolidation and restructuring in most of the value chain segments of the industry, particularly in the service centre distribution sector and welded tubes sector. So, we may take advantage of that – we are open to potential acquisition opportunities.

Finally, we are working on a restructuring and re-launching project with ArcelorMittal on the potential development of ILVA (the Italian steel mill with current issues in terms of production output and supply)”.

An eye on logistics
Another focus of Marcegaglia expansion strategy is logistics: the efficiency of its distribution network connecting manufacturing plants with each other and with customers has always been among its top priorities, and the group has supported and sustained activities to improve performance in this field.

Here, especially in the flat products sector, Marcegaglia has been able to establish its presence on new areas through the use of intermodal terminals (hubs) strategically located in harbours on the Mediterranean Sea, but also on the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, as well as storage areas near important railway connections. This has significantly cut delivery times as well as carbon emissions: a network of more than 10 logistics hubs across Europe to enhance flexibility and just-in-time service.

At the heart of this network, Marcegaglia’s Ravenna plant (Italy) operates as the main production and shipping centre for the group’s flat product chain, with its handling capacity (now 500 trucks per day) also significantly upgraded thanks to the completion of new internal railway tracks and the expansion of the harbour docks area (220m added for a total length of 800m, 9.5m draught) for ship access. The plant in San Giorgio di Nogaro, specialising in heavy plate production, is also conveniently located with easy access to sea and rail freight along the same Eastern coast of Italy.

In Ravenna the group has completed a massive ten-year investment plan that has strongly enhanced Marcegaglia’s role as a flat steel producer, increasing its overall capacity of cold rolled material and doubling its production of hot dip galvanized and colour-coated steel.

“Our Italian and European-based factories are supplying mainly to the European market. Eastern European countries like Poland also still exhibit interesting growth patterns. The strength of the dollar is allowing us to export competitively into Mediterranean markets and the US which has opened a window of opportunity for us. The third element of growth will be the ramping-up of our plants outside Europe i.e. China, Russia, Brazil and the US plant. We are also considering a project in Turkey for stainless steel tube for the Turkish, Middle Eastern and North African markets,” confirmed Antonio Marcegaglia.

The stainless challenge
Marcegaglia’s stainless steel business has already been recently expanded with new lines for flat production (coils and cut-to-length industrial sheet) at the Gazoldo degli Ippoliti plant which is now operating at full capacity. New upgrades on the first pickling line will be designed to improve quality and productivity, focusing mainly on ferritic steels.

Marcegaglia’s headquarters today is equipped with two annealing and pickling lines and two cold-rolling and skin-passing lines capable of processing hot rolled steel (1D finish) from 2 to 6mm thickness and cold rolled steel (2B finish). These coil processing lines can also supply in-line edge slitting. Downstream, Marcegaglia can count on the integrated production of stainless sheet and strip as well as flat and angle bars.

The new cut-to-length line can work hot rolled and cold rolled materials with optional polishing (220-240-320 grit), scotch-brite brushing and paper or laser film protection on each sheet. The automated packaging system assembles standard packages weighing from 1500kg. All production conforms to main manufacturing standards, such as EN 10088-4 for structural, building and construction applications with CE marking and EN 10028-7 for all pressure purpose applications certified by TÜV: AD 2000-W2 (pressure equipment) and W10 (low temperature pressure equipment).

“The group’s investments in this area have further reinforced our role as one of the world’s leading manufacturer of stainless steel welded tubes, supported by production plants in Brazil, USA, China, Russia and Italy,” Antonio Marcegaglia told ISMR.

EuroBlech 2014 – the International exhibition held in Hanover (Germany) dedicated to steel flat products – opened its doors this morning respecting the expectations: visitors from all over the world have been animating, since the very first hours, the stands of the over 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries and subdivided into 15 technology sectors.

Among them, Marcegaglia – who attends the event in hall 17 stand B34 – presents its full range of flat products: both carbon and stainless steel coils, strips and sheets, pre-painted products and heavy (quarto) plates that complete the Italy-based group’s presence in the steel sector with carbon steel tubes (a wide range for thickenss and dimensions) and stainless steel tubes (sector in which Marcegaglia is the world’s leader in terms of production).

Marcegaglia – the world’s top manufacturer of stainless steel welded tubes – has developed and certified a dedicated production range of stainless steel tubes for use in the food and beverage processing sector, to meet the highest requirements of cleanness and hygiene.

Stainless steel tubes are manufactured and finished according to EN 10357 (European Norm) and ISO 3834-2 (welding process) with strict quality controls and certifications by EHEDG for hygienic equipment design criteria and TIFQ for conformity to EC Regulation 1935/2004.

Main features:
• Compliance to hygienic standards for all food chain applications
• Surface roughness minimized: weld bead Ra max. 0.8 μm
• Special tolerance D4/D3
• Austenitic and ferritic grades according to EN 10357:2013
• 4 dimensional classes
• Superior corrosion resistance
• Total absence of color on weld area
• Inside and outside scratch-free

Marcegaglia will be at Cibus Tec 2014 (Parma – Italy, October. 28-31) with an info point in hall 5, stand A019 dedicated to stainless steel and its role within the food & beverage productive chain, and will sponsor the prestigious EHEDG Congress on hygienic equipment engineering (October 30-31) at the same venue.

From the manufacturing expertise of Marcegaglia Buildtech within the storage systems sector and the engineering know-how of Struttura System in the design and installation of warehousing and logistic solutions, we are proud to present Dalmine Logistic Solutions.

A brand new organization, born from the merger of two company branches, that will start market operations in 2015 offering the complete product range of Marcegaglia Buildtech storage systems division and the integrated logistics solutions engineered by Struttura System.

Dalmine Logistics Solutions will operate from its Headquarter based in Piacenza (Italy), supported by two manufacturing units located in Potenza and Graffignana (Italy), with a workforce of 88 employees: the full team of Marcegaglia Buildtech storage systems division and engineers from Struttura System, reinforced by the recruitment of new staff.

Tradition and future are perfectly combined into Dalmine Logistic Solutions: a proactive company approaching international markets with over fifty years’ manufacturing background of Ponteggi Dalmine and a drive to innovate products and services developing new technical solutions.

www.dalminelogisticsolutions.com Three tests on each surface, both pickled and bright annealed. Each time the results (comparable to each other) were the same: Marcegaglia stainless steel tubes for food & beverage applications can be classified as easy cleanable. The German-based EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) certified in an official report the full compliance of Marcegaglia stainless steel tubes for food & beverage applications to their specific requirements. Marcegaglia, the world’s top producer of stainless steel tubes, is the first manufacturer of its kind to obtain such recognition.

“Marcegaglia is acting on this stage since a long time” explains Chairman and CEO Antonio Marcegaglia “and as the world’s leading manufacturer we believe we have to be at the forefront of the sector. This is why we have strongly advocated the need to certify our products for food, dairy & beverage applications: thanks to our internal research and development team we have contributed, playing a leading role, to develop the new European Norm EN 10357, specific for austenitic, ferritic and austenitic-ferritic stainless steel welded tubes for the food and chemical industry. Moreover, we are proud to be the first producer on the market with a range of stainless steel welded tubes with Conformity Declaration to EC Regulation 1935/2004 certified by an independent technical body, TIFQ (Institute for the Hygienic Quality of Food Technology and Processes): the “glass & fork” symbol identifying food safe materials. And we are actively co-operating with other international bodies to further expand our quality certifications”, concludes Antonio Marcegaglia. Being able to anticipate market trends, as well as being able to react quickly and positively to the market shifts, are key qualities for any player who wishes to operate on a global level in the steel scenario. The real distinctive feature is the strategy – the vision – that draws the path.

Production, quality and logistics are among the keywords for Marcegaglia’s future. The same keywords, in fact, have been characterizing the past development of the Italy-based group, yet today they bring new perspectives to the flat products sector. Here, Marcegaglia started an expansion path about 15 years ago pursuing on the successful strategy followed within the tube sector (where Marcegaglia can count on an extremely wide range of products, plus the world’s leadership in stainless steel welded tubes) thus creating a diversified network of sourcing-production-distribution performing both horizontal, downstream and upstream growth. As a result, today the group can be considered as a unique player in the European steel industry and on a world scale, guided by key values such as synergies (raw material purchasing, processing, logistics, market), economies of scale, production flexibility and diversification of products and markets.

All these values are translated in flats production where the group is active both in carbon and stainless steel coils, sheets and narrow strips, but also in colour coated steel production and heavy (quarto) plates. Marcegaglia is an independent player that can both supply other service centres as well as specialized customers offering an ever-increasing range of products in terms of steel grades and typical applications, a unique mix of services and quick response times with stock availability in standard sizes.

Production and quality
This strategy has led the Italy-based group to develop new high-grade quality and niche products, based on the new feasibility at Ravenna and S. Giorgio di Nogaro (Italy) plants: the setup and the revamping of new lines have indeed expanded the production capacity especially in terms of range and grade feasibility, with a higher control of production processes and the capability to supply more and more specialized products.
This has allowed the consolidation of historical markets, while new application sectors have also been entered: among others, hot-rolled high yield strength steel for cold forming can now be supplied up to S600MC (EN 10149-2) as well as cold rolled products with high yield strength for cold forming in grades HC420LA, HC180Y, HC220Y, HC260Y (among others, according to EN 10268) but also special quality steels for radiators and for drum packaging are maintained as production standards. Thanks to the latest process upgrade on its several galvanizing lines, Marcegaglia has also increased its flexibility in zinc coating so coating weight may be defined from Z50 up to Z800 (also allowing a different coating between sides), but also new grades have been developed such as dual phase DP600, DP800 and DP1000. In the range of surface finishes, the innovative Ecorsteel anti-fingerprint organic coated steel is a permanent, ecological and anti-oxidant coating, transparent or colour hued, that combines aesthetic values with high forming and drawing capabilities for application in the building sector, household appliances and metal furniture.
The coil colour-coating units are constantly increasing their efficiency and output, with more than 20 standard painting cycles that can be combined for specific surface requirements. The production programme of heavy plates was also enriched and an extremely wide array of end uses are now covered, with specific certifications for boilers, pressure vessels and naval construction among others.

