London, September 05, 2023
Primetals Technologies expands its portfolio with leading torch-cutting solutions
- State-of-the-art torch-cutting machines for continuous casting
- Encompass cutting to length, slitting, and sample cutting machines
- Basis for further development of sustainability-oriented scrap-cutting technologies
In August 2023, Primetals Technologies acquired the cutting technology assets from Spanish company TCT Torch-Cutting Technologies and signed key personnel to a long-term service contract in order to expand its competences with inhouse torch-cutting expertise. TCT was founded in 2009 and offers a wide spectrum of innovative solutions for all kinds of cutting applications in steel plants, rolling mills, forging shops, foundries, and scrap yards.
Acquiring the technology assets and having torch-cutting experts inhouse will allow Primetals Technologies to expand its competences, which will be particularly useful for new, demanding projects. This step completes the strong and steady relationship between Primetals Technologies and TCT for leading cutting technology solutions.
The acquirement of the TCT assets allows Primetals Technologies to fully integrate torch-cutting technologies into not only the continuous casting segment but also into the wider range of automation solutions for casting and a comprehensive scope of metallurgical services. Steel producers in need of spare parts and maintenance-related expertise will benefit from Primetals Technologies’ worldwide network of service centers.
Developing new technologies
“This integration is an additional means of boosting the development of new solutions while maintaining our high quality standards,” says Harald Trost, General Sales Manager of TCT. Resources for the further development of scrap-cutting technologies are freed up as the project execution of TCT is integrated into Primetals Technologies. The transition to green steel production results in the increased use of electric steelmaking plants in which steel scrap is melted. Therefore, the need for effective and innovative systems for scrap management, including new solutions for more environmentally friendly scrap-cutting plants, is increasing.
“With the acquisition of TCT’s cutting technologies and the support from key TCT personnel through a long-term service contract, we have established a solid basis for mutually maintaining and developing Primetals Technologies’ reliable and high-performing cutting technologies within various fields,” says Thomas Brunner, Senior Vice President and Commercial Head of Casting & ESP at Primetals Technologies. “Furthermore, TCT and Primetals Technologies are the perfect partners as we share the same purpose, and we love what we do – it is our passion.”
From left to right: Holger Schmidt, Thomas Brunner, Michael Stiftinger, all with Primetals Technologies, Robert Fries, Harald Trost (TCT), and Andreas Weinhengst (Primetals Technologies).
Primetals Technologies, Limited, headquartered in London, United Kingdom, is a pioneer and world leader in the fields of engineering, plant building, and the provision of lifecycle services for the metals industry. The company offers a complete technology, product, and services portfolio that includes integrated electrics and automation, digitalization, and environmental solutions. This covers every step of the iron and steel production chain—from the raw materials to the finished product—and includes the latest rolling solutions for the nonferrous metals sector. Primetals Technologies is a Group Company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, with around 7,000 employees worldwide. To learn more about Primetals Technologies, visit the company website www.primetals.com.