Company: Hyundai Steel Corp.
Headquarters: Dangjin, South Korea
Size of Company: More than $1B (525.7 billion KRW); 1,105 employees
Industry: Steel fabrication
Primary Product Line: A wide variety of products ranging from high-quality H-beams to reinforcing bars
Name of Project: Automation system for new integrated mill
Project Objective: To standardize and simplify development of 20 subsystems used for process control in a new, integrated steel mill that takes a unique, green approach to material processing
Technologies Employed: ILS integration middleware, Oracle ERP, Cisco industrial networking
Accomplishments/ROI: System standardization and simplification reduced program, integration, and system test errors and enabled continuous operation. The mill includes a closed-roof raw material processing system that allows Hyundai to reduce dust and other types of pollution while minimizing material losses. The $321 million closed-roof raw material handling facility can store 3 million tons of iron ore, coal, and other raw material. It will feed two blast furnaces that together will produce 8 million metric tons of steel annually.