Italy-based Padana Tubi orders new tube welding line from SMS

Thursday, 04 July 2019 15:49:53 (GMT+3)   |   Brescia

Italian welded steel tube specialist Padana Tubi & Profilati Acciaio has ordered a new 16¾-inch tube welding line from German plant supplier SMS group. The new line will be installed at the company's Guastalla works in 2020. At the same location, a 14-inch tube welding line from SMS group is already in operation producing high-quality products.

With the new line, Padana Tubi will increase its product portfolio for round tubes up to 406 millimeter (16 inch) diameter, for square sections up to 350 x 350 millimeters and for rectangular sections up to 500 x 200 millimeters. Besides heavy wall thicknesses up to 18 millimeters, the mill will be specially designed to produce high grades up to 700 N/mm². The products are mainly intended to satisfy the demand in the construction and the building sector.

With this new investment, Padana Tubi & Profilati Acciaio, established in 1970 in Guastalla, Italy, by the Alfieri family, is going to strengthen its position as a leader in the market for welded tubes and pipes, with more than 1,000,000 metric tons of steel tubes produced and sold every year.

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