Logistics
Another focus of the expansion strategy is logistics: the efficiency of the distribution network connecting manufacturing plants with each other and with customers has always been among Marcegaglia’s top priorities, and the group has supported and sustained activities to improve performances in this field. Here, especially in the flat products sector, Marcegaglia has been able to establish its presence on new areas through the use of intermodal terminals (hubs) strategically located in harbours on the Mediterranean Sea, but also on the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, as well as storage areas near important railway connections, significantly cutting delivery times as well as carbon emissions: a network of more that 10 logistic hubs across Europe to enhance flexibility and just-in-time service. At the heart of this network, the Ravenna plant (Italy) operates as the main production and shipping hub for all the group’s flat product chain, with its handling capacity (now 500 trucks per day) significantly upgraded also thanks to the completion of new internal railway tracks and the expansion of the harbour docks area (220 m added for a total length of 800 m, 9.5 m draught) for ship access. The plant in San Giorgio di Nogaro, specializing in heavy plate production, is conveniently located with easy access to sea and rail freight along the same Eastern coast of Italy.

Strenghtening the stainless challenge
On the other side, the stainless steel business of Marcegaglia has been expanded with the production of flat materials (coils and cut-to-length sheets) within the Gazoldo degli Ippoliti plant now operating at full capacity, while the set up of new upgrades on the first pickling line will be aimed to reach further qualitative and quantitative increase focusing mainly on ferritic steels.
The Headquarters plant today is equipped with two annealing and pickling lines and two cold-rolling and skin-passing lines capable of processing hot-rolled steel (1D finish) from 2 to 6 mm thickness and cold-rolled steel (2B finish). These coil processing lines can also supply in-line edge slitting. Downstream, Marcegaglia can count on the integrated production of stainless sheets and strips but also flat and angle bars. The brand new cut-to-length line can work both hot-rolled and cold-rolled materials with optional polishing (220-240-320 grit), scotch brite brushing and paper or laser film protection on each sheet. The automated packaging system assembles standard packages from 1500 kg weight. All production is conform to main manufacturing standards such as EN 10088-4 for structural, building and construction applications with CE marking, and EN 10028-7 for all pressure purposes applications certified by TÜV: AD 2000-W2 (pressure equipment) and W10 (low temperature pressure equipment).

Marcegaglia will be presenting its flat product range at EuroBLECH Hanover (October 21-25) – hall 17, stand B34

While Marcegaglia will be at Cibus Tec 2014 (Parma – Italy, October. 28-31) with an info point in hall 5, stand A019 dedicated to stainless steel and its role within the food & beverage productive chain, and will sponsor the prestigious EHEDG Congress on hygienic equipment engineering (October 30-31) at the same venue, the group has obtained two important certifications for its stainless steel welded tubes production. Article published on Inossidabile 197 – Centro Inox.

EuroBLECH opens its doors on October 21. It is the largest international fair dedicated to the sheet metal and flat steel processing industry. Marcegaglia – exhibiting in Hall 17, Stand B34 – will present its latest new products, achieved thanks to the new production capability of its two major production plants (Ravenna and San Giorgio di Nogaro) which has led to expanded production capacity in terms of product range and grades for specialised applications.

For example, the group can supply hot rolled, high yield strength steel for cold forming in grades up to S600MC (EN 10149-2) and cold rolled high yield strength steels for cold forming in grades HC420LA, HC180Y, HC220Y, and HC260Y (compliant with standard EN 10268, among others). With the latest expansions to its galvanising lines, Marcegaglia now offers a production with zinc coating thicknesses ranging from Z50 up to Z800 (with the possibility for different finishes on each side) as well as the innovative Ecorsteel finish. This is an organic, anti-fingerprint coating for applications such as construction, home appliances and metal furniture, where beauty, mechanical properties and corrosion resistance must all co-exist.

The entire Marcegaglia range will be presented at EuroBLECH (Hannover, Germany) from 21 to 25 October 2014, in Hall 17, Stand B34. While the Czech exhibition – the most important dedicated to metallurgy in Eastern Europe – is drawing to a close, Marcegaglia reviews its presence as one of the leading exhibitors. The Italy-based steel processor has attracted an important group of visitors interested in its certified ranges of carbon and stainless steel products. Especially in the range of flat products that will be on show also at EuroBlech 2014 (Hannover, Germany) starting on October 21st. Here, Marcegaglia (hall 17 – stand B34) will confirm its presence in the steel flats business, the result of an expansion path started about 15 years ago, pursuing on the successful strategy followed within the tube sector and creating a diversified network of sourcing-production-distribution.

With its comprehensive carbon and stainless steel flats production (coils, sheets and narrow strips), but also colour coated steel and heavy (quarto) plates, Marcegaglia is regarded today as an independent player that can both supply other service centres as well as specialized customers, supported by a wide range of products, new production capacities (steel grades and applications) and a unique mix of service and quick lead times with efficient stock management.  Marcegaglia will be exhibiting its steel flat product range at EuroBlech 2014 (Hanover, October 21-25): hall 17, stand B34. While the Czech exhibition – the most important in Eastern Europe dedicated to metallurgy – is scheduled up to October 3rd, Marcegaglia is attending the event (hall V – stand 80) with its full range of stainless and carbon steel flat products, cold-drawn bars and steel tubes dedicated to industrial applications, engineering and machinery industry. Today, the Italy-based group is regarded as one of the main global player worldwide with an historical and consolidated presence in the steel tubes sector (where it has developed the widest range in terms of thickness and dimensions) and growing and well-rooted operations also within the flat products sector with a specific and certified range of carbon and stainless steel products with specific grades, dimensions and mechanical properties to suit perfectly to several industrial applications requirements. Here in Brno, Marcegaglia presents the highly specialized and certified range of steel flat products and cold-drawn bars for machinery and constructions applications, electric motors as well as agricultural equipments among others. In particular, in the zootechnical, agricultural and greenhouse field, Marcegaglia presents the steel tubes high-quality and certified range dedicated to these applications. Marcegaglia presence is completed by the range of coated steel flat products – focusing on pre-painted and zinc-coated (on both sides with different zinc thickness) – dedicated to construction and building, household appliances, packaging and automotive sectors.

Marcegaglia Kluczbork (Opole Region) is the Polish plant dedicated to the manufacturing of precision carbon steel welded tubes and operates, also, as the main logistic hub and Service Centre of the group in Eastern Europe. Operating as an hub, Marcegaglia Poland is part of the network of hubs in Europe that distributes Marcegaglia products in Europe. Starting from September 29th up to October 3rd, Marcegaglia will be among protagonists of the upcoming MSV Brno: the largest and most international industrial trade fair in Central Europe dedicated to several industrial areas; the largest of which are materials and components for industrial machinery.

The Italy-based group will attend to the event (hall V, stand 80) with its full certified range of carbon steel welded tubes and flat products.

Today, Marcegaglia’s structure provides full coverage of all the world steel industry’s main markets: a real global player capable not only of “speaking the world’s languages” – with the aid of a global network – but also of interpreting and serving the specific needs of each area and of each industrial sector.

The Kluczbork plant of Marcegaglia (Poland) represent a pivotal point in the group’s European strategies and of course plays a key role within this network acting as the group’s hub in Eastern Europe and features an established production of carbon steel welded tubes from hot rolled, cold rolled and galvanized strip covering a wide range of precision and mechanical applications. Here, the latest-generation technology used on the cold forming lines incorporates in-line operations such as the removal of the internal welding bead, non-destructive tests and inspections, special tube end finishing, sizing and calibration. Extremely precise inspection of tubes’ outside diameter can be performed directly on the production line, using a rotating sampling laser technology developed by Marcegaglia, which is capable of instantly detecting any variation from the tolerance required for the specific order. Marcegaglia’s certified production system ensures that tubes are completely traceable throughout the entire production chain, from the original material to chemical and mechanical properties, to guarantee maximum suitability for the specific applications and full compliance with industrial requirements in terms of grades, dimensions and mechanical properties.

Marcegaglia Kluczbork also hosts a dedicated area for steel strips and sheets. Thanks to two state-of-the-art slitting lines and cut-to-length facilities, the plant can supply the market both with standard sizes and with “tailor-made” products to meet specific requests.

Thanks to this wide spectrum of activities, Marcegaglia Kluczbork can operate not only as the service centre of steel products for tube and flats distributors into the Northern and Eastern European area, but also as a reference for end-users into specialized sectors where highly technological, certified products are requested.

Marcegaglia will be presenting its range of products at MSV 2014 Brno, Czech Republic (Sept. 29 – Oct. 3) – hall V, stand 80. Starting from June 27th, the French group Fives appointed Antonio Marcegaglia – Chairman and CEO of the Italy-based steel manufacturing group – to its supervisory board (that now counts on 7 members).

The news was released by the French group itself to whom Marcegaglia transferred the property of OTO Mills; the business unit specialized in the designing, manufacturing and installing of complete units for the production go welded tubes and profiles.

The supervisory board plays a key role in the financial and administrative operations; Antonio Marcegaglia’s appointment could lead to the start up of new and constructive synergies between the two steel groups.
June 2014 – The Gazoldo degli Ippoliti-based group has obtained a special recognition related to workplace health and safety: on the occasion of the World Smokefree Day (May 30, 2014) the IRCCS Foundation Italian National Cancer Institute Tobacco Control Unit has sent Marcegaglia a certificate of merit, an expression of appreciation for “the contribution given to research and for the commitment in creating safer and healthier workplaces”
An appreciation that fits well inside the ongoing process deployed by the steel processing group, always keeping health and safety among its top priorities.

