Steel producer HBIS Laoting Steel relies on PSI software in the new steel mill

PSImetals 5.0 for the digitization and harmonization of the production processes

Berlin, 19 February 2019 - Chinese steelmaker HBIS Laoting Steel Co. Ltd. awarded PSI Metals with the implementation of the production management software PSImetals Planning, Quality Management, Production and Logistics in the new steel plant in Tangshan Laoting after a two-year evaluation phase.

HBIS Laoting decided in favor of PSI Metals due to its leading global market leadership in production management software for the metals industry. With the implementation of PSImetals, the project objectives of HBIS Laoting should be optimally achieved in line with the Chinese initiatives "Industry 4.0" and "China 2025". These include e.g. the digitization of production processes for more transparency, system integration for harmonized information, business and data flows with the support of big data applications.

In the future, the new production facility should produce high-quality steels with a capacity of around 10 million tons. Already at the beginning of the planning of the new plant, the new information system formed a central component in the overall project. Zhang Chi, General Manager of HBIS Laoting Steel commented: "Measured by the relatively low investment, the information system plays a key role as a centralized system."

The strategic PSI partner Primetals Technologies Germany GmbH supplies the equipment for the steel and cold rolling mill. Go-live is scheduled for February 2020.

HBIS Laoting was founded in 2017 in order to transfer production capacity out of the core city of Tangshan. The company belongs to HBIS Group Co., Ltd, which is one of the largest Chinese manufacturers of iron and steel materials and one of the most important providers of a comprehensive service portfolio.

Based on its own software products, the PSI Group develops and integrates complete solutions for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy networks, energy trading, public transport) and industry (mining, metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). PSI was founded in 1969 and employs 1.900 persons worldwide.