Scana Steel Söderfors AB is a specialized manufacturer of high performing, high purity and high alloy steel for demanding applications. Warm steel forming and heat treatment of steel has a long tradition in Söderfors. Since 1676, skilled blacksmiths have made Söderfors renowned for its high quality products.
The company possesses a long experience in forging, rolling, heat treatment and machining. Scana Steel Söderfors is located at Söderfors, north of Stockholm, Sweden, and is close to other major steel producers. Since 1995 the company has been a part of the Scana group.
Markets and customers
Scana Steel Söderfors exports 50 % of its turnover. Europe is the largest market, but also China, Japan and the USA are important markets. Scana Steel Söderfors works in three different market segments: industry, marine and energy. The customers are world leading steel makers, machine builders, system suppliers, component suppliers and wholesalers. In 2010, the company experienced an increase in order intake, and new deliveries with a higher processing degree have replaced earlier production. A continued strengthening of market and sales activities has been carried out to meet the increased demand.
Scana Steel Söderfors supplies niche products. Our main products are forged or rolled bars and components with a high technical content. Typical products are shafts, rotors, plates and connectors. Furthermore, the product portfolio is expanded to include rings and hollow bars. Also a high number of semi-finished billets are produced, typically used for ball bearing steel. Rolled products are found in high alloy steel, such as round and flat profiles, with bars in different stainless grades with emphasis on Duplex and Super Duplex grades as the most typical product. For a long time high-alloy tool steel and PM steel in the form of bars, round and flat profiles have been important products. Scana Steel Söderfors has a prominent profile in the oil and gas product business, and in 2010, a break-through order of connectors for riser systems was delivered to the Snorre field.
In the course of the year, the company has invested in additional capacity in processing equipment to meet the increasing demand for highly processed goods. The organisation has undergone a skill development process with the goal of increasing the share of processed products and meeting the demands of strategic customers. Furthermore, a new system for process handling of internal logistics was implemented to create opportunities and develop Scana Steel Söderfors into a just-in-time partner for strategic customers. These commitments make the company well prepared for the expected increase in order intake.
Scana Steel Söderfors delivers steel profiles to acknowledged tools manufacturers and is a leading manufacturer of tools for the forest industry. The company is specialised on niche products like billets and sections of high alloy steel.