Reflecting the global nature of the steel industry, about 90 finalists were named from countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America in the 11th annual Fastmarkets Global Awards for Steel Excellence.
“The entire steel supply chain is truly global, and this year’s finalists demonstrate that excellence transcends countries and continents. Cutting-edge innovation exists in every corner of the world, and showcases international talent and customer-centric solutions,” Alex Harrison, Fastmarkets editorial and pricing director, metals and mining, said.
New categories this year included ferrous futures trading and ferrous exchange companies of the year, “which also indicate the global nature of the industry,” Harrison said.
Other new categories for automotive supplier of the year “highlight the incredible innovation in products and services for automakers from the steel supply chain,” in addition to efforts to promote workforce diversity, “which truly empower not only employees but their companies,” he added.
The 2020 finalists for the 11th annual Fastmarkets Global Awards for Steel Excellence are:
Best Innovation – Product: Bull Moose Tube, Sennebogen LLC, Shanghai Futures Exchange, Trinity Products LLC, Winoa
Best Innovation – Process: ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Consolis, Cronimet Envirotec GmbH, SteelHedge SA, Marcegaglia Ravenna SpA, Fives Group and Marcegaglia Ravenna SpA, Sinosteel Equipment & Engineering Co Ltd
Best Mergers & Acquisitions: GFG Alliance, Merfish United
Best Operational Improvements: Fives Group and Marcegaglia Ravenna SpA, Kocaer Haddecilik San Tic ve AS, Marcegaglia Ravenna SpA, Outokumpu
Technology Provider: BM Group Polytec SpA, Canvass Analytics, Fero Labs, Fives Group, Noodle.ai, Stockpile Reports, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Financial Services Provider: Bank of America, BMO Harris Bank NA, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, Global Principal Partners LLC, SteelHedge SA, Sennebogen LLC
Legal Services Provider: Ashurst LLP, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, Wiley Rein LLP
Information Technology Services Provider: Canvass Analytics, Fero Labs, Fives Group and Marcegaglia Ravenna SpA, Noodle.ai
Environmental Responsibility/Stewardship: Gemini Corp NV, Noodle.ai, SSAB Americas
Logistics/Transportation Provider: Ports America, Port of Brownsville, Port of New Orleans, Ryder System Inc
Scrap Company – North America: ICD Alloys & Metals LLC, Southern Recycling LLC, W Silver Recycling Inc
Scrap Company – EMEA: Al Sharif Metals Ltd, RKG International FZC
Scrap Equipment Provider: Sennebogen LLC, Stahlwerke Bochum GmbH, Wendt Corp
Tube & Pipe Producer: Borusan Mannesmann, Michigan Seamless Tube, Nucor Tubular Products, Webco Industries
Service Center – Large: Alro Steel, Kloeckner Metals Corp, Leeco Steel, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co
Service Center – Small to midsize: Flack Global Metals, Jemison Metals, Klein Steel Service, Target Steel Inc
Production/Processors/Fabricators: Owen Steel Co Inc, PJ Tube, Precision Strip Inc, Prospect Steel Co
Global Steel Producer: Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel LLC, Nucor Corp, SSAB Americas, Steel Dynamics Inc
Raw Materials/Consumables/Ferro-alloys: Cronimet Envirotec GmbH, Gemini Corp NV, Largo Resources Ltd, Lhoist, Metalloinvest
Workforce Diversity: ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Gemini Corp NV, Hatch
Automotive Supplier: Gerdau Special Steel North America, Nucor Corp, Target Steel Inc
Ferrous Futures Trading Company: Crunch Risk LLC, Ferogen Inc, Flack Global Metals
Exchange Company – Ferrous: Shanghai Futures Exchange, Singapore Exchange Ltd, London Metal Exchange
Winners of the 11th annual Fastmarkets Global Awards for Steel Excellence will be announced at the annual awards dinner on Tuesday June 9 in New York City. For tickets, click here.