steelmaker Rautaruukki Oyj (Ruukki) plans to expand its global
sales network for special steels.
said June 25 will hire new sales professionals and open new
offices in the Americas, Africa, China, the Middle East,
Southeast Asia and Australia, and add staff in almost all of
the European countries where it has operations. Ruukki opened
sales offices in Canada and Chile earlier this year
(amm.com, April 23).
"Being close to our
customers geographically will enable us to deliver an even
faster and more flexible service," Thomas Hörnfeldt,
Ruukkis senior vice president for special steels and
international sales, said.
Ruukki hopes to boost its annual sales of special steel
products to 850 million ($1.11 billion) by 2015.
A version of this article was first published in AMM sister
publication Steel First.