Marcegaglia is regarded today as a leading steel processor with the world’s widest range of steel welded tubes in terms of grades and dimensions, in compliance with the requirements of several industry sectors.

Among these, automotive applications play a key role: Marcegaglia has developed a dedicated range of carbon steel welded tubes for seat frames (car, bus, truck) and other interior details.

Some specific sizes for seats construction are:

  • carbon steel welded tubes with 22 mm diameter and 2 mm thickness;
  • carbon steel welded tubes with 25,4 mm diameter and 2,3 mm thickness;
  • carbon steel welded square tubes 25×15 mm and 1 mm thickness;

manufactured with special steel grades for weight reduction in seat frames, such as:

  • E500 CR2 S3
  • E780 CR2 S3

The tube fabrication process is carried out according to ISO/TS 16949 and involves 100% in-line laser dimensional control and the most accurate grade of internal diameter scarfing.

Steel tubes, as well as carbon and stainless steel flats (coils, strips, sheets, heavy plates and pre-painted products), and all products for the building & construction sector. But also corporate brochures and other group information.

A brand new look for Marcegaglia’s world – illustrated through catalogues and brochures complete with technical and production details – now online updated and revised.

All materials are listed and organized according to each sector. Materials can be either downloaded on devices (as brochures or slides) or browsed online flipping through pages.

A new way to discover the full production range of the worldwide leader in steel processing: carbon and stainless steel products, tubes and flats; the world’s first range in terms of width and variety.

An homage tributed by the community of Gazoldo degli Ippoliti to its “Industrial Leader“; a testimony of the deep bond between the “King of Steel” and his territory: an original artwork depicting Steno Marcegaglia by Vito Tongiani; a famous international artist known for sculptures such as that dedicated to journalist Indro Montanelli in Milan, the homage to Puccini in Lucca (1994), the Roland Garros Stadium sculptural group and the “LineaGotica” inaugurated in October 2004 by the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

Read here (in English) the Steel Market Europe interview of President and CEO Antonio Marcegaglia.

The biennial German exhibition dedicated to the Wire&Tube sector represents the occasion to show the state-of-the-art steel production on a global level. The Italy-based group Marcegaglia is attending to the event with its full certified range of carbon and stainless steel welded tubes focusing on the several application sectors.

One of the key sector for the steel processor is represented by the cold-drawn welded tubes production: a certified range that Marcegaglia manufactures within Europe’s largest specialized plant in Boltiere (Italy), as well as in the new Chinese production complex in Yangzhou. Moving from these manufacturing plants, Marcegaglia regularly supply the world markets with its specialized production program for the hydraulic cylinder industry and other automotive applications.

March 2014 – While the @Intertraffic 2014 – the International exhibition for infrastructure, ITS traffic management, safety and parking – is drawing to a close, Marcegaglia reviews its presence at the exhibition being one of the leading participants with its full range of safety barriers  that led the group to be identified as synonym of road security worldwide. Steel certified guardrails tested in order to comply with specific norm requirements: single side barriers, guardrails for bridge, central reserve guardrails, special components and accessories.

The new product showcased in Amsterdam is the integrated noise protection and safety guardrail: a steel safety barrier that allows the creation of an integrated or combined protection system, for simultaneous provision of safety protection (gradual and controlled containment of light vehicles, secure containment of heavy vehicles) and noise protection in a width of 74 cm only.

The installation of a single integrated noise and safety road barrier moves beyond the usual dual installation of “safety barrier + conventional noise barrier” by enabling installation of the barrier directly on the edge of the asphalt pavement. This provides greater noise protection effectiveness compared to a barrier with the same height above ground level, or it allows the same degree of noise reduction to be achieved with lower heights, by causing a saving in term of material.

Another nearly unique characteristic is the type of foundation: both the elevation and foundation are provided by a single IPE post which is vibro-driven into the ground, allowing a worksite progress speed much higher than the standard for the installation of conventional barriers, thus avoiding bored pile or micropile foundations, plinths or kerbs and the casting of concrete.

Marcegaglia Gulf – Marcegaglia representation in Doha (Qatar) – has been honored by Hyundai Engineering & Construction with an important certificate about Healthy, Safety and Evironment (HSE) within the high-profile project of the “National Museum of Qatar” that can count on Marcegaglia supply of scaffolding systems.

March, 2014 – For a third edition in a row, Marcegaglia USA will exhibit its product range at FenceTech, the annual show organized by the American Fence Association.

Marcegaglia will showcase its range of organic coated galvanized carbon steel tube and pipe for residential and industrial fencing, compliant to ASTM F1043 and A513 standards among the industry’s leading manufacturers, distributors, contractors and specifiers in Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay Center) March 6 to 8, 2014.

February 2014 – Up to April 20th, the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MAC) in Lyon hosts the exhibition Motopoétique: an exposition dedicated to the duo man-machine. In particular: motorcycles.

On this occasion, Marcegaglia presents Candidate, the work by Luc Mattenberger originally exhibited within the contest of Steellife  – the first international contemporary art exhibition dedicated to steel – held in Milan at the Triennale in 2009.

A steel artwork that “embodies all the hopes and values of the motorbike enthusiast, yet arou- ses a subtle yet forceful sensation of unease, insecurity and panic in the onlooker.
This is no coincidence: the idea for this work dates back to October 2000, when two kamikaze terrorists affiliated to Al-Qaeda blew out the American ship USS Cole at the port of Aden in Yemen.
[…] Candidate is placed on a rotating platform whose revolutions remind us of the cyclical ambiguity of things which can be good or evil, attractive or threatening, depending on how they are perceived and interpreted. […].”*

*source: Steellife catalogue February 2014 – Antonio Marcegaglia will be a key speaker at the upcoming Metal Bulletin Conference “11th Steel Success Strategies” in Istanbul (Turkey), February 18-20, for the first time as Chairman of the Italy-based group.

An event which returns to Turkey, a country at the centre of several key trends in the steel industry, to reflect on the future of the sector.
Panelists include all the main players within the steel scenario, among which Marcegaglia – a leader in steel processing, the world’s top producer of stainless steel welded tubes – to contribute strategic views and visions on a sector permanently evolving. January 2014 – Marcegaglia, the world’s top producer of stainless steel welded tubes, has played a key role in the promotion and the drafting of the EN 10357 Euronorm, a new specific standard related to austenitic, austenitic-ferritic and ferritic longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes for the food and chemical industry.

Starting from 2014, the new standard substitutes the previous DIN 11850 and all other national norms related to the sector and will be included on product marking.

Among EN 10357 main innovations:
• validity across all countries of the European Union, surpassing the national norm DIN 11850;
• the extension to all stainless grades included in the EN 10028-7, including the following ferritics: 1.4003 – 1.4516 – 1.4520 – 1.4510 – 1.4513 – 1.4521 – 1.4526 – 1.4509
• the indication of 4 dimensional classes with specific tolerances. Steel tubes, carbon steel flats and stainless steel products, cold-drawn tubes, strips, steel sheets and heavy-plates: within the group facilities worldwide the complete range of first transformation processes is carried out.
The Marcegaglia world – with its products – is in the spotlight of 2014: 12 months through the lens of the steel global partner worldwide. Ecorsteel is an innovative steel product with a permanent, ecological and antioxidant organic coating.
Its peculiar anti-fingerprint properties give new opportunities to manufacturers in the sector of building and construction (structures, details), household appliances, design and furniture, thanks to the combination of aesthetic values and a high forming and drawing capability. Special finishing is available in several light colour shades.

Main features

• Anti-fingerprint transparent or colour hued protective coating on hot dip galvanized steel
• High formability and deep drawing capability
• Colour coating directly possible without pre-treatment
• Protection from oxidation during transport and storage
• Over two times higher resistance compared to Cr3+ treated products

Applications
• Building sector: roofing, profiles, structural elements, sectional doors, shutters
• Household appliances: washing and drying machines, dish-washers, hi-fi components chassis
• Other industries: metal switchboards, metal furniture, metal hoods and ducts, metal shelving

The Italian-based group, Marcegaglia, is a world leader in the production of stainless steel welded tubes. It has also strengthened its position in the flat products sector becoming one of the leading companies on a global level, while, at the same time, increasing its role in Europe as a coil processor and re-roller, a service centre and a stock holder, both in carbon and stainless steels. This has all taken place despite the current worldwide economic recession and the challenges taking place within the stainless steels sector. Chairman and CEO Antonio Marcegaglia recently shared some views with Stainless Steel World on the present and future of the industry.

Q: During the latest Stainless Steel Market Outlook in 2013, you described markets as extremely regional, suggesting a “macro-regional” approach. How is Marcegaglia facing this challenge, as an international player?

A: “Marcegaglia is the world leader in welded steel tubes and is, in fact, the only global player. While each “macro-regional market” has its specific features and regional leadership requires size, range, distribution network and efficient logistic costs in each region – which Marcegaglia all has in Europe, Russia, USA, Brazil and China – the global token has also advantages. In fact, Italy end-users in certain industries – such as automotive – appreciate the ability to discuss for standards of quality and services, with reliable established partners, no matter where the business will be generated. Marcegaglia combines uniquely a strong regional presence with a global service”.

Q: You recently estimated a 3.5% decrease in the European stainless steel welded tube market, mostly due to contractions in automotive and construction. Can you confirm this trend?
A: “2013 global stainless steel demand is expected to grow by 3%, including welded tubes. Growth, once again, will be driven by Asia, while Europe will probably be negative because of the contraction of the main end-user sectors, particularly construction and automotive. Moreover, the high volatility in nickel, the USD and consequently stainless prices, as well as the financial constraints, will keep stock very low in the system, with apparent consumption lower than the real one”.


