Product samples and small lots of high-strength tubes now available to customers from Toijala mill
February 09, 2016 10:40 CET 6 min read
Last fall, SSAB’s Toijala mill opened a warehouse for test samples and small lots of tubes in an industrial hall rented near the mill.
"Customized special hollow sections made in Toijala are also stored in the warehouse," explained Hannu Koukkari from Toijala mill.
The new warehouse supplies high-strength Strenx hollow sections and high-strength Docol precision tubes that can be cut to the length required by the customer. The new warehouse in Toijala also stocks tubular products from SSAB’s other Finnish tube mills in Pulkkila, Hämeenlinna and Lappohja.
“We wanted to provide customers with a new service in the form of stocks of test samples and small lots of tubes. When customers design and plan their products they can now order small test samples for different prototypes or product testing,” said Hannu Koukkari, head of CFS and Toijala mill.
The new warehouse also enables us to serve new customers requiring short delivery times and small quantities.
Making prototypes of Docol precision tubes for vehicle seats is under way at customers
“One of SSAB’s sales representatives in Sweden contacted us about a sample lot of tubes for a potential customer and we supplied the sample lot from Toijala in a week,” said product manager Esko Hakamäki.
We have supplied sample lots of high-strength Docol precision tubes for vehicle seats to potential customers in Italy and Sweden. Inclusion in a customer’s project in the prototype stage considerably improves our chances of clinching a deal and commits the customer to using our products in their own end products.
Strenx tubes for machinery and equipment
SSAB enables the use of high-strength tubes in the prototype stage of a product. The warehouse with stocks of test samples and small lots of tubes in Toijala has also already supplied Strenx tubes for prototypes of agricultural machinery.
“Major competing tube manufacturers neither make nor have stocks of high-strength tubes to this extent. The customer benefits from us being able to supply small quantities promptly,” stated product manager Juha Ikkala.
Services provided by the stocks of test samples and small lots of tubes in Toijala:
- Cutting samples to the length required by the customer
Docol tube: Esko Hakamäki firstname.lastname @ ssab.com
Strenx tube: Juha Ikkala firstname.lastname @ ssab.com