ANDRITZ METALS to modernize furnace plant at the world's largest production site for packaging steel

Graz, (PresseBox) - International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Rasselstein GmbH, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, to renovate the automation and drive technology of continuous annealing furnace #3 in Andernach, Germany. The scope of supply comprises modernization and complete new drive technology, including basic automation and visualizing for the entire plant, which is to go into operation in November 2012 after the one-month rebuild.

Rasselstein is the only producer of tinplate in Germany. In Andernach, the world's largest production site for packaging steel, tin-coated and special chromium-coated blackplate is manufactured for many different packaging solutions, e.g. food cans.

Andritz AG

The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approximately 16,100 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites, service, and sales companies all around the world.


ANDRITZ METALS is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the production and further processing of cold-rolled carbon steel, stainless steel, and non-ferrous metal strip. These lines consist of equipment for cold rolling, heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and for pickling acid regeneration. The business area also supplies turnkey industrial furnace systems for thermal processes, such as heat treatment of slabs and forged pieces, as well as refining furnaces for the copper industry.

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