ArcelorMittal Tube Plant in Czech Republic Increasing Capacity for Auto Industry
The equipment was installed in response to increasing demand for cut pipes accounting now for some 60–70% of the company’s division serving the automotive industry. The pipes will be applied as structural parts of seats.
The precision drawn and calibrated pipes are supplied by the company to major car seat manufacturers. “Our customers include Johnson Controls, USA, Thiel & Hoche, Germany, or Faurecia, France, all of which rank among the leading suppliers of components for the automotive industry,” said Stanislav Konkolski, chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Karviná. The tubes from Karviná are thus present in cars of world-wide known brands such as Ford, Volkswagen, Renault or BMW as structural parts of seats.
The modernization costs totaled at CZK 5.6 million. The annual production capacity of the new plant is about 4 million pieces of cut pipes. This will increase the total annual production capacity of the Karviná tube production plant’s automotive division to 17 million pieces. “Our company is able to meet demanding requirements of our major customers. This investment will enable us to satisfy the increasing demand for our products,” adds Stanislav Konkolski.
ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Karviná a.s. is a manufacturer of longitudinal-welded thin-gauge steel sections and open thin-gauge sections. Most of the products are applied in machine and building industries where their lightweight and capability to convey various fluids can be best used. The company produces also precision drawn and calibrated pipes for automotive industry. ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Karviná with its 386 employees is a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.
ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s. is the largest steelmaker in the Czech Republic and part of the world's largest steel and mining group ArcelorMittal. It has an annual production capacity of 3 million tonnes of steel. Besides the Czech market, the company sells its products to more than 40 countries around the world. ArcelorMittal Ostrava and its subsidiaries employ more than 7500 people. Average income of its employees amounted to 34,213 CZK in 2012. ArcelorMittal Ostrava produces iron and steel in compliance with all environmental legislation. It already conforms to the EU best available techniques (BAT) emission limits that will come into force in 2016. The sole shareholder is ArcelorMittal Holdings A.G.