PSI has been charged by ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA with the delivery and implementation of the production management system PSImetals for the stainless steel plant being built in Alabama, USA.
The new plant will consist of, amongst other things, an electro-steel mill and cold rolling mill including the finishing line for the production of high-quality stainless steels. In the future, it is intended that PSImetals, serving as the comprehensive system, will optimise the production processes in the steel mill and cold rolling mill.
The initial phase of the solution consists of the functional segments Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) und Advanced Line Sequencing (ALS). With the introduction of PSImetals at the Alabama site, ThyssenKrupp Stainless is continuing the proven IT strategy, explains Klemens Bransmller, CIO ThyssenKrupp Stainless and ThyssenKrupp Nirosta in Germany. PSI solutions have been running successfully for more than five years at the steel and cold rolling mills in our German plants. The PSImetals roll-out for the Shanghai Krupp Stainless cold rolling mill in China reinforces the decision to introduce the solution at ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA as well.
The ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA order is, following orders from France, Brazil, China, Canada and Russia, already the sixth major international order from steel producers this year. With this order, PSI is continuing the growth of its steel software subsidiary PSI BT GmbH on the North American continent and in the global steel industry.
PSI AG develops and integrates individual solutions, on the basis of its own software, for the management of energy networks (electricity, gas, oil, heat, water), cross-company production management (steel, mechanical engineering, automotive, logistics) and infrastructure management for telecommunications, transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and currently employs 1,100 persons in the group.