Mumbai, Mar 17: Jindal Steel works today inaugurated the Cold Rolling Mill Complex at its Vijayanagar Works in Karnataka.
The One million tonne complex would cater to the booming automobile and auto component industry and act as a catalyst for attracting further investments in this sector in southern India. Built in a record time of 22 months, the CRM Facility was a forward integration of the existing facilities, where Hot Rolled Coils were Cold Rolled to produce high end Cold Rolled Sheets which cater to the upper segment of the steel market.
The CRM complex would produce coils with a thickness of 0.3 mm to 3 mm and a width range from 800-1650 mm. The technology providers were among world leaders in their field of expertise. The CRM would roll out Jumbo coils of 60 tonne weight, which would improve the productivity of the Pickling and Two Strand Reversing mill. The CRM has level-2 and level-3 automation. The state of the art electrolytic cleaning line coming up with the main plant will ensure that the stringent requirement of surface quality of the auto sector is ensured from day one itself.
CRM would cater to a wide range of industrial applications namely automobile bodies and components, white goods, electrical panels, drums and barrels, furniture, electrical stampings, packaging etc.
Practically the CRM covered the basic needs of a 21st Century life.
JSW is on an expansion surge and plans to scale up production to 7 mtpa by 2008 and reach the coveted 10 mtpa capacity by 2010. This expansion would make it one of the largest steel plants at one location in India.
The CRM complex was inaugurated by Dr J J Irani, Director Tata Sons Ltd and former Managing Director, Tata Steel Ltd and attended by Mr Sajjan Jindal, Vice Chairman&Managing Director, JSW Steel Ltd, Mrs. Sangita Jindal, Chairperson, JSW Foundation.