SMS Demag AG will concentrate its automation and systems engineering central department in Dusseldorf and Hilchenbach, Germany. The combined potential of the Dusseldorf and Duisburg locations will be fully utilized in the Tangram Haus, which is closely located to the main Dusseldorf office. The joining of the two locations is part of the package of measures to be introduced within the scope of the restructuring of the company. From January 2002, the department will operate as a center of competence within SMS Demag AG with direct responsibility for its results. The new structure will enable the department to more effectively deal with the growing requirements of its customers with regard to service and modernization of electrical equipment and automation systems in metallurgical plants and rolling mills.