Over more than a decade of cooperation with ArcelorMittal, Wielton Group’s steel requirements have evolved with the semi-trailers they manufacture. Today Wielton Group utilises high strength grades from ArcelorMittal’s Amstrong® Ultra range to produce semi-trailers which are destined for use in extremely harsh conditions. The use of Amstrong® Ultra provides the semi-trailers with their high strength and durability, factors which have helped Wielton Group become one of the top semi-trailer manufacturers in the world. Amstrong® Ultra also allows Wielton Group to lightweight their semi-trailers, which can reduce fuel use or enhance load capacity.
“The properties of Amstrong® Ultra enable us to maintain the important features which set our vehicles apart from the competition,” notes Bartosz Strugacz, Group Procurement Director for Wielton Group. “That includes durability, strength, and safety during use. Amstrong® Ultra helps us to meet the expectations of our customers for extended vehicle life in intensive use conditions.”
Amstrong® Ultra is deployed in Wielton Group tippers that require high strength. “These vehicles are designed for extremely tough conditions and meet the needs of the construction sector,” explains Bartosz Strugacz.
Wielton Group’s tippers make extensive use of Amstrong® Ultra
Tippers made by Wielton Group are special-purpose vehicles which often work in harsh environments such as mines, gravel pits, and construction sites. This makes material selection vital as Bartosz Strugacz explains: “When a customer chooses a Wielton Group tipper or other type of semi-trailer, they are selecting a very specific tool which will make their daily tasks easier. Our task is to provide them with a tool that will meet their expectations and will be safe to use. We know that the use of high-quality steel grades such as Amstrong® Ultra can help us meet these expectations. They ensure that our vehicles are durable, reliable, and solid.”
High strength steels such as Amstrong® Ultra can significantly reduce the weight of semi-trailers
Another consideration in material selection is the weight of the semi-trailer. “The main reason we choose Amstrong® Ultra is its high strength,” says Bartosz Strugacz. “That enables us to achieve effective and efficient weight reductions. Both fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are reduced during use. This is particularly important as the transport sector aims to reduce its carbon footprint.”
Wielton Group produces semi-trailers for many different applications
Wielton Group is following ArcelorMittal’s XCarb® initiative closely notes Bartosz Strugacz: “We believe that XCarb® is a good strategy for the future. Initiatives that reduce the emissions of material production and increase the re-use of materials are vital if we want to noticeably reduce our environmental footprint.”
Wielton Group can tailor its semi-trailers to specific customer requirements with ArcelorMittal’s wide offer
Wielton Group is one of the top three manufacturers of semi-trailers, trailers, and truck bodies in Europe, and one of the ten largest manufacturers in the world. The company aims to create and deliver the best transport solutions for business. Wielton Group’s activities are based on four key values: people, initiative, quality, and safety. The Group currently employs almost 3,600 people, with almost 2,000 of them based at the company’s plant in Wieluń (Poland). Wielton Group has five production centres in France, Germany, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The Group also operates two assembly plants in Italy and Russia. At the end of 2016, Wielton Group launched a subsidiary in Côte d’Ivoire.
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