SMS group’s upgrade enables Zenith to enter the automotive and special steels markets
Zenith Steel Group Co. Ltd., one of the largest steel producers in China, has awarded SMS group the order to upgrade the existing wire rod mill at its Changzhou works in China to a combined wire rod mill. With this modernization, Zenith aims to widen its portfolio to include round bars and maximize the rolling speed for smaller-diameter products.
Currently, the wire rod mill produces 780,000 tons per year of wire rod from 11.5 up to 26.5 millimeters in diameter in commercial steel grades. As part of the modernization various equipment along the mill will be replaced and new equipment installed.
This latest modernization project further underpins SMS group’s expertise in plant upgrades and its position as a leading supplier of rolling mills for quality steel products in all size ranges.