‘Georgeous’ slit coil from ThyssenKrupp

Vetchberry, the coil processing division of ThyssenKrupp Materials (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Business Area Materials Services, has reached an important landmark.

A new flagship 1850mm wide coil slitting line is commencing production at the Birmingham (UK) Service Centre, following successful trials by manufacturer Heinrich Georg GmbH in conjunction with ThyssenKrupp Materials’ production and quality teams headed by Adrian Palmer, Operations Manager. “We’ve worked so hard to get here. The need to accurately feed coil fed production has never been more apparent.“

The line, which can handle coils of up to 28 tonnes, has a capacity to process stainless steel from 0.3 mm to 4.0 mm thick and aluminium up to 5 mm thick, setting new standards in edge and strand quality together with significantly longer production runs yielding larger finished coils.

Billy Kingsbury, Divisional Director at Vetchberry: “We’ve got great products to offer and it’s our job now to make sure our customers understand how they can add real value to their business. The investment programme continues, and 2016 we will see further developments within the business, securing Vetchberry’s position as the UK’s premier service centre for stainless steel and aluminium.”

About ThyssenKrupp

ThyssenKrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Over 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2013/2014 ThyssenKrupp generated sales of around Euro41 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical and Plant Engineering, and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.

ThyssenKrupp Materials (UK) Ltd is a subsidiary of the Business Area Materials Services. ThyssenKrupp Materials (UK) Ltd is firmly established as a leading supplier of aluminium, stainless steel, mild steel and plastics, working around the clock at numerous locations throughout the UK.

For more information, contact Vetchberry Steels on 0121 322 2345 or visit www.vetchberrysteels.co.uk

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