Valin ArcelorMittal Orders Digital Annealing Furnaces
Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Co. Ltd. (VAMA) ordered a continuous automotive hot-dip galvanizing line and a continuous annealing and aluminizing line for its new greenfield cold-rolling mill complex in Loudi, Hunan province (China). Both of the lines will be equipped with Fives Stein’s vertical digital annealing furnaces and are scheduled to start up by mid-2014. Fives Stein is engineering and supplying the complete furnace and related automation systems. A wide range of steel qualities can be processed in the two lines, including the latest advanced high-strength steels (AHSS), to respond to the needs of the automotive industry. VAMA is a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and China’s top-ranked steelmaker, Valin Group.