Q: Within the stainless steel market, both for tubes and for flats, distribution plays a key role. In Europe, distribution is strongly developed and highly specialized, representing about 70% of customers for producers. How is Marcegaglia relating to this sector?

A: “Distribution is, and will continue to be, a major factor in the stainless steel industry, particularly for the welded tubes. The low marginality and the high risk associated with volatility of the capital invested are nevertheless pushing a certain dis-intermediation in the chain, with a lower stock level available in the system. While strengthening the partnership with key loyal distributors as key pillars for its sale strategy, Marcegaglia is also growing in certain project-driven industries, in Europe and outside the EU, often involving their partners in a back-to-back relationship”.


Q: Italy represents the second market in Europe, after Germany, for stainless steel flats: a country of processors that exports an important quota of its production, also thanks to service centres. How is Marcegaglia fitting into this scenario?

A: “Italy is structurally a net importer of stainless coils, while a very significant net exporter for welded tubes and service centre products, thanks to the highly competitive and dedicated industries. Marcegaglia is since several years the most important player – in Italy and worldwide – for welded tubes and is becoming an important service centre for flats in the domestic and European markets. Marcegaglia, with its efficient and flexible re-rolling and processing facilities, is a good tie between the domestic and international availability of black coils and the fragmented, service-oriented clientele. We have been able to quickly gain a position in the European flat market – in addition to the historical one for tubes – thanks to our service and quality orientation”.


Q: “We aren’t facing spectacular times” is how you described the current situation of the steel sector in general during Eurometal’s III International Steel Trade Day. What are your views on the upcoming evolutions?

A: “The global – and in particular European – steel arena remains challenging in view of flat or negative demand, structural overcapacity and low profitability. In this scenario, the Italian steel industry will be possibly confronted with important potential changes – with the Lucchini, Ilva and AST files. Marcegaglia is carefully looking to position itself for the future, but we expect a re-distribution in the value chain, with growing importance in buying capabilities and capillary commercial presence, which are typical strengths of the Marcegaglia business model. Marcegaglia is confident to succeed and even strengthen despite these challenging times”.


Source: Stainless Steel World – Maastricht 2013

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“I am a working-class man, son of a migrant, born into poverty but with good and strong ambitions.

As a child, when I was asked about my job as a grown-up, my answer was: the Pope, the Head of State or the King”.

Founder Steno Marcegaglia often used these words to summarize his story: a story of a bold, tenacious and ambitious entrepreneur, committed to its company as a valuable social asset.

Click here for the video (Italian language): the business philosophy and the legacy of a “Steel-made” engineer. .

www.marcegaglia.tv

Steno Marcegaglia
August 9, 1930 – September 10, 2013

Steno Marcegaglia, founder and chairman of Marcegaglia, died aged 83 on September 10, 2013.
Born in 1930, ath the age of 29 he started the steel processing company which is still owned by the Marcegaglia family and has grown to become one of the largest manufacturers worldwide.

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Coils, lamiere da treno e tubi. Marcegaglia annuncia rincari sui listini a 360°. L’azienda di Gazoldo degli Ippoliti (Mn), ha infatti dato comunicazione di procedere con incrementi di quotazione nei listini sia con effetto immediato che dal primo settembre 2013. In particolare i rincari si quantificano in 30 euro la tonnellata sui prezzi di tutta la linea dei prodotti piani (coils, nastri e lamiere spianate) dall’1/09/2013, di 30 euro la tonnellata ad effetto immediato sulle lamiere da treno, mentre per i tubi saldati si verificherà immediatamente un recupero di due punti di sconto, mentre altri due punti di sconto verranno tagliati a partire dal primo settembre.
«Tali aumenti saranno applicati sia sul mercato nazionale che su quelli esteri» ha specificato l’azienda in una nota.
Italian re-roller and tube maker Marcegaglia is to raise prices for all its carbon steel products, for export and the domestic market, key executives of Marcegaglia informed Platts on Monday.

All the coils will be increased by €20/metric ton for August delivery and by €30/mt over July levels from the beginning of September. “We are aware that it will be difficult to achieve the new asking prices because demand is not that high, especially in Southern Europe.

But prices have reached an unsustainable level and there is the necessity to increase the prices mainly due to an increase of our raw materials such as coils and slabs. Raw materials as such increased already due to exchange rate”, Enrico Paladini, commercial director for the coils division told Platts. “prices have reached very low levels due to the low demand and the Ilva effect”, he added.

“We don’t a lot of capacity left for August, but for what is left we are going to increase the prices by  €20/mt, while September the increase will be of  €30/mt July’s level”, Paladini explained. With this increase Marcegaglia wants to target €500/mt base ex-works for hot-dip galvanized coil and €520/mt base ex-works for CRC.

In plates €30/mt increase will have immediate effect, with the target price as well of €500/mt base ex-works.
In tubes Marcegaglia instead decided to apply a more gradual approach, targeting a recovery of 2 basis points immediately on new orders and another 2 basis points in Septmeber. After the moment Marcegaglia is selling tubes at 35-36 discount points in Italy and 34-35 in Northern Europe.

Italy’s  Marcegaglia is on track to exceed its yearly production target at its welded tube plant in Kluczbork, southwest Poland in 2012, Platts Steel Business Briefing learnt from the group’s CEO, Antonio Marcegaglia



In February the tube maker said it was planning to double the output from the plant during 2012, to 100,000 metric tons.

 In the first ten months of 2012 it produced 90,000 mt and is expecting to exceed 110,000 mt for the whole year. Its capacity utilisation rate in 2012 is estimated at 60-65%. The service centre operating at the site processed 30,000 mt of material, mostly sheets, during January-October.

Total sales for Kluczbork plant in 2012 will be around PLN 360 million (€86.6 million), while Marcegaglia Poland, including also Praszka plant, should generate PLN 540 million in sales, the CEO said. Praszka specialises in insulating panels, steel handles, condensers and heat exchangers.

Looking ahead into 2013, Kluczbork aims to further ramp up its production to 250,000 mt, consisting of 150,000 mt tubes and 100,000 mt sheets processed at the service centre. This is planned despite “the slow market”, the CEO said.

Commenting on the market situation he noted that “Marcegaglia Poland is of course affected by slow market, mainly in terms of low margins”. Despite that he still saw the overall favourable dynamics in Eastern European markets, “especially for high quality products”, he added. “This means we have been running with decent order book since our start [Q4 2010], Marcegaglia explained.
Munich, Germany – While the German exhibition dedicated to building and construction sectors is drawing to a close, Marcegaglia reviews its presence at the exhibition.
Among the products presented by the Italy-based steel group, the range of sandwich panels with German market certification (Zulassung) and sectional door panels for residential and industrial usage have been among the most in demand.

Marcegaglia production of insulated panels is carried out in Italy as well as abroad in Poland, (Praszka plant) and in Romania (Timisoara plant), all part of the group’s integrated manufacturing network that can count on over 50 units worldwide

Stainless and Specialty tubing producer Marcegaglia USA or Munhall, Pennsylvania, is partnering with service center Phillips Metals Inc (PMI) to market its products to the automotive market.

“There are few companies that can match their level of tube making expertise and experieces, ” said Phillips president Rich Phillips.
” PMI is proud to be affiliated with such a high quality manufacturer of stainless tubing and we look forward to assisting with their automotive growth strategy.

Marcegaglia’ s Pennsylvania facility manufactures round, square and rectangular tubing in diameters ranging from 0.25 to 12.75 inches

For the second consecutive year, Marcegaglia USA has exhibited at FencheTech; the American Fence Association’s annual trade show dedicated to fencing (held this year in Houston). The exhibition has gathered once again the industry’s leading manufacturers, distributors, contractors and specifiers to showcase the latest products and services in the industry attracting more than 4500 visiting participants.
 
The US division of the Italy-based group has presented its new range of galvanized tubing for fence framework applications including: commercial and industrial fencing, security fence framework, residential and square tubing fencing.

On the final day, Marcegaglia USA has been awarded for the best inline booth of the exhibition







The world’s widest production range in terms of width and variety both carbon and stainless steel comes to the Turkish market within the leading exhibition dedicated to Tube&Pipe sector: BORU 2013 (Istanbul Expo Center – March 28-30). Here, Marcegaglia will exhibit its complete range of carbon steel welded tubes, manufactured over 150 processing lines and with a global capacity in excess of 3 million tons per year.
The production covers a number of structural and precision mechanical applications, guaranteeing specific suitability for subsequent processing. Typical applications include: steel structural work, piling, district heating, lifting equipment, roller conveyors, drawing, automotive applications, cycle and motorcycle industry, heating and plumbing systems, fitness equipment, furniture industry, and other industrial applications.

Recently the group has further widened its range with a brand new certified welded tubes production for structural and pressure applications with OD up to 406.4 mm strengthening its positioning on the market as the leading global steel player. Tube production has several certifications including CE marking and AD2000 for applications such as structures, pressure purpose, naval construction, automotive industry. The very latest addition is the ISO/TS 29001 quality system certification for the oil&gas sector. In addition to chemical and mechanical tests on materials, the mills are equipped with state-of-the-art technology of in-line controls throughout the manufacturing process.


The group – regarded today as the world’s top producer of stainless steel welded tubes with top-level certified manufacturing activities worldwide – will also exhibit its tube specialties for the automotive sector and its cold-drawn tube range with specific mechanical properties for hydraulic cylinders and other automotive applications.

