SIJ Group receives 8 awards at 20th national awards

On Innovation Day, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia presented its 20th national awards to the most innovative companies as well as innovators in companies and public research institutions. SIJ Group was presented with eight awards at the regional and national level, the most prestigious being the Silver National Innovation Award for Development of a Wear Resistant Steel SIDUR 400 with Low Content of Alloying Elements. This ranks SIJ Acroni, the largest company in SIJ Group, among the top producers of special wear-resistant sheet metal.

In addition to the aforementioned national silver award (which is also the regional gold award), SIJ Acroni was also awarded the regional silver award for their innovation Technological Development of Stainless Steel Steelmaking Processes for Green Breakthrough, which saw a team of innovators develop a process for adding their own heavy feedback to the Argon Oxygen Decarburization (AOD) converter, which had a positive impact on reducing the carbon footprint and on productivity in the aggregate.

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