How stainless steel is made?

Outokumpu is the only stainless steel producer who has a fully integrated production chain. It starts 500 meters underground in Kemi, Finland, where chrome is mined for all Outokumpu melt shops across the world. Company has significant advantage as its ferrochrome smelter – the largest in the world – that is located right next to melt shop in Tornio.

Stainless steel production includes melt shop, hot rolling and cold rolling. End product may be for example coils, sheet, bar, wire or plate depending on which production unit it was produced at. Finishing touches to the stainless steel are made at the service centers near customers who will turn it into for example skyscrapers, spoons or valves…only sky is the limit! Take a look yourself: stainless production in 8 minutes!

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Kemi Mine, Finland

When it comes to chrome, an essential ingredient in stainless steel production, Outokumpu is unique among the world’s stainless steel producers in having its own chrome mine.

Tornio Ferrochrome, Finalnd

At Outokumpu’s Tornio plant, ferrochrome production takes place onsite using raw materials mined nearby in Kemi. For stainless steel customers who need to know precisely the origin of their products, this delivers peace of mind.

Tornio, Finland

Outokumpu’s Tornio operations is the most integrated stainless steel plant in the world. State-of-the-art technology, sophisticated equipment and unrivaled expertise produce outstanding quality year after year.