Outokumpu had announced in June that it will divest its plate service center in Aalten in the Netherlands to Roba Holding. Outokumpu has now completed the divestment and the Aalten service center will continue to serve its customers as Roba Metals Plate Center as of 1 October. All the employees, management and operations in Aalten will become part of Roba Holding. Roba is a family-owned business located in the Netherlands. The company is a supplier of steel, stainless steel, aluminium, recycled metal as well as non-ferrous metals. Aalten’s products, services and contact people will remain the same going forward, and Outokumpu continues to supply Aalten with plates produced at Outokumpu mills.At PSC Benelux, located in Aalten in The Netherlands, plate service centers offer bending, sawing, welding, machining, laser cutting, plasma cutting and waterjet cutting. Plasma cutting is available in thicknesses up to 150 mm. Material up to 70 mm in thickness can be cut under water, reducing heat impact on the material. Thick dimension material (70-150 mm) is dry-cut. Waterjet cutting produces clean cuts with narrow tolerances, reducing the need for further machining and additional costs. Benelux water jets handle materials up to 150 mm in thickness and maximum plate dimensions of 6 by 3 meters. Advanced laser cutting equipment is used to process sheets 6 meters long by 2 meters wide. A 6 kW C02 laser cuts material up to 25 mm in thickness. Two quality cuts are available at Benelux: Standard, and Bright Line for high-shine, smooth cuts with narrow tolerances that need no subsequent processing. In machining, Benelux offers unique production efficiencies. Turning can be done in dimensions of up to 1,450 mm, and drilling and milling are performed on a table measuring 2,200 mm by 860 mm. The facility's CNC operation includes one machine equipped with multiple functions (turning/drilling) that streamline production processes.