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31. August 2015

One-Stop Special Steel Shopping

The entire range of special steel now from a single source

The SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group is bundling sales activities of the group mills Steeltec, Ugitech and Ardenacier in France, thereby expanding the range of their customer service offerings: effective immediately, the Group's entire product range is available to special steel users through SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH France. At all six sales & service locations SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH France now provides special steel for customer-specific applications, offers technical support and works with customers to design the supply chains they need. SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH will showcase which special steel is best to meet the given customer requirements and how customers can optimize their overall operating costs at Midest Paris in hall 6, stand N107.

To strengthen local customer service in France and enable short delivery times, the SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group has consolidated their sales activities in France. Customers now have one contact that provides access to the full range of high-end special steel long products produced by the Group, including tool steel, stainless, acid-resistant and heat-resistant steel, bright steel as well as engineering steel. The special steel long products are produced in the steel mills and processing facilities of Ardenacier (F), Deutsche Edelstahlwerke (D), Finkl Steel (CA, US), Steeltec (CH, D, DK, SWE; TR), Swiss Steel (CH) and their subsidiary Ardenacier (F), and Ugitech (D, F, IT). With the reorganization of its sales activities, SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH France now has four warehouses facilities and six sales offices, located at Grigny, Charleville Mézières, Cluses, Chambly, Pechbonnieu, and Rouen. This presence allows the company to meet the rising demand for competent consulting, the highest steel quality and short delivery time - even just-in-time as needed.

At Midest Paris SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH France is also presenting the entire special steel product and service range of the international SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group. Particular attention is placed on the improved grades for high machinability: ETG® bright steel from Steeltec and UGIMA® stainless steel from Ugitech are the answer to the increasing demand for the highest productivity and an optimum cost benefit ratio in steel processing. After all, improved steel machinability is the lever for lower parts costs and high component quality. Buyers in the automotive and aerospace industries, in mechanical engineering and the energy industry demand parts in the most accurate dimensional tolerances that are long-lasting and comparatively reasonably priced. The Group's other special products are the specialty steel long products from Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, such as Thermodur® 2342 of the hot-working tool steel portfolio “Thermodur®”. Used in the manufacture of mandrel bars for the oil and gas industry, this steel comes as bar material in lengths of 10 to 14 meters. Thanks to state-of-the-art technologies and many years of expertise in steel manufacture, they are of the highest straightness - the prerequisites for safe and reliable use in the production of seamless tubes. These tubes are used for the low-loss transfer of liquids and gases in oil and gas exploration and extraction.

Info box:
Sales & Service Contact SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH France
Phone: +33 4 50 98 41 88
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Photo 1:  Mandrel bars, Source: Deutsche Edelstahlwerke
Photo 2:  Long steel, Source: SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH

Today, the SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group is one of the world’s leading providers of customised solutions in the specialty steel long products business. A global name in tool steel and stainless long steel, the Group is one of two largest companies in Europe for alloy and high-alloy engineering steel. With around 9.000 employees at its own production and distribution companies in 35 countries across five continents, the Company supports and supplies customers wherever they operate. Besides the comprehensive Production and Sales & Services portfolio, customers benefit from the Company’s technological expertise, consistent high quality worldwide and in-depth knowledge of local markets.

Corporate Contact
Stefanie Steiner • SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group
Phone: +41 (0)41 209-5042 • Fax: +41 (0)41 209-5043
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Public relations for logistics, steel, industrial commodities and IT
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