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A-Ward wins 2012 steel prize

This year, the Swedish Steel Prize has been awarded to A-Ward Attachments Ltd. of New Zealand. The company has designed a flexible system using high-strength steel which compresses and packs metallic scrap in containers.

The aim of the Swedish Steel Prize is to inspire and disseminate knowledge about high strength steels and the possibilities to develop lighter, stronger and more sustainable products.

A-Ward has worked for two years to perfect the design of a scrap loader which improves the management and transportation of scrap. The loader is manufactured from SSAB’s Hardox wear plate.

The scrap is loaded directly onto the containers and horizontal loading reduces the risk of damage to the containers. Environmental impact is reduced because ordinary container transportation can be used.

Other nominated companies have been awarded the second prize in the 2012 Swedish Steel Prize. These companies are Gremo (Sweden) and Borcad CZ s.r.o (Czech Republic).