Local media reported that ArcelorMittal expects to produce its first HRC at its new Mexican hot strip mill in Monterrey by December 2021. The company expects to supply hot strip steel products to domestic, non-auto, and general industry customers. ArcelorMittal México Head of Flat Steel Mr Jaime Luján while participating in the CONADIAC 2021 Virtual Congress highlighted that the new mill located in Lázaro Cárdenas Michoacán is the most modern of the group and will be able to substitute imports since Mexico imports 60% of its steel consumption. He told "We will provide a more immediate solution and have the opportunity to develop the product from chemistry to the user experience, whether in a finished vehicle and the entire steel transformation chain.”ArcelorMittal Mexico should produce a wide range of HRC products, with different specifications, from 1 inch up to 72 inches. The hot strip mill will produce 2.5 million tonnes of flat rolled steel.In Monterrey, ArcelorMittal has a world-class manufacturing facility focused on supporting the automotive industry. The facilities have two tube mills, a slitting line, cutting cells, a warehouse with humidity control and a mechanical testing laboratory. In addition to the tube business, ArcelorMittal Monterrey offers cutting services and steel distribution services.