PSI Receives New Order from Vallourec

Use of PSImetals at the Youngstown plant in Ohio

Berlin, 29 November 2010 – PSI was commissioned by Vallourec, a world leader of premium tubular solutions, with the delivery of PSImetals as the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for the new small diameter rolling mill at the Youngstown plant in Ohio, USA.

Vallourec is already successfully using PSImetals at plants in Europe, South America and, with the new project, also in North America in the future. At the Youngstown plant, Vallourec is building a new state of the art small diameter rolling mill to support the anticipated increase in demand for seamless tubes that is associated with the expansion of the natural gas market in the USA.

PSImetals 5 incorporates the independent, complementary solutions of AIS, PSI and 4Production into one new integrated offering, creating a product line that provides an end-to-end solution for the complete supply chain. Metals-specific products support all processes from planning to production execution, in full consideration of the complexity of metals production. PSImetals 5 enables manufacturers of steel and non-ferrous metals to ensure their competitive edge by helping them reach the goal of full, on-time, quality certified delivery of their customer orders, while respecting inventory, productivity and cost performance targets.

PSI AG develops and integrates complete solutions, on the basis of its own software products, for the management of energy networks (electricity, gas, oil, heat, water), cross-company production management (metals, automotive, mechanical and plant engineering, mining, logistics) and infrastructure management for telecommunications, transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs 1,400 persons in the group.