Buenos Aires

Business area Americas, coil service center

Unrivalled customer service is the hallmark of Outokumpu’s Fortinox Coil Service Center in Buenos Aires. Known for offering both standard and tailored solutions, the Fortinox team has been serving the needs of its customers since 1991.


  • Slitting
  • Blanking
  • Multi-blanking
  • Cut-to-length
  • Laser cutting
  • Polishing/brushing

Certificates & approvals

  • ISO 9001

Outokumpu Fortinox S.A.

Rivadavia s/n (CP1619), Centro Industrial de Garin, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: +(54) 3327 448000

Directions to office
In Argentina, Fortinox is the only facility offering coil-to-coil polishing. Guaranteeing a uniform, consistent polish over the surface of an entire coil, coil-to-coil polishing (in thicknesses ranging from 0.4 to 3.0 mm) represents a distinct advantage over the limitations of sheet-to-sheet polishing. 

Using material of the highest quality imported from Outokumpu’s mills in Europe, the United States and Mexico, Fortinox offers comprehensive slitting, cut-to-length, multi-blanking and polishing services. Stainless steel coil and strip, precision strip, sheet available in ferritic and austenitic and stainless steel as well as pipes, tubes, bars and fittings, Fortinox also offers ware plate, blocks and bars in special grades of carbon steel.

Fortinox utilizes the newest, most precise cutting equipment available; preloaded with three coils, the slitting machine cuts in widths up to 1,500 mm and packs without stopping. The cut-to-length machine automatically applies PVC coating to both sides of the material in lengths up to 6 meters, and the multi-blanking cutter handles up to three coils (widths up to 1,500 mm) at one time, for significant efficiency in high-volume orders. 

Key capabilities

Coil-to-coil polishing

  • An exclusive process guaranteeing a uniform, consistent surface over the entire coil using no. 3 (intermediate polish), no. 4 (general purpose polish) and no. 6 (dull satin) finishes

Sophisticated technology

  • State-of-the-art cutting and slitting machines deliver exceptional precision and efficiency

Relentless customer focus

  • Processes and protocols are tailored to each customer’s needs to ensure complete satisfaction


Lee Gilson Sales Director – Central Accounts
Phone: 214.405.6647
Email: lee.gilson@outokumpu.com
Pat Boland Sales Director – Northeast & Canada
Email: patrick.boland@outokumpu.com
Ron Archibeque Sales Director – South and West
Phone: 909.438.5771
Email: ronald.archibeque@outokumpu.com
Guillermo Echaniz
Sales Manager, Mexinox Distribution
Phone: 52 444 8265144
Email: guillermo.echaniz@outokumpu.com
Omar Testa
Sales Director – Latin America & Appliance segment
Phone: (54911)6359.3444
Email: omar.testa@outokumpu.com
Dirk Sauer
Vice President – Automotive segment
Phone: 49 215 183 4945
Email: dirk.sauer@outokumpu.com
Madonna Ashbrook USA: MN, WI, OH, IL, MI, MO
Phone: 847.882.2264
Email: madonna.ashbrook@outokumpu.com
Brian Christner USA: SD, ND, NE, IA, IN
Phone: 847.687.5900
Email: brian.christner@outokumpu.com
Reed Snyder USA: VI, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, LA, TX, MI, TN, KY, WV
Phone: 251.225.9295
Email: reed.snyder@outokumpu.com
Carlos Terrones Mexico: Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Durango, Tamaulipas
Phone: 52 81 83 773012
Email: carlos.terrones@outokumpu.com
José T. Garcia
Mexico: Jalisco, Michoacan, Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Colima, Chihuahua
Phone: 52 33 3666 0862
Email: jose.t.garcia@outokumpu.com
Rodrigo Landarte
Territory Sales Manager - Strategic accounts, MX
Phone: 52 444 174 9763
Email: rodrigo.landarte@outokumpu.com
Oscar Sánchez
Mexico: Mexico City, State of Mexico, Puebla, Queretaro
Phone: 52 55 1665 6116
Email: oscar.sanchez@outokumpu.com
Hans Peter Backes of Beckert Codisa Sales agent, Venezuela
Phone: 58 212 2865411
Email: codisa@bcodisa.com.ve
Andrés Rodríguez of Androma Sales agent, Colombia
Phone: 57 1 746 7199
Jesús Magaña of Intermagar Sales agent, Ecuador and Peru
Phone: 57 1 619 8013
Email: jesus.magana@intermagar.com
Alan Faille of Holloway y Faille (Ltda) Sales agent, Chile
Phone: 56 32 258 9318/9319
Email: info@repco.cl
Gerado Tabor
Territory Sales Manager - Argentina
Phone: (54911) 5306.3572
Email: gerardo.tabor@outokumpu.com 


  Maximum width (mm) Thickness (mm) Length (mm)  
Cut to length 1500 0.3–4.0 500–7,000  
  Max width (mm) Min width (mm) Thickness (mm) Length (mm)
Multi-blanking 300 for 0.3 thickness / 150 for 1 thickness 500 for 0.3 thickness / 1,000 for 1 thickness 0.3–1 500–1,000
  Max output width (mm) Min input width (mm) Thickness range (mm)  
Slitting line #1 25 1,300 0.3–3.0  
  Max output width (mm) Min input width (mm) Thickness range (mm)  
Slitting line #2 20 620 0.3–1.5  
  Max output width (mm) Min input width (mm) Thickness range (mm)  
Slitting line #3 30 1,500 0.3–4.0  
  Line speed (m/min) Thickness range (mm) Maximum width (mm)  
Polishing/Brushing Coil / sheet 40 0.4–3.0 1,500  
  Maximum width (mm) Maximum thickness (mm)    
Horizontal cutting saw 1,500 1,500    
  Maximum width (mm) Maximum thickness (mm)    
Vertical cutting saw 1,110 1,110    
  Maximum width (mm) Thickness (mm) Length (mm)  
Plasma & Gas Electronic 2,000 4–50 6,000