Carnegie, PA, October 5, 2017 -- Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE: AP) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Union Electric Steel Corporation (“Union Electric Steel”), has been selected by Zhongwang (Yingkou) High Precision Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd (“Zhongwang Aluminum”), a leading Chinese manufacturer of high-end aluminum flat-rolled products, to supply rolls for their new hot rolling mill installation.
The $4.4 million agreement, which includes Union Electric Åkers forged finishing work rolls and forged roughing work rolls, follows a successful series of trials at the customer’s existing manufacturing plant. Shipments are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2018.
Zhongwang Aluminum specializes in the casting, hot rolling, cold rolling, and finishing of heavy gauge aluminum plates and sheets for the transportation sector which includes plates for vessels, commercial vehicles, tankers, and railway, as well as chemical containers, industrial packaging, and durable consumer goods. The customer, located in Wuqing District, Tianjin Province, is a subsidiary of China Zhongwang Holdings Limited.
Rodney Scagline, President of Union Electric Steel, said, “The agreement adds another accredited, large new aluminum mill to our customer list. Supplying the rolls needed for this new mill is an encouraging win for us, demonstrating our growing presence among major aluminum rolling mills around the world which require the most demanding, high-quality rolls. We look forward to serving this important customer and to meeting Zhongwang Aluminum’s needs as they evolve in the future.”
About Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation, through its operating subsidiary, Union Electric Steel Corporation, is a leading producer of forged and cast rolls for the worldwide steel and aluminum industries, as well as ingot and open die forged products for the oil and gas, aluminum, and plastic extrusion industries. Ampco-Pittsburgh is also a producer of air and liquid processing equipment, primarily custom-engineered finned tube heat exchange coils, large custom air handling systems and centrifugal pumps. The Corporation operates manufacturing facilities in the United States,Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Slovenia, and China. Sales offices are located in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Corporate headquarters is located in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.
About China Zhongwang Holdings Limited
China Zhongwang Holdings Limited (the “Company,” together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), is one of the largest aluminum extrusion product developers and manufacturers in the world and the largest in Asia. On May 8, 2009, the Company (stock code: 01333) was successfully listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”). The Group was founded in 1993 with its headquarters based in Liaoning Province, China, and is now mainly engaged in aluminum extrusion and deep processing businesses. The Group currently has over 90 aluminum extrusion production lines, including 21 production lines of large-scale aluminum extrusion presses of 75MN or above. The Group has been primarily focusing on the light-weight development in the transportation, machinery and equipment, and electric power engineering downstream sectors, through the provision of quality fabricated aluminum products.
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