September 1, 2009 - Rocky Mountain Steel granted Bekaert Rod Supplier Award

 

Bekaert granted the ‘Bekaert Rod Supplier Award' to its wire rod supplier Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel (Colorado, USA). Every two years, this award is presented to the supplier who has shown the greatest improvement in the quality of its wire rod supply – Bekaert’s most important raw material.

Candidates for the award are evaluated against the following criteria:

  • quality of the wire rod (internal and external characteristics, chemical composition and mechanical properties);
  • wire rod research and development program;
  • delivery conditions and general logistic support;
  • processability of the product in Bekaert plants worldwide;
  • supplier’s responsiveness in terms of quality improvement and claim handling.

Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel belongs to the Evraz Inc. NA platform of the Russian Evraz Group.  The Colorado based mill produces a wide range of steel products including rail, seamless pipe, rod and coiled reinforcing bar and has been supplying Bekaert subsidiaries since the mid 90's.

During the official ceremony, Mr. Philippe Armengaud, Chief Purchasing Officer of Bekaert, stated: “Wire rod supply is seen as one of the most critical business processes in our company. Not only because rod is the main raw material that impacts our product quality, productivity and process stability, but also because of the necessity of a reliable supply process and a partnership relation aiming at continuous improvement and innovation. Rocky Mountain Steel's efforts and commitment in developing and improving products and services have supported Bekaert over the years, and made them an approved supplier in all Bekaert North American plants. We highly appreciate their customer focused approach in all aspects of our partnership."

better together

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    Alcan and Bekaert joined forces to install 210 miles of transmission cable

    Solution

    Bekaert seamlessly adjusted the lengths of the reels to help Alcan’s trucks drive through mountainous terrain

    Result

    Alcan could meet their customer’s delivery requirements

  • ski

    Situation

    Skiers count on safety when they go up the mountain

    Solution

    In close cooperation Bekaert developed superior quality wires that meet the technical customer requirements of ropeway constructors

    Result

    The customer handles the production of the cables, but also on-site weaving (or splicing) and installation. The cables have a life expectancy up to 40 years

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    Situation

    Although zinc provides a barrier to corrosion in most environments, specific conditions accelerate the corrosion process

    Solution

    Bekaert, drawing from its deep expertise in coating technology, has developed an advanced zinc/aluminum coating

    Result

    Bezinal® 2000 increases corrosion resistance with up to 500% compared to traditional galvanization

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