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Company News, Products and Solutions Oct 21, 2014 8:00 AM

ThyssenKrupp Stahl-Service-Center invests in new blanking line

ThyssenKrupp Stahl-Service-Center, a company of the Materials Services business area, has added to its processing capabilities. A new blanking line, in operation at the Mannheim steel service center since August, offers customers from a variety of sectors new possibilities for producing very small blanks.

It can cut 0.4 to 3 millimeter thick slit strip into lengths from 200 to 2,500 millimeters and widths from 80 to 650 millimeters.The investment in the blanking line expands our capabilities and means we can offer our customers a new process step. We are convinced that the additional service to produce small custom blanks will be of great value, particularly to our customers in the automotive supply industry,” said Marcus Wöhl, CEO of ThyssenKrupp Stahl-Service-Center.

Customers profit from custom blanks with very close tolerances, optimum edge quality and precise squareness. In addition there are time and setup advantages through single-source combined slitting and cutting to length. To meet individual needs, various packaging options exist for the parts made on the new blanking line, from automatic multiple stacking on pallets to packaging in returnable containers.

Some 900 employees at the ThyssenKrupp Stahl-Service-Center Group process around 1.5 million t of flat steel into slit strip and blanks annually. The company has a European-wide Service Center network with ten branches in five countries. It provides its customers in the automotive, construction, electrical and furniture industries with high-grade flat steel products and tailored services for every aspect of materials processing. Thanks to ongoing capital expenditures, all the locations have extensive, ultramodern processing capacities. The headquarters are at Krefeld.