Marcegaglia
Boru 2013
hall 10 – stand B101
Family owned Marcegaglia, established in 1959, is headquartered in Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, Mantova northern Italy, but its largest plant – and the subject of this profile – is at Ravenna on Italy’s northern Adriatic coast where it owns a dedicated port handling up to 360 ships a year of maximum size 40000DWT.

Marcegaglia is Europe’s largest service centre processing globally some 5500km of steel every day, mainly in carbon steels but also stainless steel.

Processing steel accounts for 90% of the Company’s €4.3bn annual turnover (2011), the remaining 10% being generated from six other business areas: building, home products, engineering, energy, tourism and services.

Turnover has grown at a CAGR of 11% from 2002-2011, with an inevitable fall during the global financial crisis in 2009, but the company is well on its way to recovering this growth rate in 2012 when projected turnover is expected to reach €5.0bn (2013e).

There are 22 processing centres dedicated to steel division scattered around the world, 16 in Italy, with the remainder in UK, Russia, USA, Brazil and China. There is also a joint venture company in Bremen, Germany and a network of sales offices worldwide.

About 46% of turnover is generated within Italy, 37% in the rest of Europe and 17% extra Europe. The profile of industries supplied is diverse, but building predominates at 19% of turnover followed at 9% equally by Trading, Automotive and food & dairy.

A worldwide network of partnership agreements ensures the supply of steel for processing which arrives largely in the form of hot rolled coil, but also as slab for the plate mill and bar for cold drawing.

Marcegaglia Ravenna
Marcegaglia’s processing plant at Ravenna, Italy is one of the largest steel processing site in Europe capable of processing over 2.5Mt in Europe capable of processing over 2.5Mt of coil products a year as well as being the main import port for the group from where it distributes steel for further processing to other Marcegaglia plants within Italy.

Ravenna specialises in cold rolling and coating strip from hot rolled coil. For this it operates:

  • Two continuous pickling lines (2.5Mt/y);
  • One continuous 5-stand tandem mill (1.5Mt/y)
  • One 2-stand cold reversing mill (0.7Mt/y);
  • One 1-stand cold reversing mill (0,1Mt/y)
  •  Batch annealing stands using H2 atmosphere (1Mt/y);
  • Skin pass mill;
  •  Hot dip galvanising line HDGL 1 for heavy gauge (0.5Mt/y);
  • HDGL 2 galvanising line for thin gauge (0.35Mt/y);
  • HDGL 3 combined with pre-paint line (0.35Mt/y – 50% pre-painted);
  • HDGL 4 Heavy gauge strip (0.6Mt/y);
  • Colour Coating line (0.2Mt/y).

The HDGL lines 4 and 3 are more recent additions made in 2010 and 2011 respectively and the 2-stand cold reversing mill was also commissioned in 2011. These were all supplied by Danieli & Co (as was HDGL 2). As is usual for modern HDGL, each incorporates a continuous annealing and cooling section prior to galvanising, this section being supplied by Danieli Centro Combustion.

Cold Reversing Mill

The design capacity of the 2-stand 4-hi cold reversing mill is 600kt/y. To improve yield, the operators feed the initial coil into the mill with the roll bite closed, this requiring careful control of the entry speed of the strip. They say they have experienced few cobbles and no extra work-roll damage by adopting this procedure. Also, yield is improved by keeping tension on the strip during tail out from the pay-off reel, this reducing the length of out of tolerance strip at the tail. Yield loss has fallen from 2.5% to 1.5% using these procedures generating some €300k/y additional revenue. Transformation costs at €22/kg are far better than the €30 manufacture’s guarantee and are even below the €25 of the tandem mill.

Strip flatness has also exceeded the guaranteed value of 9-12 I units, achieving 6-7 I units, a value close to the 6-8 I-units achieved on the 4-high tandem mill.

Ramp up of the new mill was achieved within 25 weeks, an improvement on the 33 week period when the tandem mill was started. In short, the 2-stand reversing mill largely matches the performance of the tandem mill, the latter only exceeding it in terms of capacity (1Mt/y) and excellent surface quality.

The cold reversing mill is equipped with tension reels on the entry and exit sides of the mill so that once the strip passes through the roll bite on initial entry it enters the coiler from which it is later discharged on the reverse pass. Typically four passes are required depending on entry thickness (2.0 – 4.5mm) and required final gauge (0.25 – 1.5mm). The width range that can be rolled is 900 – 1550mm and the maximum coil weight 35t.

The mill has a maximum roll force of 2000t and is equipped with positive and negative work roll bending (600kN each) and a segmented shape meter on the exit side.

The mill is fitted with hydraulic Automatic Gauge Control (AGC) with a response time better than 22ms for a 50μ step or 10ms for a 10μ step. This is a 44% improvement on a 10μ step compared with the former design and a 4% improvement for a 50μ step. Response time is sufficient to compensate for any roll eccentricity on back-up or work rolls.

To avoid excess rolling emulsion being carried through the mill on reversing the strip a ‘window’ type design has been adopted for the stand with splash curtains and an air jet seals the exit gap to prevent nebulised emulsion reaching the strip.

Galvanising Lines

Hot dip galvanising line (HDGL) No 3 of capacity 350kt/y is a combination line incorporating a painting section after the galvanising pot. It can be used either to galvanise strip alone or to galvanise and pre-paint the strip. It can process strip in the thickness range 0.25-1.5mm in low C and HLSA grades with up to a yield strength of 1000N/mmq.

The continuous annealing section (CAL) has two control zones, the first gas fired with long-flame burners and the second using W type radiant tube electric elements.

At the galvanising pot, melting of the zinc and temperature retention is achieved by two 500kW air cooled inductors which have a melting capacity of 6t/h. Automatic zinc ingot charging is employed and a robotic skimmer removes dross. Generation 3 Kohler air knives control the thickness of the zinc coating on exiting the pot, differential coating weights can be applied on the top and bottom surfaces of the strip in the range 60 – 450g/mq.

On completion of galvanising, strip to be pre-painted passes through a Cr3+ passivation treatment which imparts a 1μm thick passivated layer, this is followed by a 1μm thick anti-fingerprint coating and a 1μm thick pre-treatment.

The painting section has a maximum capacity of 75t/h (the curing furnace limit) and incorporates an incinerator to burn off volatiles emanating from the paint (solvent removal burning – RTO). Heating in the vertical DFF curing furnace is by means of newly developed NIR (near ifra-red) electric radiant elements which operate in the wavelength range 0.8 – 1.3μm. This provides rapid curing by applying very high energy densities to the substrate. (NIR technology is a spin-off from the space programme where it was used to simulate the heat shock on re-entry of orbital gliders to the earth atmosphere). This accelerated method of curing has been approved by all major paint suppliers. In the in-line process, a primer thickness of 5-7μm is followed after drying by a top coat of 20-30μm and a finish back coat 5-7μm thick. Primer paints can be polyester, epoxy, polyurethane or acrylic and the top coat polyester, polyurethane, polyamide, PVC or fluorocarbon. The finish back coat can be polyester, epoxy, polyurethane or PVC.

Unlike the other lines which have separate galvanising and coating lines, HDGL 3 integrates the two processes. This was possible following the development of rapid NIR curing so that the speed of the paint coating section can match that of the galvanising section. A speed of 180m/min is achieved. By combining both galvanising and painting operations in a single line, handling of the product – with its potential for damage – is reduced as well as manpower requirements lowered and throughput can be increased. If necessary, the galvanising section can be used independent of the painting section via a by-pass section.


HDGL No 4
The annealing furnace of HDGL No 4 was revamped in November 2012 in order for it to be able to treat higher strength dual phase steels.

This 600kt/y line can process both cold rolled and hot rolled strip of thickness 0.6-2.5mm and 1.0 – 4.0mm respectively in widths of 900-1550mm. Maximum coil weight id 35t. Coating weights of 80 – 450g/m2 are possible at speeds up to 180m/min.

Finishing equipment
To supply customers with the dimensions and quantities demanded, Marcegaglia Ravenna has 11 slitting lines and seven cut-to-length lines. Product is strapped and packed for onwards delivery to customers.

On energy conservation, Marcegaglia Ravenna benefits from one of the Group’s own products, photovoltaic cells incorporated in roofing panels. Produced by the Building Division using steel from Ravenna, unlike domestic housing panels which rely on a framework of aluminium extrusions (and hence high initial energy in production) the integrated photovoltaic solution can be incorporated in flat or formed roofing panels. At Marcegaglia Ravenna, some 1MWh of power is generated in this way, a significant contribution to the site’s energy requirements.

Contact
Marcegaglia HQ
via Bresciani, 16, 46040 Gazoldo Ippoliti, |Mantova, Italy
Tel +39 0376 685 1
www.marcegaglia.com

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Press release
Milan, April 2013. Marcegaglia, worldwide steel processing leading group with a key presence in the building sector, and Maber, established brand name in the field of lifting systems in civil and industrial building sites since over 30 years, have signed a deal for the commercial distribution of a range of transport platforms for personnel and materials with load capacity up to 2000 kg.
The agreement, involving the distribution with combined trademarks Marcegaglia – manufactured by Maber on both the Italian and foreign markets, allows on the one hand to Marcegaglia to complete its range of products for the construction equipment branch (including scaffolding systems, temporary structures, shoring systems, provisional site fencing, building hoists) and on the other to Maber to position itself alongside a global partner in the sector for the distribution of its products.

Marcegaglia and Maber join forces www.khl.com
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The Carbon Steel Tube Division of the Marcegaglia has issued a new price list for welded carbon steel pipes from hot rolled black, pickled and galvanized strip which will become effective from May 2nd, 2013. The new list is already available on our website www.marcegaglia.com.

