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Ampco-Pittsburgh announces customer contract win

October 10, 2017 - Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Union Electric Steel Corporation, has been selected by Zhongwang High Precision Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd, a leading Chinese manufacturer of high-end aluminum flat-rolled products, to supply rolls for their new hot rolling mill installation.

The $4.4 million agreement, which includes Union Electric Åkers forged finishing work rolls and forged roughing work rolls, follows a successful series of trials at the customer’s existing manufacturing plant. Shipments are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2018.

Zhongwang Aluminum specializes in the casting, hot rolling, cold rolling, and finishing of heavy gauge aluminum plates and sheets for the transportation sector which includes plates for vessels, commercial vehicles, tankers, and railway, as well as chemical containers, industrial packaging, and durable consumer goods. The customer, located in Wuqing District, Tianjin Province, is a subsidiary of China Zhongwang Holdings Limited.

Rodney Scagline, President of Union Electric Steel, said, “The agreement adds another accredited, large new aluminum mill to our customer list. Supplying the rolls needed for this new mill is an encouraging win for us, demonstrating our growing presence among major aluminum rolling mills around the world which require the most demanding, high-quality rolls. We look forward to serving this important customer and to meeting Zhongwang Aluminum’s needs as they evolve in the future.”

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