Outokumpu's operations in Sweden include integrated stainless steel mill in Avesta and cold rolling mills in Degerfors, Kloster and Nyby. Swedish mills focus on high performance stainless grades and became part of Outokumpu after Avesta Sheffield acquisition in 2001.
Outokumpu's integrated stainless steel mill in Avesta includes melt shop, hot rolling mill and cold rolling mill. Avesta produces thick, two-metre wide coil and plate, with particular emphasis on special grades, such as duplex grades. The site also includes an R&D centre. The site is part of the Special Coil business line.
The Avesta site has a long history of producing steel, especially duplex grades: Avesta invented and produced first commercial duplex stainless steel in 1924.
Outokumpu's mill in Degerfors produces quarto plate, bar and rolled billets in high performance stainless grades. The site employs some 400 people and is part of the Special Plate and Long Products business lines. Outokumpu is currently ramping up a 100 million euro quarto plate investment in Degerfors to increase the plate production capacity to 150 000 tonnes in 2014.
Also Degerfors has a long history in metal production, which started then an ironworks was founded in the 17th century.
Outokumpu's Kloster cold rolling mill produces thin precision austenitic and ferritic strip, focusing also on special grades. The Kloster mill is located in Långshyttan, Sweden and forms the Thin Strip business line.
Industrial operations in the site began already in the 15th century with two blast furnaces.
Our Nyby mill, located in Torshälla, Sweden, produces cold rolled coil and sheet from black hot band produced by Avesta in high performance stainless grades. The production site is part of the Special Coil business line.
The mill has a long history and was founded in 1829, although first documented production operations are from the 15th century.