Performance in Ironmaking
Our customer promise is Performance in Ironmaking.Focusing on the customer and meeting his product and service requirements are fundamental for Performance in Ironmaking.
The LKAB Group’s dominant operation is supplying ironore products to steelworks customers. Our market strategy is to provide more customer value than competitors.This means that we will deliver such high quality and service that customers will want to retain us as a supplier even in bad times. Our customers will want us to remainon the market, even in a recession, since LKAB’s products will not be easily replaceable. This provides the stability that our investment-heavy business demands.LKAB’s Performance in Ironmaking means increased efficiency in our steelworks customers’ processes. Through close, in-depth collaborations with our customers, we develop our products and help improve their processes, ensuring that we maintain our leading market position.Everyone at LKAB helps fulfil our promise, thus leading customers to regard our products as having superior properties. Performance may refer to the development of innovative solutions in such diverse areas as energy use, housing construction or career development. Or being committed every day to performing your part of a process with an accuracy that reduces the risk of interruptions. LKAB’s focus on high, uniform quality and reliable deliveries should permeate everything we do.To live up to our promise, we must constantly continueto develop in close cooperation with our customers.This approach should characterise our entire Group.
Different way to get there.
Our planned investment in an experimental DR plant is an important means of maintaining a technological lead in this area of application.
The third stage of the ULCOS project’s goal of reducing CO2 emissions in steel production by 50 per cent is taking place in collaboration with customers at LKAB’s experimental blast furnace.
LKAB will continue its systematic, long-term strategic investments in skills accumulation and supply, especially through collaboration with Luleå University of Technology, the Hjalmar Lundbohm Research Centre, the LKAB Excellence Centre and investments in the LKAB Academy.
LKAB is the global pellets technology leader. It delivers an added value characterized as the market’s best value-in-use by our customers when it comes to cost-effective iron production. One important element is the fact that LKAB products are climate smart.
The company’s sustained R&D efforts are based on achieving a fundamental understanding of the function of its products within its customers’ processes, and that our own production processes are world class. This forms the basis for ensuring LKAB’s long-term competitiveness.
Competition is increasing, which means that LKAB’s current lead is threatened. We are working to launch new generations of blast furnace pellets and technologies specially designed for direct reduction. LKAB participates in developments that will reduce CO2emissions by 80–100 per cent.