Rodange, sends out first shipment from in-house downstream facility

ArcelorMittal Rodange has sent out its first shipment of curved rails from its new rail transformation center. A product of the new in-house downstream facility, this marks the start of a win-win operation for ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products.

ArcelorMittal Rodange produces grooved, light rails and crane rails. In the past, many of these were processed by external sub-contractors. But now, with the creation of in-house downstream facilities, the service center will enable Rodange plant to act as a one-stop shop for customers, offering full solutions performance and reliability advantages.

The service center, located in the mill C hall (former rebar mill), will deal mainly with grooved rails, and to a lesser extent with light and crane rails. In addition, it will develop the access to the tram rail market and lead to further opportunities for downstream operations.

Integration of the downstream transformation of ArcelorMittal Rodange’s niche products makes a lot of sense. In the case of grooved rail preparation for tram lines, it is a must.
Chief executive officer (CEO) of ArcelorMittal Rodange

What services are on offer with the new service center of ArcelorMittal Rodange?

In the first phase, the service center will offer the following finishing services:

  • drilling (fish plating is done directly by the mill; the service center would provide tie bar drilling);
  • bending (only for grooved rails);
  • straightening;
  • cutting.

In a later phase, more services are planned.

What are the benefits for the customer of ArcelorMittal Rodange?

  • One single contact
  • ArcelorMittal warranty provided
  • package possibility
  • possibility to group standard rails with complex finished rails, ‘transformed rails’ versus ‘rolled’ rails
  • increased flexibility and reduced lead time which leads to better service

ArcelorMittal strategy of being a full-services and one-stop solution for our customers.

Since the beginning of operations in March, more than 1,000 tons of products with a special finishing were collected.

Additional operations remain possible through our network of specialized partners.

Please contact your ArcelorMittal commercial for more information: