Quad Infotech has been awarded an order by Kalyani-Gerdau Steel (KGS) to provide a comprehensive manufacturing execution system (MES) in its steel plant in Tadipatri near Bangalore, India.
Quad Infotech will supply its QMOS suite of products to cover the steel making process from iron making, BOF and continuous caster to billet production as well as management of the billet yard.
The QMOS modules will also manage the operation of the rolling mills, finishing, bundling and post processing for the SBQ products.
Quality control modules of QMOS will support all above processes from end to end.
Gerdau is a leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special steel in the world. With over 45,000 employees, it has industrial operations in 14 countries – in the Americas, Europe and Asia – which together represent an installed capacity of over 25 million metric tons of steel per year. It is the largest recycler in Latin America and around the world it transforms, each year, millions of metric tons of scrap into steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. With more than 140,000 shareholders, the Company is listed on the stock exchanges of SÃ£o Paulo, New York and Madrid.
The Kalyani Group is one of the leading Industrial Houses in India, having diverse business interests in engineering steel, forgings, auto components, non conventional energy and specialty chemicals. The group’s annual turnover is over US$2.1 billion and has joint ventures with some of the world leaders such as ArvinMeritor, USA; Carpenter Technology Corporation, USA; Hayes Lemmerz, USA; FAW Corporation, and China etc. Bharat Forge Limited, the flagship company of the group is the second largest forging company in the world and the largest domestic player with a share of 80% in axle components and engine components.
Quad Infotech is a software engineering and design company that specializes in the development of manufacturing execution systems (MES) as well as energy management systems. Quad’s unique combination of steelmaking and rolling process knowledge, combined with computer software design expertise, renders Quad’s Level-2 and Level-3 software products unique in the global steel market. Quad’s flagship MES product, QMOS has been operating in numerous steel plants throughout North America and Europe since 1994.