Oscar Goes to Borusan Mannesmann

27 September 2016

Borusan Mannesmann Pipe Us Inc., a company of Borusan Mannesmann in USA, received the most prestigious award of steel industry in USA. In the contest held annually by American Metal Market, the world-famous reference publication of the steel industry, Borusan Mannesmann Pipe Us Inc. was granted the “Tube & Pipe Producer of the Year” award this year.

Borusan Mannesmann, the global player of Turkey in steel pipe industry, received one of the most important awards of the industry in USA. Borusan Mannesmann Pipe Us Inc., the company of Borusan Mannesmann operating in USA, won the “Tube and Pipe Producer of the Year” award of high standing granted by American Metal Market (AMM) which is one of the most respected and independent publications of the steel industry in USA.

In AMM’s award giving night held in New York and participated by hundreds of well-known big pipe and steel producing companies, Borusan Mannesmann Pipe Us advanced to the finals with Russian steel company TMK-IPSCO and won the award “Tube and Pipe Producer of the Year” of 2016 at the end of the night. The award was granted by taking into consideration criteria in various fields such as Production, Operational Excellence, New Product Development, Traceability, Efficiency, and Occupational Safety. In the night, world’s giant steel companies like ArcelorMittal, Nucor and Steel Dynamic which were candidates in different categories were also granted several awards in 2016.

Strong performance in the path to award

Borusan Mannesmann Pipe Us Inc. began to manufacture petroleum and natural gas drilling pipes in USA about two years ago, have gradually raised its performance with step taken, and eventually won this major award.

With new product development activities carried out in Houston Baytown plant, 6 different types of petroleum drilling pipes have been developed and commercialized. It is proceeded to development of 4 new and different Semi-Premium petroleum drilling pipe thread types. Upon beginning to sell these, the market share of the company has been increased.

It has been placed great important to occupational health and production quality in the plant, and major successes have been gained in this regard. Production without work accident has been achieved for 1.3 million man/hour. An increase up to 90% has been provided in supply and procurement rates, and an improvement of 25% has been reached in standing rates with the help of amendments and enhancements performed in maintenance function. In terms of productivity, improvements up to nearly 50% have been made in amount of pipes manufactured in a shift.

Radio frequency label identifications system has been used in all the production and stock operations of the company with a strong information processing infrastructure. Automatic Mill test certificate has been prepared and shipment automation system has been put into use, and traceability per pipe has been provided.

While cost reduction studies were carried out throughout the company, the purchasing and import function has been put into use. Besides, with projects on repairs, maintenance and material expenditures and contract management, cost reduction of %35 has been taken place in terms of costs.

Borusan Mannesmann an effective player in USA market

Semih Özmen, the General Director of Borusan Mannesmann, said the following when appraising the award won:

“Our company - Borusan Mannesmann - which began to pipe manufacturing before a short period of time like 2 years has showed a success of being granted with such an important award due to intensive works. The award won has provided evidence once again that our young company is a ready, efficient and strong player in USA market. We will keep going by setting our performance level higher.”
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