Outokumpu holds technical symposium in Mexico

Outokumpu hosted a stainless steel technical symposium for white goods industry professionals and customers from United States and Mexico at its cold rolling plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico in January. The symposium focused on the benefits of ferritic stainless steel and its corrosion resistance, and Outokumpu Mexinox’s 430 Rolled On® finish.

Says Outokumpu CEO Mika Seitovirta: “Our Outokumpu plant, Mexinox, in San Luis Potosí is an integral part of our operations in the NAFTA region. Mexinox has a well-established, reputable presence in the market and deep expertise in cold-rolled ferritic stainless steel. It is known throughout the Americas for its technical expertise and tailored solutions as was demonstrated in presentations and tour of the Mexinox plant.”

Photo courtesy of Outokumpu Oyj

Mexinox has an annual production capacity of 250,000t and it focuses on the appliance, sinks and restaurant equipment industries. Ferritic stainless steel grades are widely used across these industries due to its hygienic properties as well as its overall low lifecycle cost.

Says José Ramón Salas, Head of Mexinox site: “We offer strong technical and sales support to our customers both in United States and in Mexico. The event allowed us to inform existing and new customers about benefits of the ferritic stainless steel. In addition to our quality products, Outokumpu offers a vast knowledge of stainless steel and a wide variety of services for our customers.”

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