Siemens commissions PLTCM for VAMA, a producer of steel for automobiles


The capacity of the plant is 1.5 million metric tons of cold strip per annum
The plant also produces high-strength grades of steel

The coupled pickling line-tandem cold mill (PLTCM) supplied by Siemens Metals Technologies was commissioned for Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Steel Co., Ltd. (VAMA) at the end of May. The line is part of a new cold rolling complex in Loudi, in the Chinese Province of Hunan. The first extension stage will produce 1.5 million metric tons of cold strip per annum, including high-strength steel grades for applications in the automotive industry. The cold rolling mill has been designed with the capability to be expanded at a later stage of time to reach an annual production of two million metric tons.