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SSAB delivers steel plates to Kocurek Excavators for 35 years

Steel News - Published on Fri, 14 Dec 2018

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For over three decades steel company SSAB has delivered steel plates to England-based My Inner Strenx members Kocurek Excavators, the industry leaders in the manufacture of demolition equipment. Mr David Kocurek, founder and owner director of Kocurek Excavators said that “We never received a faulty steel plate from SSAB.”

SSAB helps family business Kocurek Excavators in Ipwich, England to constantly push the boundaries on behalf of their worldwide-customers. The extreme forces needed when tearing down buildings with demolition equipment up to 70 meters high is supported by SSAB’s Strenx performance steel to help them stand the test of time. Kocurek has been using SSAB’s steel in their products for over three decades and finds that the material has several benefits. One of them is that it is so easy to work.

Mr David Kocurek said that “The key benefit for our company is that we can achieve the high technical results required from the product while welding under normal conditions. I think that is the most important thing for me.”

One other benefit has been that SSAB’s plate products are delivered blasted and primed, without any scale or rust on them.

He added that “With the primer we have been able to weld straight on to the plates without any prior cleaning. That is an added benefit with SSAB’s plates. It has saved us a lot of time over the years.”

The demolition excavators’ arms have a length of up to 70 meters. They need to be able to withstand extreme forces when they literarily tear buildings down, piece by piece. The use of Strenx performance steel supports the strength and helps saving weight.

Mr David Kocurek said that “We are always pushing the limits of what we are achieving with the excavators. We need to make the arms as high as possible, as our customers constantly want to go higher. That is why it is so important that the steel has good fatigue resistance. So, we try to save weight by using a thinner material. Naturally we need to maintain strength, so we select SSAB’s Strenx 700 steel to maintain the strength while reducing the thickness of the plate.”

Kocurek’s quality products are in high demand all over the world. As an industry leader, the company exports equipment all throughout Europe. The company also ships to the United States, Philippines and India. Recently there has been a lot of orders being sent to Australia.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Fri, 14 Dec 2018
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