07.09.201. The SHS/Saarstahl Group has announced the new names for the two plants in France to employees and customers of the Hayange rail plant and the Saint-Saulve steelmaking plant based on the electric arc furnace (EAF) technology. The rail plant at the Hayange location (formerly Liberty Rail Hayange) will in future bear the name Saarstahl Rail, the EAF steel plant in Saint-Saulve (formerly Liberty Ascoval) will now trade under the name Saarstahl Ascoval.
Affiliation to the Saarstahl Group
“With the selected company names we want to highlight the affiliation of the two plants to the Saarstahl Group and to our corporate strategy, both internally and for the public. This is also important for the employees of the plants in Hayange and Saint-Saulve and is part of the ongoing integration of the two plants into the Saarstahl Group production network,” explained Dr. Klaus Richter, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Saarstahl and member of the executive management of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar.
Saarstahl is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of quality long steel products. Saarstahl Rail’s rail business will be a key element in the company’s future strategy:
“We want to produce high-quality infrastructure products there and thus actively shape and advance the development of sustainable mobility solutions. With Saarstahl Ascoval, we have also intentionally invested in a new route using electric arc furnace to produce green steel,” Richter added. The EAF steel route will also open up future possibilities for Saarstahl to offer a broader range of products – made from premium-quality steel with a carbon-neutral footprint.
(Source: SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar)