From April 16 to 20, ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products, WireSolutions and ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products all gathered in Düsseldorf (Germany) to participate in the Wire & Tube trade fair 2018, the world's most important trade fair for the wire, cable and pipe industry.
Improving proximity with customers at the Tube fair
Throughout this thrilling week, the team of ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products (management, as well as plants and sales office representatives) has been meeting customers and prospects in the hall 3 at the Tube Fair.
This year, the teams of Condesa France joined them on the booth, following the buyout of the Lorraine Tubes mills. This integration of Lorraine Tubes (now ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products Lexy) will reinforce our proximity to our customers by a better geographical footprint and an extended and improved product offer.
The Tube fair is ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products’ major event every two years; a great opportunity to meet existing suppliers and customers in one place to maintain the relationship with them, attract a new clientele, improve our presence and proximity to serve customers better and have an overview of how the industry is evolving.
ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products organised an event on 18April, which has been much appreciated by our customers. During his speech, Jeyachandran Rajasekaran, CEO of ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products shared with our audience our vision and the future and closer relationship with our customers.
Leading on Innovation
Tubular Products Europe is a leading manufacturer and marketer of tubes for the automotive industry with a wide range of welded and cold drawn mechanical steel tubes and tubular shapes, fabricated parts and precision components. ArcelorMittal Fresnoy (France) is located close to the automotive center of Valencienne and has produced steel tubes for more than 70 years. “Today’s range includes precision steel tubes for automotive as well as industrial applications. Fresnoy is a center of excellence for Magnelis®, which ensure corrosion protection up to 10 times higher than conventional hot-dip galvanized tubes, as well as galvanized and aluminized tubes.”, comments Jeyachandran Rajasekaran, CEO of ArcelorMittal Tubular Products.
In addition to the automotive sector, ArcelorMittal Tubular Products offers a comprehensive and diversified range of tubular products that include cold and hot finished hollow sections, cold and hot finished pressure pipes as well as plain, galvanized or colour-coated pipes in a vast array of steel grades.
At the Tube Fair, ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products presented its latest innovations and developments. First, in automotive, with light weighting solutions, advanced and ultra-high strength steels and boron steels, then new coatings against corrosion, with the leader in this domain, Magnelis®, whose video was displayed on the stand, along withArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products’ new video.
Overall the Wire & Tube fair brought very positive feedback from visitors. They were able to learn about our new products and services and about the market situation. The mood this year was very positive as the market situation recovered, contributing to establish optimism and helping customers to make decisions.
About Wire & Tube
Taking place together every two years, the Wire & Tube fairs are events of worldwide importance covering drawing and other process machinery, wire and wire rod with more than 1,300 exhibitors from 76 countries and 38,000 expected visitors for the 2018 edition.
Wire covers drawing and other process machinery and gathers key players of the wire and wire rod business. Tube gathers key players of the pipe industry and is thus the most important showcase for all professionals manufacturing, processing and using pipes.