Successful Go-live of PSImetals at Steel Manufacturer VAMA

Source: Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Steel Co., Ltd (VAMA)

Source: Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Steel Co., Ltd (VAMA)

Optimization and scale-up of production capacity and efficiency

Berlin, January 30, 2023 – Chinese steel manufacturer, Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Steel Co., Ltd (VAMA), in December 2022, successfully went live with a PSImetals 5.20 software solution at its plant that optimizes and scales-up its production. It covers plant processes like surface treatment, cold rolling, as well as service center.

The implemented software solution is based on multiple PSImetals modules: Planning (Sales & Operations Planning, Order Scheduling and Line Scheduling), Production, Quality (Order Dressing and Quality Execution), Logistics as well as PSIintegration for interfaces with the Level 2 and Level 4 systems.

VAMA expanded its production lines to optimize and efficiently scale-up their production from 1.5 million to 2 million tons of steel per year. To ensure this, PSImetals is also used for the new Continuous Galvanizing Line and re-coiling and packaging lines as production management system.

According to Mr. Gu Li, CTO IT Department Level 3 Supervisor of VAMA: “After the implementation of PSImetals, our production efficiency improved. Many operations, which originally required manual processes, are currently done automatically, whilst reducing errors, efficiently scaling up our production capacity and increasing production quality and rate of first time right. In addition, our IT team established strong trust in the PSI Metals team during this project and we are very happy with the outcomes.”

VAMA is a joint venture between Hunan Steel Group and ArcelorMittal. It supplies all grades of automotive steels with an annual production capacity of 2 million tons.

The PSI Group develops its own software products for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy grids, energy trading, public transport) and industry (metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). The industry-specific products, which are built from standard components, are sold both directly and via the cloud-based PSI App Store and can also be customized by customers and partners themselves. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs more than 2,200 people worldwide.