Scana maintains a high standard with regard to its production as well as a broad product range. Getting a foothold in this industry is difficult since both production facilities and infrastructure represent major investments, and because it is also extremely challenging to acquire sufficient levels of metallurgic and technical expertise.
Scana is one of few players in its area with integrated production facilities that include both melting/production of steel, heat treatment and machining of components. Few of Scana’s competitors have their own steelworks and have to buy billets and semi-finished goods in order to be able to offer finished steel products. This gives Scana a clear competitive advantage, which the group will develop further.
In the period from 2008-2010, more than NOK 200 million has been invested in the steel companies. The investments increase capacity and delivery precision, and reduce risk and production costs. In 2010, Scana expanded the production capacity in China with regard to rolls and larger rings. Scana’s investments also included a new forge manipulator at Björneborg, which is able to handle tonnage up to 75 tonnes and lengths up to 24 metres.