23 April 2013 10:30

New sales offices for Ruukki in Canada and Chile

Rautaruukki Corporation Press release 23 April 2013 at 11.30am EEST

Ruukki has opened new sales offices in Toronto, Canada and Santiago, Chile to serve its special steel customers in Americas. Opening these new sales offices is in line with Ruukki's strategy to increase the share of special steel products and develop its distribution and partnership network.

"We want to be close to customers in order to ensure fast and flexible service.The growing construction and mining industries in this market area are increasing the demand for special steel products," says Josu Piña, Vice President, Americas at Ruukki.

Customers benefit from high-strength Ruukki Optim and wear-resistant Ruukki Raex steel products through the prolonged lifetime or increased structural load-bearing capacity of their own products. In heavy transport applications, use of special steel products can reduce weight and significantly cut fuel costs and CO2 emissions. Raex steels rank among the toughest and hardest steels in their class worldwide.

Ruukki is committed to continuously improving the energy efficiency of its steel production. The company ranks among the most energy-efficient in the world in iron-making and uses nearly the minimum amount of coking coal possible using current technology. Strong R&D capability enables Ruukki to develop high quality products in response to the market and various industries' needs.

For more information please contact:
Josu Piña, Vice President, Americas, Ruukki Metals, Sales, josu.pina@ruukki.com, Tel. +1 905 361 2788

Ruukki specialises in steel and steel construction. We provide customers with energy-efficient steel solutions for better living, working and moving. We have around 9,000 employees and an extensive distribution and dealer network across some 30 countries including the Nordic countries, Russia and elsewhere in Europe and the emerging markets, such as India, China and South America. Net sales in 2012 totalled €2.8 billion. The company's share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS). www.ruukki.com