With a proud tradition of steelmaking – the world’s first martensitic stainless steel was invented here more than 100 years ago – Sheffield is home to SMACC (Stainless Melting and Continuous Casting), wire rod mill ASR (Alloy Steel Rods) and bar finishing facility SSB (Sheffield Stainless Bar). Completing the Sheffield operations is the Outokumpu Stainless Distribution and Coil and Plate Service Center.
SMACC produces semi-finished products: slabs, blooms, billets and ingots in an extremely wide selection of grades and an industry-leading range of shapes and sizes, including our 300 mm slab. The exceptional flexibility of our melt shops means we can quickly adjust production schedules to provide short lead times.
Continuously cast billets and blooms are typically used as feedstock for rolling wire rod or bar and can be used in certain forging applications. Continuously cast slabs are typically hot and cold rolled into coil and sheet plate or used in the forging industry. Ingots are usually used for forging and rolling into large heavy billets and bars.
Outokumpu has been producing stainless steel for more than a century. Our legacy of innovation and quality means that we have the right product for every application.