Tenaris has completed a 1,000 square- meter expansion of its automotive component center in Argentina, equipping the center with the advanced technologies to strengthen its service offer to the market.
The $3.5 million USD investment includes new cutting and beveling machinery to increase cutting capacity as well as the integration of automation to enhance the efficiency of the line.
Both the component center and the cold-drawn line at Tenaris’s seamless mill in Campana have received important certifications such as the International Standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems (IATF 16949), positioning Tenaris as a reliable partner to supply high added-value components for the demanding South American automotive market.
“This investment allows us to supply our customers with more complex products, adding processes and services to our value proposition,” said Adrian Fila, Tenaris Sales Senior Manager, South America. “We have implemented a just-in-time service model with some of the main local players in the automotive market, such as Toyota, Metalsa and Maxion Montich, delivering components directly to their assembly lines.”
Since 2004, Tenaris has built a network of automotive component centers in Argentina, Mexico, Italy, Romania and China, offering a wide range of reliable, high-quality products and services to customers around the world. The centers’ operations are supported by Tenaris's work in R&D and technologically-advanced machinery to improve performance and reliability.
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