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