Ecoplants: SMS Meer presents new sustainability concept at Tube & wire 2012
Rising costs for energy and raw materials, stricter regulations on environmental protection. SMS Meer will be presenting its new sustainability concept at its stand (Hall 7a, Stand B15/16) at this year's Tube & wire, which will take place in Düsseldorf from 26 to 30 March: In future, particular focus will be placed on product innovations, known as "ecoplants", which bring both ecological and economic factors into harmony with each other.
SMS Meer ecoplants enable customers to save energy, reduce emissions and thus act in a responsible manner. At the same time, they offer good opportunities for generating more sales and profit.
"Sustainability has become a key factor in our customers' growth. The market demands environmentally and economically sound solutions which go hand in hand. This we can achieve with our ecoplants", explains Dr. Joachim Schönbeck, President of SMS Meer. "Modern plants need to meet more stringent requirements with regard to environmental protection and use of resources. Our ecoplants sustainability concept generates real added value for our customers - in economic terms too."
Reference plants underline customer benefits in the market
Key benefits of ecoplants are the savings they produce on valuable resources, such as raw materials, energy and operating materials, as well as the reduction in emissions and the significant improvement in the recycling rate. Various reference plants on show at the trade fair are testament to the fact that responsible action and sustainable growth work well together.
Full-range supplier for all customer requirements
As well as introducing its ecoplants solutions, SMS Meer will be using the trade fair, with over 65,000 visitors from 100 countries, to present its extended range of products and services.
In addition to SMS Meer, PWS, which specializes in spiral pipe plants, and Elotherm (heat treatment), SMS Concast will also be presenting its products and services at the Tube & wire stand. SMS Concast supplies plants for steel production, metallurgical treatment and continuous casting. With this the SMS Meer business area is able to offer its customers holistic solutions and services from a single source, for example minimills for producing wire rod and sections. The same principle applies to the SMS Meer companies as does to the long-term partnerships fostered by SMS Meer and its customers: Quality unites.
SMS Meer GmbH is a company of the SMS group which, under the roof of the SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.
With some 11,000 employees, the group generates sales of over EUR 3 billion.