ArcelorMittal México plans to remodel its
Tultitlán facility in central Mexico to process steel
products for the domestic market, commercial director Guillermo
Rey said at AMM
s 18th annual Mexican Steel Forum
The plant became a distribution
center in 2008, handling about 350,000 tonnes of steel products
per year. Before that, it had the capacity to produce up to
200,000 tonnes of rebar annually.
The company is remodeling the
unit "in order to compete with steel imports, to be closer to
our customers, to have a better response time and deliver our
products within 24 or 48 hours (from order placement)," Rey
said. He didnt disclose what types of steel products
would be handled at the unit or how much the companys
total processing capacity would increase.
Rey said that Mexican steel
association Canacero recently had a meeting "on very good
terms" with the recently inaugurated federal government to ask
for safeguards against unfair steel imports. "In 60 days, we
will have reliable information about what can be done. We are
presenting data to the Mexican governmentwe are in a
stage of diagnosis," he said.
ArcelorMittal México is a
subsidiary of Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal SA.
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Steel