At ABS we produce steel, but we don’t just stop there: we pay attention to improving the sustainability of our production with respect to the surrounding environment and local community day after day.
This is our mission.
ABS has two production sites, one located in Cargnacco, in the province of Udine, Italy, and one in Sisak, Croatia. We also develop new projects at our research centre in Metz, France. Over the years, we have developed a wide range of products that today reach all parts of the world thanks to our widespread international sales network.
ABS is the steelmaking division of the Danieli Group and we face international competition on a daily basis. Our international market changes constantly, meaning that we have to continuously search for processes, methods and technologies to ensure that we meet the satisfaction of our customers. We know we can count on our vast experience, but to guarantee effective results we have to stay focused on developing our vision with design and creativity.
We have chosen to build our business on several fundamental pillars: innovation, sustainability, our people and customer centrality.
Giuseppe Bertoli starts his first iron and steel business by setting up a small workshop for metalworking and establishes Officine Bertoli.
Società per Azioni Ferriera & Acciaierie di Udine, a joint stock company, commonly known as SAFAU, is established. This is a cornerstone for a great future development.
ACCIAIERIE BERTOLI SAFAU
The two pioneer steel companies merge and become Acciaierie Bertoli Safau, a new member of the Danieli Group.
The revolutionary 100-tonne electric DC furnace comes into operation. The name derives from Danieli and arc furnace.
The Luna in-line rolling plant makes its debut, significantly reducing production times.
A semi-finished product with the world’s largest section is cast. It is a real record: 850 mm and a large production capacity.
The ABS Metallurgical Centre opens in Metz, France. The centre is a laboratory for the study and development of new quality metal materials.
The presence in Europe of factories that are owned by ABS continues. With the acquisition of a plant in Croatia, ABS SISAK d.o.o. was created. The plant is equipped with an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF).
A significant innovation: the plant is inaugurated. It combines both forging and rolling in a single process to produce a rolled product with a diameter of up to 500 mm.
The project that aims to investigate and measure in several directions is implemented: from scrap classification to mechanographic analyses. Final objective: quality.
For the first time in the world, Q-ONE technology, designed by Danieli Automation to reduce electrical consumption in arc furnaces, is installed in the Sisak plant.
The QWR (Quality Wire Rod) rolling mill for the production of wire rod with a diameter from 5.5 to 25 mm is started up. This new project integrates and expands ABS services and products.
We consider innovation to be synonymous with development and growth: innovating means being at the forefront, always renewing our leadership in the market contexts that we have known for years. We focus on the strength of ideas and projects to make our work grow. We put intelligence, passion, creativity, technique, management and organization skills into our work: it is a constant, complex, demanding challenge that gives us great satisfaction. Our three guidelines for innovation are: products, systems and digital transformation.
The words we choose to use have important meanings. This is so for sustainability. Sustainability is not a fashion slogan, but a value that we pursue with great commitment as we firmly believe that it is possible to produce steel sustainably. We have chosen to follow the path of continuous improvement, because we know that in this area where impacts cannot be zeroed, it is essential to reduce them, preserving the environment and creating value for the community.
We focus on spreading a shared culture of health and safety. These are good practices that we can all adopt within the Company and transfer to our daily lives.
Our company is part of a reference community. For this reason, we make sure that each day our business activities are responsible, fair and collaborative. We want to improve the locasl quality of life, because the Company is closely linked to the context in which it is located. We use social innovation tools to strengthen our bond with the community around us, and we use new technological tools to counteract climate change and the effects we are experiencing.
People are our strength; our driving force. Each one of us at ABS, gives a unique contribution in terms of development and innovation: each person is jointly responsible for our mutual growth. Every day we work towards creating a climate of trust in which people are leading players and their qualities are recognized. We consider it one of our strong points. Shared knowledge and training are at the centre of a system that enhances each individual person. It goes without saying that everyone has talent, but there is also a strong spirit of collaboration which is our natural binding agent.
Your satisfaction is ours: customer centrality is like us putting one person … many people … at the centre of our attention, and working with a view to fulfilling the value that each one of you recognizes.
Where we are
We have long strived to expand our business in major world markets and achieve global reach.
Italia - via Buttrio, 28
33050, Cargnacco - Frazione di Pozzuolo del Friuli, Udine
Croazia - Braće Kavurić, 12
44 010, Sisak
Francia - 10, rue Pierre Simon De Laplace
Italia - Via Achille Grandi, 30
Svezia - Nastagatan 10C
Spagna - Via Vieja de Lezama, 82