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Ray Adams

Regional Sales Manager, States: MI, IL, IN

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Jim Anderson

Key Account & Regional Manager, SSAB Special Steels West

Mobile phone: +1 651 261 1887

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Gerry (Gary) Carr

Regional Sales Manager, SSAB Special Steels, States: SC, GA, FL

Mobile phone: +1 864-477-8585

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Tim Colebourn

Regional Sales Manager, SSAB Special Steels, Province: BC

Mobile phone: +1 604 219 2740

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William (Bill) Connors

Regional Sales Manager, SSAB Special Steels, States: WA, OR, ID

Mobile phone: +1 503 819 9903

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Wendy Crosier

Inside Sales Representative, SSAB Special Steels

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Steve Cunningham

Inside Sales Manager/ Key Accounts, SSAB Special Steels

Mobile phone: +1 412 417 8480

Direct phone: +1 412 203 1636

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Frank DiFolco

Inside Sales Representative, SSAB Special Steels

Direct phone: +1 412 203 1643

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Colleen Dotchin

Inside Sales Representative, SSAB Special Steels

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Craig Duncan

Regional Sales Manager, SSAB Special Steels, Provinces: ON, States: VT, ME, MA, CT, NH

Mobile phone: +1 416 527 0309

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Kathi Ebie

Regional Sales manager for Ohio and Michigan

Mobile phone: 330 502 3627

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Chris Gasper

General Manager, SSAB Special Steels Americas North East

Mobile phone: +1 251 408 7948

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Kevin Kale

Key Account Manager, East, SSAB Special Steels

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Howard King

Regional Sales Manager, SSAB Special Steels, States: NY, NJ, DE, MD, PA, WV

Mobile phone: +1 412 694 2695

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Marta McInally

General Manager, SSAB Special Steels Americas West, States: CA, NV, AZ, NM

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Markku Multamäki

General Manager, Americas North

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Robert Oliver

Regional Sales Manager, SSAB Special Steels, States: OK, TX

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Benjamin Schneider

Regional Sales Manager, SSAB Special Steels, States: CO, UT, MT, WY, NV

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Don Teasdale

Regional Sales Manager, SSAB Special Steels, States: AR, KS, MO

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Carl Wheeler

Regional Sales Manager, SSAB Special Steels, States: VA, KY, NC, TN

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Fred Yoerg

Regional Sales Manager, SSAB Special Steels, States: MN, WI, ND, Upper MI

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Ursus - they've got the look

"The new solution with Strenx 700 gave us a three times stronger, lighter bottom plate with great flatness."

Customer case

Since it started using Strenx High - Strength Steel for its straw trailer, Ursus, one of Poland's leading manufacturers of agricultural equipment, has both improved the quality of the product and cut its manufacturing costs.

Founded in Warsaw in 1893, Ursus represents more than 120 years of Polish agricultural development. The company produces and sells tractors and agricultural machinery, manufactured at its plants in Lublin, Dobre Miasto and Opalenica. One of the machines from the Opalenica plant is a specially designed trailer for straw bales, which is build using laser - welded Strenx 700.

The 9.6 meter - long straw trailer is a  two- or three-axle vehicle designed for transporting large bales of straw. As such, it needs to be robust, durable and reliable.

Krzysztof Kanduła, Managing Director, Ursus Opalenica, explains that, after receiving a compelling proposal from SSAB, a decision was taken to switch the material used for the bottom plate of the straw trailer to Strenx 700. The machine was also adapted and redesigned for this purpose.

„The bottom plates we'd used in the past had to be welded from two or four separate S235 steel sheets. The new solution with Strenx 700 gave us a three times stronger, lighter bottom plate with great flatness", says Kaduła.

SSAB suggested that Ursus should start using the Oborniki Steel Service Center, situated only 30 km from the Opalenica plant, to cut and bend the sheets. This change also enabled Ursus to successfully reduce delivery times and logistics costs.

Meanwhile, the switch to Strenx 700 has led to a 25 percent overall weight reduction for the machine, resulting in a significant increase in loading capacity and reduction in fuel consumption, as well as an overall quality improvement.

„Last but not least, the product looks great - thanks to the outstanding flatness of the Strenx sheet steel" adds Kaduła.

Brochard spreader

Brochard builds world record-breaking spreader with SSAB steel

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Lightweight, high-strength timber haulage solutions for rail transport

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Lightweight, high-strength timber haulage solutions for rail transport

Fassi cranes without compromise

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Strenx™ 700 MC Plus in Fassi crane
Bronto Skylift pushes the limit with SSAB's new Strenx

Bronto Skylift pushes the limit with SSAB's new Strenx

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Iconic Mack Trucks uses high-strength steel to pioneer developments in heavy-goods vehicles

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Mack Truck
Wielton truck

Innovation and high tech drive success for Polish trailer manufacturer

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Santander uses high-strength steel to develop lightweight, more efficient trailer

Shaping the tipper market

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Strenx 1300 in Effer cranes

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My Inner Strenx program for forestry and agricultural

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Strenx 1100 used in Zoomlion’s super all-terrain crane for wind power installation projects

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Betonstar - A concrete solution for light, durable and smart pumps

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A concrete solution for light, durable and smart pumps

When Turkish pump manufacturer Betonstar wanted to introduce new innovations in design and technology for its concrete pumps, it turned to SSAB. And in addition to Betonstar’s innovative mindset, they refused to compromise on raw materials or quality. That’s why they decided to use Hardox© and Strenx™ steels to produce lighter, more durable machines that they could show for the first time to an international market at the Bauma Trade Show.

Betonstar’s history with SSAB goes back a long way, to 1998. They were the first company in Turkey to use Hardox tubing in the manufacture of concrete pumps. This helps them differentiate themselves from other brands on the market that use SD52 and double-walled pipe.

The company has a 15% share of the Turkish concrete pump market, and uses Hardox and Strenx steels in its new generation of concrete pumps.

“We can manufacture concrete pumps that are both light and durable using SSAB’s products,” says Oğuz Diken, general manager of Betonstar. “As a result of the R&D work that we began in 2014, we have brought technical innovations and improved durability and weight savings to our pumps.”

In 2016, they began to implement these machine innovations in terms of both design and technology.

Innovative R&D pays off in a smart way

“In studies conducted in cooperation with TÜBİTAK, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, the malfunctions caused by sensors during a change of direction were completely resolved. As a result of the R&D work we conducted, our engineers completed our Smartstar application, which makes the concrete pumps smarter,” Diken says. This Smartstar application enables the machines themselves to identify and resolve any malfunctions in the pumps. It represents a significant step towards manufacturing “smart” concrete pumps.

 

Quality products and technical support

Betonstar prides itself on being highly selective when it comes to the raw materials it uses to manufacture its concrete pumps. Diken explains that they have requirements regarding origin and quality for the products they purchase and that they only procure construction steel pipe from SSAB.

A long-time customer, Betonstar has collaborated with SSAB since 1998 and has long experience of using primarily Strenx 700, Strenx 900 and Hardox Tube 500.

“SSAB is a brand that has proven itself around the world in the manufacture of high-strength steel. And the company has supported us in every area from day one. We know we can get any kind of assistance from SSAB anytime we want, starting with technical personnel support,” he concludes.

EcoUpgraded cases

Together with our customers, SSAB continually upgrades steel and equipment designs. SSAB EcoUpgraded saves CO2 both in steel production and during the full lifetime of the machine.

From the CO2 payback time and onwards, every extra hour brings additional savings.