Yirui's Alloy Symphony Unveiled

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Henan Yirui's strategic expansion takes flight as its new aluminum hot rolling mill, supplied by SMS group, kicks off production two months ahead of schedule. The success stems from SMS group's innovative refurbishment and integration of secondhand equipment. The mill's cutting-edge technology and efficient collaboration between Yirui and SMS group accelerate the project, reinforcing their successful partnership.


Henan Yirui New Material Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Henan Mingtai group, has achieved a significant milestone by initiating production on its new aluminum hot rolling mill, ahead of schedule. This mill, a key component in Yirui's strategic expansion, is located in Gongyi, Henan Province, China. The accomplishment, two months earlier than planned, is a testament to the collaborative efforts between Yirui and SMS group.

The project involved refurbishing and integrating components from a secondhand 1+1 hot rolling mill into the 1+4 hot strip mill at Gongyi. SMS group, a renowned provider of innovative solutions for the metals industry, supplied the mechanical equipment, fluid systems, and X-Pact® electrical equipment and process automation. Notably, three new finishing mill stands feature advanced CVC® technology, ensuring superior strip quality.

Originally scheduled for the first quarter of 2024, the early success can be attributed to the superior technology employed and the exceptional dedication of both Henan Yirui and SMS group. The seamless integration of secondhand equipment into a modern four-stand tandem mill posed a challenge, but SMS group's solution, particularly the new SMS X-Pact® Level 2 process model, ensured a fully integrated 1+4 aluminum hot strip mill.

Liu Jie, General Manager of Henan Mingtai Aluminium, expressed satisfaction with SMS group's solution and its smooth implementation. This success follows Yirui's previous collaboration with SMS group on a six-high cold rolling mill and an AMOVA high-bay coil storage system.

SMS group's reputation for future-oriented technologies and outstanding service in the metals industry is evident in this project. With a goal to pave the way for a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry, SMS group continues to be a reliable partner for challenging projects.


Henan Yirui's new aluminum hot rolling mill, brought to life two months ahead of schedule, marks a significant achievement in the company's expansion. The successful collaboration with SMS group, known for its innovative solutions in the metals industry, highlights the seamless integration of technology and the dedication of both teams. This early success not only accelerates Yirui's strategic goals but also reinforces the strong partnership between Yirui and SMS group. The project's success is a testament to the commitment to efficiency, cutting-edge technology, and a shared vision for the future of the metals industry.

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