India September 14, 2016: Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant achieved yet another milestone with the flagging off of the first Hot Rolled steel export rake from the plant. Mr T V Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel, India & South East Asia, flagged off the export rake to Nepal on 14th September 2016.
The Hot Rolled coils are being exported through Raxaul Border to customers in Nepal. In the first export consignment, around 3000 Metric Tonnes of Hot Rolled coils are being exported to key customers in that country. Mr Rajiv Kumar, Vice President (Operations), Tata Steel Kalinganagar and senior officials of Tata Steel were present on the occasion. Tata Steel has set itself an ambitious export target from its Kalinganagar plant to cater to various segments in geographies. The products from Kalinganagar have been very well received in the market and the ramp up is on schedule both in terms of quantity and quality.
Tata Steel is setting up of a 6 million tonne per annum (MnTPA) integrated steel plant at Kalinganagar in Jajpur district in two phases of 3 MnTPA each. The state-of-the-art steel plant which was dedicated to the State of Odisha in November 2015, started commercial production in May 2016.
About Tata Steel
Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, has over 75,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.