NLMK Group, a global steelmaker, has delivered its first batch of high-strength Quend 1100 steel to Liebherr, one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction machinery.
NLMK Clabecq (NLMK Group's Belgian company) will supply steel to produce telescopic booms for a new type of Liebherr mobile cranes with a load capacity of 230 t. The prototype has been manufactured and exhibited at bauma 2019, an international trade fair for construction and mining machinery.
At bauma 2019, NLMK Group's delegation led by Grigory Fedorishin, NLMK Group President and CEO, met with the leaders of Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH (mobile cranes manufacturer) and Liebherr-Purchasing Services GmbH discussed the expansion of the partnership, in particular the development of the high-strength Quend steel grades and their application in upcoming Liebherr cranes.
Ilya Guschin, NLMK Group Vice President, Sales, said:
“For several years, NLMK has been supplying products to Liebherr enterprises, and we are pleased to continue our active cooperation with our key customer. Quend 960 and Quend 1100 are complex grades of high-strength steel. They comply with exclusive standards for strength, surface quality, and thickness tolerances. The development of high value-added products is a strategic priority for NLMK Group.”
In 2018 high-strength Quend 960 and Quend 1100 grades (min. tensile strength 960 MPa and 1100 MPa, respectively) were homologated (tested for compliance) by leaders of the lifting equipment market: Liebherr, Manitowoc Cranes, and Tadano Faun GmbH.
Bauma is the world's largest industry trade fare for construction machinery, building materials production machinery, and road and mining equipment. More than 620,000 people from 200 countries visited the exhibition in 2019.
High-strength Quend plates are designed for use in the construction of bulk vehicle frames, bulk lifting and handling machinery, vehicle trailers, and other machinery where high structural strength is of the essence. The use of Quend plates reduces the weight of structural components by more than 20%, thus reducing the cost of production and increasing the performance of the machines.
Liebherr mobile crane with a telescopic boom made of Quend 1100 steel
About NLMK Group
NLMK Group is the largest steelmaker in Russia and one of the most efficient in the world.
NLMK Group’s steel products are used in various industries, from construction and machine building to the manufacturing of power-generation equipment and offshore wind turbines.
NLMK operates production facilities in Russia, Europe and the United States. The Company’s steel production capacity exceeds 17 million tonnes per year.
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