More than 150 customers from all over the world, mainly steel fabricators, were invited on October 18 to discover the world’s largest roller straightener ever built for sections, the brand-new cold-saw and more upgraded equipment installed at the revamped finishing line of the Differdange mill.

Augustine Kochuparampil

CEO Long products Europe

Differdange mill is one of the ‘jewel’ assets of Long Products Europe and it supplies world-class jumbo beams across the world.  My team and I are very happy to welcome you to commemorate the installation of the world’s largest roller straightener for sections in the Differdange mill- a moment of great pride for all of us. We are confident that with this investment, the Differdange Mill will continue to serve your needs and provide the best product and service.

The finishing area is an important part of the quality chain for high added value products featured in landmark buildings all around the world – from the One World Trade Center in NYC to the Shanghai Financial Center. After going through the Electric arc furnace, the continuous casting and the rolling mill, the beams are there reinforced through the QST (Quenching and Self-Tempering) process and then straightened, cut into customer length, marked, and shipped.

Stefan Deheyder

CMO Sections & Merchant Bars

Our new finishing line was the best opportunity to invite our most loyal customers all over the world in Luxembourg.

Important delegations especially from Mexico, Spain, Northern countries and East are strongly convinced our performing Differdange mill will support their construction projects.

Colleagues from Differdange guided the customers through the plant and present the full scope of the investments made and their main benefits:

  • Consistency of straightness and geometrical tolerances 
  • Faster shipment 
  • Improved delivery reliability 
  • Improved “look and feel” of the sections
  • Ultimate reference for Architects and Structural Engineers across the globe for heavy sections

Carlo Koepp, CEO ArcelorMittal Differdange

Differdange roller straightener

All customers finally gathered with the production and commercial teams at the Mudam (Luxembourg Modern Art Museum designed by Ieoh Ming Pei) in Luxembourg-city to enjoy a guided tour and convivial moments together.

“Differdange Sections are ultimate reference for Architects and Structural Engineers across the globe” concluded Tapas Rajderkar, CEO Sections & Merchant Bars