It is December 2010. CEO Dr Ekkehard Schulz is officially opening ThyssenKrupp’s new hot and cold strip mill in the US state of Alabama. He calls it a “cornerstone of our new transatlantic growth strategy.” The purpose of the plant: to supply the North American market with high-quality steels. One central challenge is the ultra-modern production process, which means fulfilling the highest quality demands while simultaneously making efficient use of the necessary resources.
To meet them, ThyssenKrupp already turned to IMS during the planning phase, thus laying the foundation stone for the collaboration to install a standard quality data management system. A necessity because more than 3.6 billion of the total of five billion dollars invested in the whole project were spent on high-quality flat steel. CEO Dr Schulz describes the demands and expectations made on the quality of the product as being of the “highest international level.” IMS delivered MEVInet-Q and MEVInet-QDS and thus a high-performance system for data management.