Specialty steel key to Mexican industry: AIST
Mar 18, 2013 | 01:59 PM
| Rodrigo Alonso
MEXICO CITY Mexican steelmakers must produce more specialty and value-added steel products, especially for the automotive sector, to replace imports that have been affecting the local industry, the president of the countrys Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) told AMM sister publication Steel First.
Mexico must grow in specialty products, Hugo Solís, who is also industrial director at Nuevo Leon-based flat steel producer Ternium Mexico SA de CV, said. We have to go to the processing of steel and not only to the production of crude steel.
Mexico can continue to manufacture more basic items, such as hot-rolled and cold-rolled coil, Solís said, but it should focus on such products as hot-dipped galvanized and other galvanized steel to help import levels go down.
To access AMM's full content, please log in below. If you do not have an AMM account, we invite you to take a free trial or subscribe below.
Already a registered amm.com user?
Access to amm.com editorial content is granted only to paid subscribers and trialists. If you do not have an active account in your own name, please either subscribe or take a trial and you will have instant access to amm.com content. Sharing your login credentials with individuals who are not subscribers represents a violation of AMM copyright.
Every morning, every minute no matter how often you follow the markets, there's an AMM subscription to fit your needs.
Not sure if you are ready to invest in a subscription right now? Take a free, no-obligation trial. Start your free trial today.