3. – Costs Reduction – Optimization of the Technical Processes

Reduction the Raw Material Cost
  • Optimization of the raw material loading mix.

  • Purchase of raw material in emerging countries and in steel mills for large volumes, and in service centers for specific needs.

  • Savings of up to 30% between both actions.

Lower the cost of consumables
  • Changes in technical processes that extend the life of tools and consumables.

  • Control of inventories of consumables and spare parts. Setting a target in volume and in rotation days.

Decrease in energy consumption
  • Improve the consumption of the large consumers in the factory.

  • Optimization of electricity and gas electricity contracts.

  • 15% decrease in the cost of gas, due to improvement of temperature curves in heating furnaces.

Reduction of waste
  • Elimination of losses, surpluses, rework, excess thickness, excess length, etc. (not charged to the client).

  • Reduction obtained: from 20% in 2017 to 17.7% in 2018.

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