Start cooperation between eight Maastricht steel companies
Eight Maastricht steel companies, located in the Beatrixhaven, have launched a new partnership: Steelport Maastricht. Under this heading the companies (Zuid-Nederlandse Buizen BV, Tata Steel Tubes, Feijen Service Center, Multisteel Service Center, Laura Metaal, Maasstaal, Steel Solutions and Vogten Staal) will jointly profile themselves. In addition, the companies will explore cooperation opportunities in the field of education, logistics and profiling to the market. The cluster of steel companies wants to further strengthen its market position and become more visible to the city, (eur) region and internationally. The initiative is supported by the municipality of Maastricht, Province of Limburg, Limburg Economic Development and ELC Limburg. During the first day of Europe's largest and leading steel conference Stainless Steel in the MECC, the cooperation between the parties was confirmed.
Eight steel companies in the center of Europe
In the heart of Europe, between the seaports of Antwerp and Rotterdam, eight steel companies, within a radius of 500 meters, offer work to a small 1000 steel specialists. The companies have all specialisms in steel processing, trade and distribution. From decoiling, rolling and plate staining, slitting, cutting, cutting, tube manufacture to storage and transport. This is done on state-of-the-art machine parks with extensive robotisation and laser technology, isolated storage halls and smart ICT systems. This lively ecosystem has been accessible over water, land and rail for fifty years. From the service centers and wholesalers, the steel reaches all production locations within 350 kilometers exactly according to the desired specifications of Western European manufacturers and multinationals. "Nowhere in Europe you can find such a complete range in such a compact area. That, combined with the strategic location makes Steelport Maastricht unique, "says Friso de Vries, on behalf of the cooperating steel companies. John Aarts, alderman of economics of the municipality of Maastricht, is pleased with the cooperation: "During my many visits to Maastricht companies, I have often wondered if it would not be good if certain companies would work together as colleagues in all kinds of areas such as staff training. By not only seeing each other as competitors and working together, certain clusters of companies could not only strengthen their own strength but also their connection with the Maastricht economy. I am pleased that a few years later this thought took shape. Recently through the collaboration of several customer service companies and now through cooperation of a number of steel companies. This strengthens their position and the position of Maastricht. "Jan Tindemans, chairman of ELC Limburg:" We are very pleased with the fact that these strong parties in the steel industry have found each other and enter into this cooperation. Clustering of the sectors is one of the spearheads of ELC Limburg. This is a big step for the strengthening of the Limburg Logistics. "More information about Steelport Maastricht can be found on the website www.steelportmaastricht.com