In high-value products, downstream integration allows ArcelorMittal to be closer to the customer and capture a greater share of value-added activities.
A significant portion of our sales, about 40 percent, are to intermediate processors and steel service centers. These processors and steel service centers typically act as intermediaries between steel producers and various end-user manufacturers that require further processing or inventory programs. The additional services performed by steel service centers and processors include:
- Cutting to length
- Slitting to size
- Shape correcting
- Edge rolling