LONDON Finnish steel
producer Rautaruukki Oyj (Ruukki) has opened sales offices in
Toronto and Santiago, Chile, the company said April 23.
"The growing construction and
mining industries in this market area are increasing demand for
special steel products," Ruukki Americas vice president Josu
Piña said in a statement.
The company will sell
high-strength and wear-resistant steels from both offices.
steel is called Optim and its wear-resistant steel is called
Raex. Both can be used in heavy transport vehicles.
"Use of special steel products (in vehicles) can reduce
weight and significantly cut fuel costs and CO2 emissions,"
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Steel First.