Service centres for cutting and slitting
- Service Centre KOŠICE
The history of steel coils´cutting in METAL TRADE COMAX began shortly after 1989. In 1994 the first longitudinal cutting line with a capacity of over 100,000 tons was installed in the area of Hutní stavby, near the former Ironworks Východoslovenské železárny, currently U.S. STEEL Košice. At present a joint-stock company Válcovňa profilov and MT COMAX Ltd. process steel coils on modern cutting lines not only for U.S. STEEL Košice, but also for other customers, mostly in the form of contract work. On the cutting lines it is possible to process sheets and tapes from a wide range of steel coils from 0,4 to 6,0 mm thick, with a width of up 2 m and with a high-strength range for automotive and construction applications.
In order to meet increasing demands for flatness of cut sheets, the company built a new 6,000 m² production and warehouse hall in Košice site in 2017 and installed a new cross-cutting line with tensile straightening. This technology is an indispensable requirement for processing material by laser cutting.”
- Service Centre KOLÍN
In Kolín, near by TMMCZ car company (ex TPCA), the second service centre of METAL TRADE COMAX is located on an area of 70,000 m². The Kolín centre was developed in 2002 and since the company has invested over 250 million Czech crowns in production facilities and real estate. The growing portfolio of customers in the automotive industry required the purchase of a new cutting line FIMI in 2016 (1,650 x 0,4-3,0 mm) and a new slitting lini Fimi in 2018 (1 700 x 0,4-5,0 mm).
Given the company´s significant position in the processing of zinc-coated sheets in the domestic market, all major ironworks are raw materials´ suppliers: Arcelor Mittal, U.S. Steel Košice, Salzgitter, Tata Steel, Voest Alpine or Marcegaglia.
Besides zinc-coated and cold-rolled material Kolín´s centre has a wide range of electroplated metallic coated sheets, also aluzinc and aluminized materials, micro-alloyed and high-strength sheets or materials with special corrosion resistance. In order to be able to respond quickly to customer demands, the centre stocks up to 15,000 tonnes of coil and several thousand tonnes of strip and coil per season.
The Kolín service centre has its own railway siding. Thanks to an increase in the carrying capacity of crane runways and the purchase of new overhead cranes, the centre can manipulate coils weighing up to 34 tons.
- Service Centre VELVARY
The newest service centre was built in 2014 in Velvary, in the headquarters of METAL TRADE COMAX, next to the coil coating line. The aim was not only to restore the 40-year-old cutting lines, but also to extend the range of products. Currently, the cutting lines SALICO process steel, zinc-coated and aluminum coils from 0.4mm to 4.0mm thick with a width of up to 1,600 mm. The high technical level of the cutting lines, a new storage facility and the experience of the team in cutting both coated and uncoated coils have all created the preconditions for successful management of the most demanding customers´ requirements.