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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.

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Successful Factory Acceptance Test for GEORG precisioncut hybrid cut to length line

The MCB project team visited GEORG to inspect the assembled and pre-tested aggregates for the new DE005 for MCBs plant in Valkenswaard.

After the delivery that is to be finished in January, the construction site will start at MCB.

We will give you further insight into the delivery and installation of the machine here on LinkedIn over the next weeks, so keep your eyes open.

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Technology

Elval launches order for a new GEORG High Speed Edge Trimming Line

In order to double the annual production capacities, Elval, one of the world leading producers of flat rolled aluminum is investing again in GEORG equipment.

In the last few years the Greek aluminum specialist bought a drum shear, a slitting line and two roll grinding machines from the German machine supplier and process optimizer. Now, the company placed a new order for a high-speed Edge Trimming Line made by GEORG. On this line Elval can produce aluminium strips from 0.15 – 0.70 mm. The speed is max. 1650 m/min. With approx. 400.000 tons/year the new line supports Elval on the way to double the annual production output.

We are pleased about the renewed trust and the expansion of the existing partnership.

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Technology

GEORG delivers roll grinding machine to long-term customer and partner Erdemir

Due to the modernization of the hot strip mill, GEORG customer and partner Erdemir needed a new roll grinding machine to process the rolls.

The GEORG Ultragrind 25 wasn't just chosen because of the most modern control system available on the market, GEORG smartcontrol. By optimizing the system together with specialists from Erdemir, the machining times of HSS rolls was halved in contrast to already available systems.

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Second GEORG Roll Grinding Machine for Elval successfully pre-accepted

The Greek company ElvalHalcor, one of the world's leading manufacturers of flat rolled aluminum, has recently successfully pre-accepted the second GEORG roll grinding machine.

GEORG was already allowed to deliver a roll grinding machine and a slitting line to Elval in 2019 and 2020. The new grinding machine of type GEORG ultragrind 10 was delivered in a very short time, it is equipped with the in-house GEORG smartcontrol, one of the world's leading control systems.

We are pleased about the good partnership and are excitedly looking toward the future!

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Thomas Weber

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