SMS Group GmbH

Commissioning Flat Rolling Plants

Good morning dear ladies and gentlemen,

first of all I would like to thank all of you for the extraordinary effort. Each and every one of you contributed to our mutual success with her or his performance. This applies to the colleagues at site as well as to the colleagues who have supported us from remote and not to forget our translators (communication is key J).

To put a machine as complex as our HSM 2500 into operation in such a short time and under the given circumstances and to present it to MMK ready for operation is an exceptional team effort.

And as an essential part of our team, we also have to name the colleagues from MMK, CETL and Konsom who have made a significant contribution to the success of the commissioning.

Even if the start on July 17th, 2020 was a bit bumpy, the owner, the board of MMK and the board and the management of SMS Group congratulated us on this success and expressed their satisfaction with the result achieved.

We have now made the step from cold to hot commissioning and the optimization and startup of the HSM 2500 are now ahead of us - in other words, we still have a good piece of work ahead of us.

Thanks again for the work done and please everyone stay healthy.

Best Regards

Hans Otto Schlüter

SMS GroupGmbH

Electric and Automation Systems Division

Senior Commissioning Manager

Commissioning Flat Rolling Plants