ArcelorMittal, main steel producer at global level with industrial facilities in more than 20 countries, has in Asturias the only steelmaking facility in Spain where the integral process of steel production is developed, i.e., from ferrous mineral as main raw material. Its maximum annual production capacity exceeds 5 million tonnes of liquid steel. At its Gijon and Aviles factories, which cover an area of over 12km2, produces steel flat products (heavy plate, tin plate, galvanized, painted galvanized) and long products (rail and wire rod).
Its wide variety of products puts ArcelorMittal Spain as the leader in the Spanish market, where more than 70% of its sales are located. It is the main supplier for sectors as automotive, construction, canning, packaging and white line. In addition, it is the only heavy plate and rail producer in Spain for high speed trains. The advanced technology present in its facilities, products quality, its innovation capacity and the adaptation on the client´s needs, have consolidated the image and prestige of ArcelorMittal Spain in national and international markets.
ArcelorMittal Asturias, clearly opts for the development of R&D&i and its technical application, both for specific as for transversal uses. The main mission of Asturias R&D Centre (CDT) has been the promotion of R&D&I activities, i.e., give support for the leadership in sustainable technologies and processing, providing innovative solutions that can be applied to the whole group. Solutions from Asturias are being provided to more than 37 facilities in 20 countries, and in the same centre the global R&D coordinators on cold rolling process, environment and business for the whole company are also based.