On 13th October 2022 the line FBA10 was inaugurated in the presence of the Prime Minister of the State North Rhine-Westphalia Hendrik Wüst.
The line will produce around 600,000 metric tons of hot-dip galvanized steel per year. A wide range of grades will be produced in almost all strength classes for automotive exposed sheets and structural components, as well as selected industrial products.
Bernhard Osburg, Chairman of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Steel: "With the new state-of-the-art hot-dip galvanizing line, we are serving the continuing trend among our customers toward hot-dip galvanized steels, especially in the automotive industry, but also in the home appliance industry. The FBA 10 line will enable us to differentiate ourselves even more decisively from the competition through the quality of our products. With the completion of this major investment, we have implemented another key project in our strategy for the future. We are thus strengthening the Dortmund location – at which over 1,300 people are already employed – and creating over 100 new, qualified jobs. It is also a signal of reliability and continuity in troubled times." DUMA-BANZINK is proud to be part of this new high-tech steel project from thyssenkrupp Steel in Dortmund, Germany. The line is equipped with three of our state-of-the-art package units:
- Integrated Solution Air-Knives-System
- Electrostatic Oiling Machine
- Automatic Ingot Charger