What is Steel Tech

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What is Steel Tech2020-12-16T13:21:58+01:00

Technological advances throughout the whole value chain, promising research under way and innovation will be the main features of this event

On behalf of SIDEREX and Bilbao Exhibition Centre, we are pleased to present STEEL TECH. This new event for the steel sector will bring together the key players from the sector’s entire value chain, in a space where knowledge transfer, technological innovation and networking will be the basic tools to foster inter-sectoral relations and do business.

Steel Tech Objectives

STEEL TECH came about with the aim of:

  • Becoming the leading international steel sector event in Southern Europe.
  • Offering a specialised space and preferential orientation to showcase the technological breakthroughs and innovation taking place in the steel sector throughout the entire value chain.
  • Becoming a must event for all businesses, stakeholders and organisations in the Iberian iron and steel sector (Spain and Portugal).
  • Enabling participants to exchange ideas and information with customers, partners and suppliers and to forge new business contacts.
  • Showcasing the most promising research projects with the potential to deliver major technological breakthroughs in the coming years.

Why Bilbao?

Steel production is in this region’s DNA, which, thanks to its tradition and experience, is home to 50% of the steelworks on the Cantabrian coast, which are the main driving forces in the value chain of the iron and steel sector.

This all forms part of a solid transformation industry that extends throughout the Basque Country, representing an important aspect of its economic structure. Furthermore, its manufacturing and productive diversity – mainly stainless steel, special steels and long products – are highly valued on the international market.

There are around one hundred companies and 11 steel production plants, representing the sector’s entire value chain in the Basque Autonomous Community, placing the Basque Country in 12th position in the European ranking with a production capacity of 39% of the Spanish total.

As far as demand for iron and steel products, the Basque Autonomous Community has a large industrial structure of companies in strategic sectors, such as: automotive, energy, naval, railway, machine-tool, petrochemical, capital goods, construction and electrical appliances, among others.

Partners

STEEL TECH has the support and involvement of leading companies from the sector, such as: ARCELORMITTAL, ACEROS INOXIDABLES OLARRA, SIDENOR, ALFE CUTTING, ACERIA DE ALAVA (GRUPO TUBACEX), CEIT, TECNALIA, IDOM, SARRALLE, SPRI, UNESID, SIDEREX and BEC.

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