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Luvata receives ThyssenKrupp Supplier of Year Award

Luvata receives ThyssenKrupp Supplier of Year Award

Pictured L-R:  Kevin Reid, Vice President Procurement ThyssenKrupp North America; Jyrki Rantanen, Executive Vice President Luvata Pori; Mike Charles, Sales Director North America Aleris-China; Bob Beatty, Executive Vice President of Outokumpu Stainless Bar North America.; and Edward Kurasz, CEO ThyssenKrupp North America.


(16 October 2019) Luvata was presented with the Red Metals Supplier of the Year Award for 2018 at the ThyssenKrupp Materials North America's Copper and Brass Division Supplier Awards banquet held Tuesday, September 16, 2019 in Toledo, Ohio. The award recognizes Luvata for its high performance in terms of product quality, delivery performance, market competitiveness and partnership.

ThyssenKrupp handed out awards in three material categories: stainless steel, aluminium and red metals. "This award recognizes our valued suppliers and the important role they play in our success," says Kevin Reid, Vice President of Strategic Procurement for ThyssenKrupp Materials North America, Copper and Brass Sales Division.

"I am very proud to receive this award on behalf of our entire team," indicates Jyrki Rantanen, Executive Vice President for Luvata in Pori, Finland. "We are proud to be a partner with ThyssenKrupp Materials NA in establishing a fully integrated supply chain solution that considers other factors in addition to product quality."

Luvata is a leading manufacturer of high purity coppers including oxygen-free copper (OF-OK) and oxygen-free certified grade copper (OFE-OK). OFE-OK copper rods and specialty tubes are commonly found in electron devices or used in medical applications. Among the industrial copper grades, oxygen-free copper provides the highest electrical and thermal conductivity. 

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Susan Porter
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Phone: +1 740 368 7750
Email: susan.porter[@]luvata.com


About Luvata

Luvata is a world leader in metal solutions manufacturing and related engineering services to industries such as renewable energy, automotive, healthcare, and power generation and distribution. The company's continued success is attributed to its longevity, technological excellence and strategy of building partnerships beyond metals. Employing over 1,400 staff in 7 countries, Luvata works in partnership with customers including ABB, CERN, Siemens and Toyota. Luvata is a group company of Mitsubishi Materials Corporation.

Oxygen-free copper

Luvata OF-OK is a high-purity copper with electrical conductivity of at least 100 % IACS. 

OF-OK tube applications

  • power generator phase rings
  • high-vacuum devices
  • high RRR (Residual Resistance-Ratio) cryogenic components
  • wave guides
  • klystrons
  • microwave transmitter

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