Austria’s buntmetall amstetten placed an order with Germany’s SMS group for the supply of a 50-MN extrusion press for nonferrous metals and an inductive billet heater to be installed upstream of the press. The new press and its ability to handle higher input weights will provide buntmetall amstetten the possibility to boost the productivity of its operations and further expand its range of specialty products. The billet heater will consist of four vertical induction furnaces. Heating the billets in vertical induction furnaces can bring difficult-to-heat alloys to the required pressing temperature within a narrow tolerance range. Commissioning of the equipment is scheduled for spring 2017.