SMS group received an order from Varron Auto Kast Ltd. (VAKL) of Pune, India, for two extrusion lines. SMS group will supply one 18-MN and one 10-MN short-stroke, front-loading extrusion press, reheating furnaces, one aging oven and one die oven. The 18-MN press will process 7-inch billets of between 300 and 1,000 mm (11.8-39.4 inches) long, and the 10-MN press will process 5-inch billets of between 300 and 600 mm (11.8-23.6 inches) long. The presses will have a combined annual capacity of more than 20,000 tons of aluminum profiles. Commissioning of the two lines is scheduled to take place in the third quarter.
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