Taking into account the difficult market environment, the new tool is recovering the right differential between the cost of the raw material and the finished tube.
The new list has also the goal to improve transparency and clarity of the prices.
In fact, structural changes were implemented without the logic of the categories and with the integration in a single document with one discount for welded carbon steel pipes from hot rolled black, pickled and galvanized strip.


Marcegaglia new price list Steel First.pdf

Marcegaglia nuovi listini dei tubi a caldo Siderweb.pdf

Marcegaglia is a leading industrial group worldwide in the steel processing sector, with a yearly output of 5 million tons. The group has operations worldwide with 7,500 employees, 52 sales offices, 210 representations and 43 manufacturing plants covering 6 million square meters, where 5,500 kilometers of carbon and stainless steel products are manufactured every day, serving more than 15,000 customers.

Antonio Marcegaglia was appointed as Chairman of Marcegaglia in October 2013. He has served as President of major international steel associations and institutions, being regularly involved at summits.
In addition to being a board member of listed companies such as Lavazza and Gabetti Property Solutions, Marcegaglia also promoted the creation of the Marcegaglia Foundation, a non‐profit organization, with a focus on social solidarity in Italy and in the poorest areas of the world.


What is the core business of Marcegaglia and what are its major markets?
Antonio Marcegaglia: Our core business is the processing of steel. I’ll exclude from the core business those activities related to building products, metal products for household, the tourist-real estate business and other activities. Such activities account for about 8 percent of our turnover.

When I say we process steel, I mean that we are not primary iron and steel producers, as we don’t cast steel . We consider part of our core business our entire range of products, ranging from flat steel to tubes, stainless steel, cold-drawn bars etc.

We have a strategic positioning which is rather unique and peculiar and we actually deal with competitors, markets and logics that are similar but also different from one product line to another. 

Speaking about our industrial segments, the richness in product range is the supporting model of our group’s business. Our target sectors are mainly the construction, automotive, home appliance and furniture industries. Each of these accounts for 10 to 12-15 percent of the total. The other half of our industrial segments is divided into a series of fragmented industries, including mechanical engineering.

Prices of welded pipes are still weak in Italy. Italian buyers resist to any price growth and any attempts of Italian suppliers to raise their prices are fruitless. Which are the reasons that prevent a market recovery? What can help to strengthen positions of Italian welded pipe producers?
Antonio Marcegaglia: I want to start by saying that as a group, we are leaders in the European welded pipe market, with a production of about 1.3 million mt in Europe primarily articulated in the five Italian pipe plants, but also in the Polish plant (which is growing) and in the British plant (stable and fairly present in all Northern Europe). We also have a significant presence in Brazil and in China. This makes a total production of 1.5 million mt.

About 60 percent of Italian production is exported to Europe and neighboring markets, although our target market is Europe. I think the problem of overcapacity is a very topical issue due to a static market, or to better say, even retreating by 20-22 percent compared to peaks reached in 2007-2008. Due to projects launched in 2007-2008 we have increased our capacity in Europe. The problem of overcapacity is a structural issue and competition is very high both in the pipe market and in the entire steel supply chain. Suggesting a solution is pretty difficult. I believe that instead of coming from a recovery in demand, a much-wished balance between supply and demand should come through rationalization, which is achieved by two mechanisms: self-limitation of production—which is not always easy, although some operators have objectively contracted their output—and a market selection through consolidation or the compelled “sacrifice” of some operators. Italian steel producers have maintained their production’s stability, if not slightly increased. Reducing our capacity is not an easy task, but I believe that competition will remain high. Only some small producers in the field of precision tubing has actually reduced their capacity or even closed their activity. Overall, however, I would say that the effort for rationalization hasn’t been significant yet.

Speaking of pipes, are there trade barriers or unfair practices by third countries against European producers?
Antonio Marcegaglia: There are actually increasing imports from third countries, especially from Russia, Ukraine, Turkey—India is entering the market too. Despite being on the rise, I must say that they are mostly to Northern Europe, where prices are a little higher. There are some edge cases that could require anti-dumping duties, but the competition is greater among European producers than with third countries. Imports are certainly a phenomenon to monitor and control, but not a shocking factor for competition. As a producer, I cannot say that imports from third countries are to be ignored, because they are not. Up to now we have not proceeded with protectionist practices only because the competition is definitely high but is mainly among European producers.

How do you evaluate the operating and financial results achieved by the company in 2013?
Antonio Marcegaglia: We are still finalizing our balance, so excuse me if I am a little generic. In general terms, Marcegaglia’s turnover decreased slight by about 3 percent due to prices, because in terms of volumes we have maintained our production stability—to be honest, we have even increased it slightly (by 1 percent)—even in the face of a contracting market. Last year was satisfactory in terms of volumes, but we are not satisfied in terms of profitability.

It is known that it is necessary to restructure and reduce production capacity in the steel market. According to you, in Italy there have already been steps forward in this direction (through closures, mergers, acquisitions).
Antonio Marcegaglia: We at Marcegaglia invested significantly between the years 2008-2012, while in 2013 there were completions of such investments. On the whole, we have invested more than a billion euros. About 60 percent of such investments strengthened the capacity of our Italian activities—not only in flat steel and pipes, but also in stainless steel production. But we also invested abroad, especially in Poland, China and Brazil. Due to the crisis we have not been able yet to express the full potential that we have achieved with such additional investments.

In terms of volumes we made some small progress in 2010, 2011 and 2013. In 2010 we even came over the physiological decline that everybody suffered in 2009. As I said, we made some small progresses in terms of volumes, but haven’t had the chance to fully exploit our capacities, especially in the context of tubes in Italy. In Poland there has been an important change, because we have passed from 30,000 to 200,000 mt in three years, while in the stainless steel sector we went from 240,000-250,000 mt two years ago to more than 300,000 mt for various products including pipes and flats. This passage has been possible through diversification on several fronts, but we have not yet taken advantage of our new potential. We try to do it with the logic of enhancing the range and orientation toward products with high added value, and products which are more sophisticated, also in order to escape the international competition.

What are the main difficulties that the European steel industry is facing?
Antonio Marcegaglia: In addition to overcapacity, of which I have already spoken, I would add the problem of a static demand. Europe has also some structural factors of weakness in addition to a weak demand—that is a problem in other areas of the world—the first problem regarding raw materials. Europe has little availability of raw materials such as iron ore and coal (the latter is only somewhat available in Northern Europe). In general, the European steel industry is less integrated than other steel industries, attributed mostly to weakness on costs. Other crucial factors are the cost of labor and energy costs, which are obviously higher in Europe, while a third element of concern regards environmental costs. Speaking of this, I think European environmental policy is rather unrealistic if it is not accompanied by the same efforts from other countries in the world. We as Europe risk being the “champions of the environment”, but we risk counting less and less in the world. This remains a worrying factor in the medium term.
We as Europe account approximately for 10 percent of total emissions and this percentage is destined to decrease. The European industry is in danger of becoming less significant on an international level, while for a small percentage on emissions is acting like the most responsible for them. It is quite nonsense. European industry in general (not just the steel industry, but all heavy industries) is likely to be heavily penalized. I think that the European environmental policy is impractical and unrealistic. It risks accelerating deindustrialization that is already in progress.

In the last few years some countries such as Brazil and India have adopted protectionist measures. How do you consider this phenomenon?
Antonio Marcegaglia: It is odd that India, Brazil and somewhat even Russia have on one hand the most competitive primary resources (mineral) and inputs (energy), while on the other hand they have their own domestic prices resulting from such protection. It is a brand politics that is destined to slacken, because the world is moving toward increased free trade. As long as these markets have the advantage of a significant domestic market, they will have double benefits: low resources and high prices. Of course they will have to open more, because they are going to pay this policy both in terms of inflation and in terms of devaluation of their national currency.
Antonio MarcegagliaThe group latest investment in its stainless steel activities is fully concentrated on the Gazoldo degli Ippoliti plant (Italy’s group HQ):
more than 100 million euro for new processing capacities of stainless steel coils, sheets and flat bars.


Within an integrated strategy of expansion, Marcegaglia doubled the number of units dedicated to flat processing, in order to widen its stainless steel product offer with flats, as well as to increase its capacity of tube making. In the Gazoldo plant, 2 annealing and pickling lines and 2 cold-rolling and skinpassing lines are now capable of processing hot rolled steel (1D finish) from 2 to 6 mm thickness with a global yearly capacity of 500,000 tonnes, and cold rolled steel (2B finish) with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes.

These coil processing lines can also supply in-line edge slitting.

Downstream, Marcegaglia can count on integrated production of stainless sheets, flat bars and strips. The brand-new cut-to-length linein the Gazoldo degli Ippoliti plant can work both hot rolled and cold rolled materials with optional polishing (220-240-320 grit), scotch brite brushing, and the possibility of protection with paper or laser film on each sheet, plus an automated packaging systems for standard package from 1500 kg weight. Moreover, a dedicated production of stainless steel strips for specialty applications is now under devolopment.

All Marcegaglia flats production is carried out according to two main manufacturing standards: EN 10088-4 – for structural, building and construction applications with the CE marking – and EN 10028-7 – for all pressure purposes applications – certificated by by TÜV: AD 2000-W2 for pressure equipment and W10 for low temperature pressure equipment.

Discover the group’s full range of stainless steel products, including welded tubes,
at Stainless 2013 Brno (May 14-15) – stand 2B. 

Marcegaglia stainless network

The history of Marcegaglia’s stainless steel division spans over 28 years (53 has passed since Marcegaglia foundation); today stainless steel is processed within 8 manufacturing units worldwide, that can be considered as part of a unique network of know-how and competence, giving Marcegaglia a competitive edge on its reference markets.

