A 10-year contract between Fives Group and Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Union Company, the largest iron and steel manufacturer in North Western China.

The deal involves the provision of technical support for the development and production of a wide range of high value-added automotive steels covering upstream and downstream processes.

The co-operation agreement embraces hot-rolling, pickling, cold-rolling, annealing and galvanising and includes training, technical support at a high level and development and certification of new high-end automotive steels.

A previous contract between the two companies include one for two automotive hot dip galvanising lines and Stein Digiflex vertical furnaces for two continuous annealing lines with an Advan Tek combustion system and Flash Cooling technology.