Fives/Salzgitter Mannesmann relationship strengthens, following second Bronx tube straightener Contract award.

Fives are delighted to announce that a further contract has been signed between their UK-based entity, Fives Bronx Limited and Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes France, in Montbard. This second contract is for the supply of a six roll 6.CR9.S straightening machine, complete with ancillary electrical and hydraulic control systems, and like the first Bronx machine ordered in August of last year, has been purchased to process high-yield, thick-wall stainless steel tubes.

Jon Dunn, Managing Director at Fives Bronx Limited, said that “the contract has been awarded to Bronx, as a consequence of the excellent working relationship that has developed between the client and ourselves, over the past twelve months, but in particular, since the initial contract was awarded to us, last September. It is a credit to all U.K. personnel involved with the project, to enable the client to have the confidence to purchase a second machine from us, without yet having taken delivery of the first project.

The equipment is to be delivered in early-August of this year, and installation and start-up will be undertaken during the summer shutdown, alongside the 6CR10-HD installation.”