This means that each plant – in Italy or abroad – can guarantee the same quality levels of products and service. In Italy, Marcegaglia stainless tube production is mainly located within the Forlì plant (Northern Italy), the world’s largest stainless steel tube manufacturing unit hosting 33 tube mills, operating according to certifications including ISO/TS 16949 for the automotive sector as well as DVGW for water and gas pipes and TÜV-PED / TÜV AD 2000 for pressure equipment. Besides this unit, a plant in Montechiarugolo (near Parma – Central/East Italy) has also recently been added also for stainless tubes and narrow strips for the construction and ornamental sector, while the well-established dedicated unit in Contino, near the Headquarters, specializes in stainless steel bright bars (30 thousand tonnes of production in 2012 expected).

In the Americas, Marcegaglia can count on a manufacturing unit in the USA and on a huge facility in Southern Brazil.

 

Marcegaglia USA, located in Munhall (Pennsylvania), is dedicated to the manufacturing of stainless steel, duplex and high nickel alloy pipe and tubing, including high-added value applications in food and beverage (such as the beer industry), desalination and tar sands, alongside with a wide range of applications such as decoration, process and automotive, plus a new range of galvanized tubular products.

The production plant of Marcegaglia do Brasil, inaugurated in October 2000 and located in Garuva, (southern state of Santa Catarina), has recently doubled its surface to increase the manufacturing capacity of carbon and stainless steel precision welded tubes. The plant also has a dedicated range of refrigeration tubes and components for the appliance industry and hosts a service center for coils sitting and cut-to-length. The range of products includes tubes for mechanical and automotive applications, process pipes for fluids, tubes for condensers and custom-engineered finished refrigeration components. This facility operates according to top quality standards, including CRCC Petrobras qualification for the petrochemical industry, and has recently obtained environmental certification ISO 14001.

Speaking of China, the Italian group has started its first manufacturing plant there dedicated to the production of stainless and carbon welded precision tubes. Marcegaglia China plant hosts state-of-the-art stainless steel tube mills for added-value applications (process, automotive, decoration), but also three other product lines: heavy wall, high tolerance ERW tubes for precision mechanical applications; cold-drawn (drawn over the mandrel) tubes for applications in automotive, hydraulic and mechanical sectors; refrigeration tubes for use in applications such as condensers and evaporators for heating and cooling systems and household appliances. In the sector of cold-drawn welded tubes, Marcegaglia is especially bringing its pioneering technology to the Chinese market, where seamless tubes are traditionally used.

Marcegaglia Russia, the manufacturing unit for stainless steel products in the city of Vladimir (some 180 km East of Moscow) aims to become the leader in Russia within the stainless steel transformation segment, focusing in the first step in welded tube production, then gradually establishing as a service center for flats. Production is organized through six tube welding lines (T.I.G., Laser and High Frequency) plus slitting and cutting facilities and finishing lines.

The stainless flat universe
The group latest investment in its stainless steel activities is fully concentrated on the Gazoldo degli Ippoliti plant (Italy’s group HQ): more than 100 million euro for new processing capacities of stainless steel coils, sheets and flat bars. Within an integrated strategy of expansion, Marcegaglia doubled the number of units dedicated to flat processing, in order to widen its stainless steel product offer with flats, as well as to sustain its capacity of tube making. In the Gazoldo plant, 2 annealing and pickling lines and 2 cold-rolling and skinpassing lines are now capable of processing hot rolled steel (1D finish) from 2 to 6 mm thickness with a global yearly capacity of 500,000 tonnes, and cold rolled steel (2B finish) with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes. These coil processing lines can also supply in-line edge slitting.

Downstream, Marcegaglia can count on integrated production of stainless sheets, flat bars and strips. The brand-new cut-to-length line in Gazoldo degli Ippoliti plant can work both hot rolled and cold rolled materials with optional polishing (220-240-320 grit), scotch brite brushing, and the possibility of protection with paper or laser film on each sheet, plus an automated packaging systems for standard package from 1500 kg weight. Moreover, a dedicated production of stainless steel strips for specialty applications is now under devolopment. All Marcegaglia flats production is carried out according to two main manufacturing standards: EN 10088-4 – for structural, building and construction applications with the CE marking – and EN 10028-7 – for all pressure purposes applications – certificated by by TÜV: AD 2000-W2 for pressure equipment and W10 for low temperature pressure equipment.

The result is a unique position for Marcegaglia on the European market as coil processor and re-roller, service centre and stockholder. Thanks to stainless steel coil processing, the group can be considered as an independent player that can both supply other service centres as well as big end users, besides tube and profiles manufacturers. Within the narrow strips market, thanks to dedicated lines, Marcegaglia can reach directly end-users in the automotive and white goods sectors as well as tubes and open profiles manufacturers. While the stainless sheets production allow the group to concentrate supply from stock to other distribution centres and stockholders. Key features that allow Marcegaglia to enter and to face the market with a new set of added values: unique variety of services, high flexibility, quick response and stock availability of standard sizes. Marcegaglia will exhibit at Stainless Brno 2013, stand 2B

 

Marcegaglia stainless steel division:
8 manufacturing plants worldwide
2 annealing/pickling lines
2 cold rolling mills
83 tube lines (19 HF, 52 Laser, 12 TIG)

Some applications:
• automotive
• food and dairy, drinkable water
• household appliances
• chemical and petrochemical
• pharmaceutical
• heat exchangers (e.g. feedwater heaters)
• building and construction
• furniture and decoration

Meeting new challenges in stainless steel
Marcegaglia, stainless steel, Marcegaglia do Brasil, Marcegaglia Russia, Marcegaglia China, steel tube manufacturing, Antonio Marcegaglia

Two brand new state-of-the-art slitting lines – from 0.3 to 6 mm thickness – and 2 cut-to-lenght facilities – from 0.4 up to 12.7 mm – have been added to Marcegaglia Kluczbork equipment. Today, the Polish processing facility thanks to the new lines, the 6 tubes millls and a the large warehouse area serves as the main logistics hub for the complete range of Marcegaglia flat and long products for the Central and Eastern European markets.

Inaugurated in October 2010 as part of Marcegaglia investment campaign 2009-2012 worldwide, Marcegaglia Poland spreads over 80,000 sqm of covered surface devoted to manufacturing and storage, within an overall area of 450,000 sqm served by railway tracks. Here Marcegaglia has  brought its unique know-how and competence that guarantee the same quality level of production all over  three continents; where the group has based its manufacturing units.
Marcgaglia Kluczbork hosts 6 tubing mills dedicated to welded precision tubes production (carbon grades only – diameter 12 mm/168,3 mm and thickness 0,8/8 mm) from hot rolled, cold rolled, pickled and galvanized steel. It also hosts a service centre for strips and sheets and serve as the main logistics hub for Marcegaglia products in Northern and Eastern Europe.
The manufacturing system in Kluczbork is efficiently equipped to deliver just in time tube products to the market.

The plant in Kluczbork has been added to another plant in Poland (Praszka) where Marcegaglia has located the production of insulating panels, condensers and heat exchangers and (opened in 2004).
The group latest investment in its stainless steel activities is fully concentrated on the Gazoldo degli Ippoliti plant (Italy’s group HQ): more than 100 million euro for new processing capacities of stainless steel coils, sheets and flat bars. Within an integrated strategy of expansion, Marcegaglia doubled the number of units dedicated to flat processing, in order to widen its stainless steel product offer with flats, as well as to increase its capacity of tube making.

In the Gazoldo plant, 2 annealing and pickling lines and 2 cold-rolling and skinpassing lines are now capable of processing hot rolled steel (1D finish) from 2 to 6 mm thickness with a global yearly capacity of 500,000 tonnes, and cold rolled steel (2B finish) with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes.

These coil processing lines can also supply in-line edge slitting. Downstream, Marcegaglia can count on integrated production of stainless sheets, flat bars and strips.

The brand-new cut-to-length line in Gazoldo degli Ippoliti plant
can work both hot rolled and cold rolled materials with optional polishing (220-240-320 grit), scotch brite brushing, and the possibility of protection with paper or laser film on each sheet, plus an automated packaging systems for standard package from 1500 kg weight. Moreover, a dedicated production of stainless steel strips for specialty applications is now under devolopment.

All Marcegaglia flats production is carried out according to two main manufacturing standards: EN 10088-4 – for structural, building and construction applications with the CE marking – and EN 10028-7 – for all pressure purposes applications – certificated by by TÜV: AD 2000-W2 for pressure equipment and W10 for low temperature pressure equipment.

The result is a unique position for Marcegaglia on the European market as coil processor and re-roller, service centre and stockholder.

Thanks to stainless steel coil processing, the group can be considered as an independent player that can both supply other service centres as well as big end users, besides tube and profiles manufacturers.

Within the narrow strips market, thanks to dedicated lines, Marcegaglia can reach directly end-users in the automotive and white goods sectors as well as tubes and open profiles manufacturers.

While the stainless sheets production allow the group to concentrate supply from stock to other distribution centres and stockholders. Key features that allow Marcegaglia to enter and to face the market with a new set of added values: unique variety of services, high flexibility, quick response and stock availability of standard sizes.
The history of Marcegaglia stainless steel division spreads over 28 years (53 has passed since Marcegaglia foundation); today stainless steel is processed
within 8 manufacturing units worldwide, that can be considered as part of a unique network of know-how and competence, giving Marcegaglia a competitive edge on its reference markets.

This means that each plant – in Italy or abroad – can guarantee the same quality levels of products and service. In Italy, Marcegaglia stainless tube production is mainly located within the Forlì plant (Northern Italy), the world’s largest stainless steel tube manufacturing unit hosting 33 tube mills, operating according to certifications including ISO/TS 16949 for the automotive sector as well as DVGW for water and gas pipes and TÜV-PED / TÜV AD 2000 for pressure equipment.

