Inauguration of BILSTEIN COLD ROLLED STEEL
The 21st September 2017 was a very special day for the BILSTEIN GROUP, because the opening of the new plant BILSTEIN COLD ROLLED STEEL in Bowling Green was celebrated. As representatives of the Georg company Mark Georg, Antonio Garcia, Dr. Carsten Preis and Axel Sturm joined the ceremony.
From this location BILSTEIN GROUP will supply the North American market with high-quality cold rolled steel.
Ground breaking of this new BILSTEIN GROUP facility took place at the end of 2015. Meanwhile the plant consisting of cold-rolling mill, batch annealing line and finishing area has been completed, the latter including a slitting line and coil packaging line of the Georg company in Kreuztal.
The celebration started with the welcome of the guests at 11:30 a.m. After the on-site visit to the plant and a common lunch the ceremony started.
Besides the management of BILSTEIN GROUP, the staff involved in this project and suppliers and partners of BILSTEIN COLD ROLLED STEEL, the governor of Kentucky, Mr. Matt Bevin, was among the guests.
The ceremony ended with the cutting of the ribbon as a symbol for the inauguration of the plant.
The order for the slitting line and coil packaging line was already placed with Georg in April 2016. This slitting line has been manufactured for processing hard-rolled steel coils with a maximum yield limit of 1,200 N/mm2 and a weight of 32 t. Furthermore the line has been designed for 1,370 mm width and a maximum thickness of 5.0 mm with the possibility of processing up to 30 cuts. The maximum line speed is 400 m/min.
The processed steel material is mainly used in the automotive supply industry.
Strengthening the long & trustful Partnership with Decomecc
We are very proud of our long and trustful partnership with Decomecc and look forward to strengthening it with this new project!
"The GEORG ultrablock was very beneficial to us", says Herbert Geier from AMAG
One of our first roll grinding machines with our new GEORG ultrablock machine bed design, the GEORG ultragrind SG 2 has now been commissioned at AMAG in Ranshofen (Austria).
Herbert Geier, Project Manager at AMAG: "The GEORG ultrablock concept was very beneficial to us, as the cost of the foundation is significantly lower than for other machines. Since no modifications whatsoever were required to the standard machine, we also benefited from the short delivery time".
Delivery of the first five machines with the GEORG smartcontrol
We are now pleased to be able to deliver the GEORG smartcontrol to a customer for the first time.
The control is based on the #SINUMERIK_ONE, and as a digital native control, is ideally equipped for the future.
With the #digitaltwin of our machine, we were able to carry out some tests beforehand. This helps us to shorten the commissioning time.
Our confidence in the new technology is so high that we will deliver not just one but five machines.