Fives to introduce its steel offer at Galvatech in Beijing 23-27 September

Paris, September 13, 2013 - Fives will be attending the 9th Galvatech Trade Show in Beijing from 23 to 27 September 2013. The event started in 1989 and is held about every three years. Both a world-class trade show and conference cycle, it attracts the biggest names in the steel industry. This year's edition coincides with the 2nd 2013 APGalva, an event focused on galvanizing in the Asia-Pacific region.

Galvatech brings to light all the latest technologies and advances in the sheet steel sector, including both production and applications. Galvatech conferences feature presentations by experts and appearances by industry leaders, making it a genuine forum for trading information on galvanizing techniques.

Fives: unique metallurgical expertise

At this year's event, Fives, through a KEODS representative, will be presenting an article on the techniques, methods and tools used to efficiently and reliably produce steel parts for exposed sections and guarantee high-quality steel.

KEODS, which joined Fives in late 2012, is a company that specialises in advanced steel industry consulting to improve the quality of flat carbon steel products. The skill set KEODS provides has enhanced Fives' steel offer and supplied unique recognised expertise in the steel industry, specifically in carbon flat products for the automotive sector.

KEODS expertise lies essentially in its extensive knowledge of the steelmaking process, which forms the basis of its consultancy services on the upstream side of the production process (in the line start-up phase) and the downstream side (through operation support). It also uses proprietary steelmaking process management and steel coil production management software.

A comprehensive offer for steel

At its booth, Fives will also be presenting its complete steel offer - machinery, full lines and expertise - that stretches from the reheating furnace to the finishing equipment for all types of steel. Over 1,000 Fives employees around the world work to meet the demands of steel giants and provide them with innovative performance-enhancing solutions and equipment.

Alongside the event, Fives will be hosting a technical seminar for its customers to showcase its know-how and latest innovations, specifically on line integration, combustion systems, cooling technologies and automotive certification for steel.

About Fives' steel offer

In Steel, Fives' goal is to help steelmakers enhance their performance and the subsequent competitiveness.

It has developed the most reliable & innovative technologies and offers a range of expert service, from the layout of a facility to revamping services, including the design, manufacture and retrofit of mechanical, thermal, tube & pipe finishing equipment and the supply of surface treatment technologies.

Fives employs 1,000 people dedicated to steel applications, with the capacity to run projects everywhere. They partner with steelmakers to help them meet the quality requirements they want to reach, also for the sectors with the most demanding steel applications.

About Fives

Fives is an industrial engineering Group with a heritage of over 200 years of engineering excellence and expertise. Fives provides process equipment, production lines and turnkey plants for the biggest global players in the aluminium, steel, glass, automotive, logistics, aerospace, cement and energy sector in both developing and developed countries.

In all these sectors, Fives designs and manufactures equipment and innovative solutions, which better anticipate and meet the needs of its customers in terms of performance, quality, safety and respect for the environment.

In 2013, Fives is forecasted to achieve a turnover of 2 billion Euros turnover and expected to have more than 7,500 employees in over thirty countries.

Press contact

Claire Mathieu
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 23 76 21