INTECO sends kids to Graz to build the change with Lego

INTECO schickt Schulklasse zu Lego nach Graz

Visions become reality: Sponsored by INTECO over 20 students of the Bruck highschool were sent to Graz for the Lego “Build the Change “ event. There the kids were asked to show how they imagined their future with Lego bricks. “Build the Change” is a concept developed by the Danish Lego Group to give kids a voice.

The federation of Styrian industries brought this event to Graz. 4 days over 7000 kids had the chance to build their future with about 10 Million bricks.

Also INTECO’s employees’ kids took the chance an participated in the fun.

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Ruspolymet places second follow-up order for INTECO

Zweiter Folgeauftrag von Ruspolymet für INTECO

In June 2014 the Russian special steel producer Ruspolymet assigned INTECO with the engineering and supply of a 6t VAR plant.

This is already the second follow-up order for INTECO:  This new VAR furnace follows the 10t ESR plant sold in fall 2013 and the 2012 VIM project. The VIM is already being assembled and the ESR furnace is about to be delivered. Obviously there is no better evidence of the customer’s satisfaction with INTECO’s up to date work than placing this new order.

The highly modern vacuum arc remelting furnace will remelt the electrode produced by the VIM furnace and give Ruspolymet the opportunity to in future open up foreign markets. The produced ingots will have a max. diameter of 700 mm and an approximate weight of 6t. Furthermore the newly developed INTECO Level 2 system will allow Ruspolymet to administrate, metallurgically guide and optimize the whole process chain – VIM, ESR, VAR.

Right now Ruspolymet and INTECO are discussing further joint projects and a possible future strategic partnership.

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The INTECO Group at the AISTech 2014

Die INTECO Gruppe auf der AISTECH 2014

The joint both of INTECO special melting technologies and PTI LLC was a great success at this year’s AISTech in Indianapolis. Besides the signature Austrian chalet style of INTECO also several exhibits such as the famous SWINGdoorTM of PTI were the attractions of the booth. Interested visitors also found out more about further INTECO Group members: INTECO TBR’s sales managers presented their gas coupling system and INTECO atec showcased their new ISEC (INTECO Smart Electrode Control).

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INTECO to built ESR plant for Uddeholm, Sweden

INTECO erhält Auftrag von Uddeholm, Schweden

INTECO is very proud to announce that a contract for a 30t ESR plant signed with Uddeholms AB in Sweden has become effective in March 2014.

Though this is the first INTECO supply, this unit will represent the 10th remelting furnace to be installed by the Swedish company, the world’s biggest producer of ESR remelted tool steel. This most modern ESR furnace will be operated at a max. operation pressure of 3 bars and will be capable of remelting ingots with a max. diameter of 1250 mm and a weight of approx. 30 t. Additionally it will have all state-of-the-art features such as protective gas operation, a full coaxial high current line and a completely updated control system of newest generation.

The opportunity to deliver a second identical furnace has also been discussed, but this has to be decided depending on the market situation in the near future. INTECO´s entire staff is motivated and excited about this challenging project and will use this opportunity to demonstrate its leading position as a supplier of equipment and technology in the field of Electroslag Remelting.

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A new and promising cooperation

Eine neue und vielversprechende Kooperation

The future cooperation between INTECO Group and Henan Xibao Metallurgy Materials Group Co. Ltd. was finalised and contractually stipulated in spring 2014.

Xibao is a group of companies with 3500 employees and one of the largest and leading manufacturers of metallurgical consumer goods on the Chinese market. The product range of the production company located in the Chinese province of Henan ranges from ferroalloys, refractory materials and casting powder to different types of slag, especially pre-melted slag for the ESR business. 210 steel plants in more than 20 countries are already purchasing products from Xibao.

Both companies stand to benefit from the joint cooperation agreement. TECTRADE will assume responsibility for the exclusive distribution of ESR slag and selected products in Europe for Xibao. As a global market leader in the construction of ESR plants, INTECO will use its existing contacts and  focus on the distribution of ESR slag, among other things. Xibao will offer technical sales support for the “Smart ESR” plant designed by INTECO and its subsidiary in Dalian specifically for the Chinese market.

Dr. Harald Holzgruber, CEO of INTECO, is also pleased about the cooperation: “Xibao and INTECO will both benefit from each other’s networks. There is also a great deal of mutual trust involved in this cooperation as the products of both companies stand for high quality and customer satisfaction.”


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