India’s largest steel producer, Tata has awarded CMI a contract for three state of the art processing lines: 2 Continuous Galvanizing Lines & 1 Continuous Annealing Line. The three new lines are to provide the client with the very latest technology, allowing Tata Steel to produce skin panels for car outer bodies, and helping the client retain leadership among domestic suppliers to high-quality segments like the auto and white goods sectors. As such, all three lines are central parts of the phase two expansion of the client’s steel plant, and are to increase the annual galvanized steel production by 1 million tons.
“Kalinganagar was conceptualized to be the most advanced steel plant anywhere in the world and we are trying to make the most of the facilities,” said TV Narendran, CEO & Managing Director of Tata Steel, during the official signing ceremony on November 01st, 2018.
Jean-Luc Maurange, CEO & Managing Director of CMI states, “We are honored to be part of the expansion plans of a long-lasting business partner like Tata Steel, and we are very proud to be able to assist our client in their reach for the highest steel quality and the related leadership in high-end segments like the automotive and white goods industries.”
The order covers the engineering, procurement and supply, as well as the supervision of the erection. It is the 3rd contract that Tata Steel entrusts to CMI Industry METALS in the past 6 years. After the recent modernization of SEGAL, Tata’s high-end automotive line in Belgium, this is the second order that Tata places with CMI in the framework of its automotive steel production.