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Increasing Chinese slag darts capacity

LKAB Minerals invests in the production plant in Tianjin, China, to further improve safety and production capacity.

During the past two years, a series of strategic investments have been completed in our efficient Tianjin processing facility aimed at providing the best service to customers possible.

The production of high-quality slag darts has been a primary focus product in our Chinese plant; we’ve been supplying the local steel markets and exporting our high-quality slag darts for over 8 years.  The Tianjin plant also operates a very successful toll processing service and is a hub for our sales into the Asia region of products manufactured elsewhere.

The investment completed at the site over the past two years has been undertaken with two key considerations – firstly the safety of our employees.  Safety First means we are committed to providing the safest possible working environment for every LKAB Minerals employee.  Our other consideration has been to make investments which impact on our customer service positively; this includes packaging improvements and installation of brand new processing equipment. We have also installed laboratory equipment enabling us to support our customers with more high temperature testing than we were previously able to perform. The investments also included future –proofing the layout of the plant to create space for additional machinery installations aimed at increasing production capacity to meet the increased demand LKAB Minerals are forecasting.

 “Making such significant improvements to the safety in our processing facility highlights the commitment the LKAB Minerals group have to eliminate workplace accidents. The investment focus for customer service improvements and to double the production capacity for some product lines ensures Tianjin can service the globe with our high-quality products” says James Qi, Managing Director of LKAB Minerals (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.