Besides this unit, a plant in Montechiarugolo (near Parma – Central/East Italy) has also recently been added also for stainless tubes and narrow strips for the construction and ornamental sector, while the well-established dedicated unit in Contino, near the Headquarters, specializes in stainless steel bright bars (30 thousand tonnes of production in 2012 expected).

In the Americas, Marcegaglia can count on a manufacturing unit in the USA and on a huge facility in Southern Brazil. “Although I’ve been a passionate supporter of consolidation for all the group’s Italian production sites, on the other hand my passion and curiosity for the world and its various cultures led me to open up to the global market, by exporting our methodology, know-how and business culture, and by learning from the local environments.
Nowadays, being an entrepreneur means growing your business by interpreting other cultures and business styles when trading and dealing with other “worlds”.
Only companies that can express their leadership on the basis of a global vision can produce and transmit culture, not only with their products but also with innovation, ideas and values”, comments the CEO Antonio Marcegaglia.

Marcegaglia USA, located in Munhall (Pennsylvania), is dedicated to the manufacturing of stainless steel, duplex and high nickel alloy pipe and tubing, including high-added value applications in food and beverage (such as the beer industry), desalination and tar sands, alongside with a wide range of applications such as decoration, process and automotive, plus a new range of galvanized tubular products.

The production plant of Marcegaglia do Brasil, inaugurated in October 2000 and located in Garuva, (southern state of Santa Catarina), has recently doubled
its surface to increase the manufacturing capacity of carbon and stainless steel precision welded tubes. The plant also has a dedicated range of refrigeration tubes
and components for the appliance industry and hosts a service center for coils sitting and cut-to-length.
The range of products includes tubes for mechanical
and automotive applications, process pipes for fluids, tubes for condensers and custom-engineered finished refrigeration components.
This facility operates according to top quality standards, including CRCC Petrobras qualification for the petrochemical industry, and has recently obtained environmental certification ISO 14001.

Speaking of China, the Italian group has started its first manufacturing plant there dedicated to the production of stainless and carbon welded precision tubes.
Marcegaglia China plant hosts state-of-the-art stainless steel tube mills for added-value applications (process, automotive, decoration), but also three other product lines:
heavy wall, high tolerance ERW tubes for precision mechanical applications; cold-drawn (drawn over the mandrel) tubes for applications in automotive,
hydraulic and mechanical sectors; refrigeration tubes for use in applications such as condensers and evaporators for heating and cooling systems and household appliances.
In the sector of cold-drawn welded tubes, Marcegaglia is especially bringing its pioneering technology to the Chinese market, where seamless tubes are traditionally used.

Marcegaglia Russia, the manufacturing unit for stainless steel products in the city of Vladimir (some 180 km East of Moscow) aims to become the leader in Russia
within the stainless steel transformation segment, focusing in the first step in welded tube production, then gradually establishing as a service center for flats.
Production is organized through six tube welding lines (T.I.G., Laser and High Frequency) plus slitting and cutting facilities and finishing lines.

The group latest investment in its stainless steel activities is fully concentrated on the Gazoldo degli Ippoliti plant (Italy’s group HQ): more than 100 million euro for new processing capacities of stainless steel coils, sheets and flat bars.

Antonio Marcegaglia has been awarded as
Stainless Steel Executive of the Year 2010.


Italy’s steel sector is at a particular disadvantage in terms
of growth potential and a return to profitability, delegates to the Eurometal International Steel Trade Day in Milan heard on Thursday April 4.

The picture painted of both the global and European steel industries at this year’s conference was generally pessimistic. But in the eyes of many delegates, Italy
has the largest number of factors working against it.

Antonio Marcegaglia, ceo of Italian steel producer Marcegaglia, outlined the key challenges in his presentation on perspectives for Italian steel producers, re-rollers
and processors. Reduced production After Germany, Italy
has the second-largest steel industry in Europe, accounting for about 16% of output within the European Union, according to data presented at the conference.

Eurometal Steel Net Forum - Marcegaglia Antonio Marcegaglia CEO at Eurometal Trade Day 2013
Conclusa con buona affluenza di pubblico internazionale la manifestazione Made in Steel 2013, gli interventi
del CEO Antonio Marcegaglia sono disponibili online:
• l’intervento nell’ambito dello Stainless Steel Market Outlook organizzato da Siderweb (5 aprile 2013) in italiano;
• la presentazione al terzo International Steel Trade Day organizzato da STSG – EUROMETAL (4 aprile 2013) in inglese.
The Carbon Steel Tube Division of the Marcegaglia has issued a new price list for welded carbon steel pipes from hot rolled black, pickled and galvanized strip which will become effective from May 2nd, 2013.
The new list is already available on our website www.marcegaglia.com.

Taking into account the difficult market environment,
the new tool is recovering the right differential between the cost of the raw material and
the finished tube
.

The new list has also the goal to improve transparency
and clarity of the prices. In fact, structural changes were implemented without the logic of the categories
and with the integration in a single document

with one discount for welded carbon steel pipes from hot rolled black, pickled and galvanized strip.
Ravenna and Casalmaggiore (Italy). Here the global manufacturer Marcegaglia has located two production centres in which it processes high-value quality steel products dedicated to applications including building
& construction, automotive and pressure equipment.
Both these units have been recently upgraded with new state-of-the-art mills to widen further the productive range.

We have visited the two plants.

It’s a snowy day in Casalmaggiore (Northern Italy) when we arrive at the local Marcegaglia plant, the first large-scale carbon tube manufacturing centre established by the group, a few minutes’ drive from its Headquarters, whose covered surface was recently doubled.
The very first feature of the plant is an integrated photovoltaic roofing (employing Marcegaglia PV panels) generating 2.1MW (corresponding to 2.000.000 kWh/year) electrical power to partially supply
the manufacturing process
.
The unit here is dedicated to the processing of carbon steel hot rolled strip for the production of certified welded tubes and hollow sections, round, square, rectangular and of special shapes.
We are here to visit the latest equipment additions.
First of all, the new slitting line that allows to process high-thickness coils (up to 16 mm) increasing
the whole manufacturing capacities up to 700,000 t/y (thanks to 5 lines). The new line is characterized
by the presence of a robot-controlled blade changing station with pre-loader and blade depositer that allow
to better manage the slitting program. Besides,
counting on the new slitter, 3 tube mills for new dimensional range capacities have been added for diameter up to 406,4 mm and thickness up to 16 mm.

Today the complete production range is manufactured within 11 lines reaching a manufacturing capacity of 700,000 t/y. Tube production has several certifications including CE marking and AD2000 for applications
such as structures, pressure purpose, naval construction, automotive industry.
The very latest addition is the ISO/TS 29001 quality system certification for the oil&gas sector.
In addition to several chemical and mechanical tests on materials, the mills are equipped with state-of-the-art technology of in-line controls during the manufacturing process.
A new heat treatment furnace has also been added
to the plant and today the capacity of normalization, annealing and stress relieving in Casalmaggiore has been incremented to 200,000 t/y. Logistics plays a key role for Marcegaglia on a global level.
According to this vision, Casalmaggiore plant was completed by an automated warehouse that spreads over 14 hall aisles and allows the automated storage and preparation of bundles to ship, avoiding the operator’s access to the loading bays.

Moving to Ravenna (on the Adriatic coast) we are immediately astonished by the great area occupied by a well-organized coils storage system where raw materials is stacked and registered before being processed.
Logistics plays a key role, here. Marcegaglia Ravenna
is the group’s main hub: besides the coil storage area, the plant can count on a huge facility for receiving, storing, moving and shipping metal materials including 700 metres of harbour docks, privately
owned and managed, finished with state-of-the-art concrete floor and coil cradles served by 5 cranes and an internal railway line. In Ravenna, the flagship equipment
is the new galva-painting line:
200 metres of installation for cold rolled low carbon
and HSLA steel processing with a manufacturing
capacity of 350,000 t/y and capable of rolling strip 900–1,550 mm wide and 0.25–1.50 mm thick.

The line carries out the complete paint coating process (pretreatment, primer & top finish) performing
galvanized painted zinc coating from 60 up to 450 g/sqm total. Hydraulic automatic gauge control eliminates
not only disturbances caused by the backup rolls,
but also those caused by work rolls. This new line
came in addition to the other 2 pickling lines,
3 cold-rolling mills, 50 annealing furnaces, 1 skinpass,
3 hot dip galvanizing lines and 1 pre-painting line.

Focusing back on the galva-painting line, the system configuration allows to bypass the painting section when needed, in a way that is quick efficient and cost-effective.
As well as flexibility which is, above all, the most important advantage coming from the installation of a combined line for galvanizing and pre-painting steel coils.
Obviously, space optimization (only 200 mt instead
of 360 mt required for 2 uncombined lines)
and investment cost containment complete the advantages panorama.

Focusing on technical requirements, the group chosen the NIR-system technology: a combination of: special Near InfraRed heat sources, extreme energy densities and special process and systems engineering allowing the fastest solution for the cure of finish coatings.

Marcegaglia Ravenna technical laboratory has researched and developed more than 25 standards of resin organic coating on both sides of the steel coils:
New solutions can be engineered based on new requirements.
Gazoldo degli Ippoliti – Marcegaglia reconfirms its partnership with Stainless exhibition, with a presence at the 2013 edition that will be held in Brno, May 14-15.

The Italian group will present its full range of austenitic and ferritic stainless steel products: welded tubes – Marcegaglia stands out today as the world’s top producer
with top-level certified manufacturing activities worldwide – as well as its coils and sheets range, 1D and 2B finish.

Thanks to the new production of stainless steel flats, Marcegaglia has completed its offer on the market becoming the partner of choice for manufacturers
who engineer solutions in the sectors of building and construction, food and beverage, automotive
and mechanical applications.

Meet us at stand 2B