Wear resistant steel – join Tata Steel to talk about the future

By Charlotte Kemp10 February 2021

What does the future of the construction equipment sector look like in Europe? How does the sector adapt and move forward from the Covid-19 crisis? And what does this mean for construction equipment manufacturers?

These are some of the questions we’ll be looking at before we dive into our webinar about Valast®, Tata Steel’s new abrasion resistant steel product designed for construction equipment.

In the webinar, we’ll explore how abrasion resistant steel can support manufacturers as they develop more sustainable and long-lasting construction equipment. Valast can facilitate for example, better automated processing, it can improve scrap rates and even lower costs.

What have been the biggest learnings from 2020? What should we now expect to see in the construction equipment industry over the short, medium and long term? And how can Valast benefit construction equipment makers and their customers?

Join Tata Steel for the Let’s talk about the future webinar at 13:30 (CET) on Thursday 18 March as it brings together a group of experts to look at the European construction equipment market and introduce Valast, the newest product in abrasion resistant steel.

Register here for Let’s talk about the future

Time: 13:30-14:30 CET
Date: Thursday 18 March 2021
There is no cost to join the event.

Panel guests include:
Chris Sleight, Managing Director - Off Highway Research, KHL
Chris Sleight is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on global construction equipment markets. He holds an honours degree in civil engineering, and since joining KHL Group in 1997 has edited the world’s two leading magazines for the industry – International Construction and Construction Europe.

Following the acquisition of Off-Highway Research by KHL in June 2015, Chris transferred to the market intelligence, forecasting and management consultancy business. He assumed the role of Managing Director of the business unit at the start of 2018 and is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day running of the division.

Derick Smart, Advanced Engineering, Tata Steel Europe
Based at our facilities at Warwick University, Derick is a mechanical engineer. He believes in working closely with customers to deliver improved value and providing the end user with lighter and more efficient vehicles capable of meeting the future challenges of a sustainable world.

Gert Jan Arlman - Marketing Manager Heavy Vehicles, Tata Steel Europe
With 15 years’ experience in the European steel sector, Gert Jan Arlman has spent the last seven years helping heavy duty vehicle manufacturers integrate the best materials solutions for their latest construction products.

Adrian Davies - Sustainability Lead, Tata Steel Europe
Managing new product development and sustainability strategy for Tata Steel in the UK, Adrian Davis has been instrumental in developing its new abrasion resistant steel, Valast® 450.

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