Technology for Success

Columbus is equipped to produce consistently high quality stainless steel to the precise specifications of our customers. This requires a smooth, faultless operation: the best tools for the job, managed wherever possible by the best software available and monitored by highly qualified personnel. Our fully integrated, single site plant boasts the following:

Steelplant

100 ton Electric Arc Furnace (EAF).
Two 100 ton AOD converters.
Argon bubbling station.
Continuous Casting Machine (CCM).

Hot Rolling

Hot band coils

Three Slab grinding machines.
Reheat furnace.
Descaler.
Roughing mill.
Crop shear.
Steckel mill.
Laminar flow cooling section.
Down coiler.
Plate shear and stacker.

Cold Processing

Two coil build up lines.
Batch annealers for certain ferritic grades.
Two annealing and pickling lines (A&P).
Three 1 300mm Sendzimir reversing cold strip mills.
One 1 500mm Sendzimir reversing cold strip mill.
Vertical bright annealing line.
One coil grinding/polishing line.
Two skin pass mills.
One tension leveller.

Plate Section

stainless coils

Heavy plate cut up line.
Roller hearth anneal furnace.
Roller levellers.
Vertical spray pickling line.
Two shears.
Plate cut up line.
Plasma cutters.

Finishing Lines

Two cut-to-length facilities.
Combination coil and plate processing line.
Four slitting lines.
Two blanking lines
Coil storage, packing and despatch facilities.