China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited Announces Introduction of a New
Laminated Steel Processing Line
ZHENGZHOU, China, Jan. 29, 2013
ZHENGZHOU, China, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Gerui Advanced
Materials Group Limited (NASDAQ: CHOP) ("China Gerui," or the "Company"), a
leading high precision, cold-rolled steel producer in China, today announced
the introduction of a new laminated steel processing line at its existing
production facilities in Zhengzhou, China. The new laminated steel processing
production line is estimated to be completed, tested and to begin commercial
production in the second quarter of 2013.
"With the addition of the new laminated steel production line, we are
broadening our product mix by providing a value-added, high-margin,
cold-rolled steel product," said Mr. Mingwang Lu, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of the Company. "This new capability is consistent with our strategy
to broaden our product offerings and enhance our competitive profile in order
to reach more customers with an expanded range of end-use products and
Mr. Lu continued, "We are looking to migrate further up the specialized
cold-rolled steel sector value chain with this new specialized steel material
and will continue to work on additional product initiatives that involve
technologies and end-use applications that appeal to both existing and new
customers. We believe that the new laminated steel production line will
further solidify our competitive edge as a leading specialized cold-rolled
steel materials producer in China."
The new laminated production line will utilize the Company's cold-rolled steel
as a raw material to produce a specialized steel material that will be
primarily marketed to the industries of food and beverage packaging,
electrical appliances, and construction and decoration. These markets are
expected to experience continued growth stimulated by rising domestic
consumption within the next few years. The new laminated production line is
designed to produce up to 30,000 tons per year of laminated steel sheets,
although there is room for further capacity expansion pending market demand.
Historically, China's domestic food and beverage industry has relied heavily
on imported food-grade metal packing materials. Thus, China's 15^th five-year
plan encourages domestic development and production of toxic-free,
environmentally-friendly, food-grade packing materials. China Gerui's growth
strategy of replacing imports with precision, high-end cold-rolled steel
products is consistent with the government's goals.
The laminating process requires a strictly controlled manufacturing process to
achieve strong adhesion between the laminating film and the cold-rolled steel
sheet. The Company expects to produce a highly stable, adaptable and top
quality product using the latest quality control instruments under a
high-level clean room environment. China Gerui has adopted the advanced
technology in this new production line, which also includes standards and
guidelines that ensure environmentally-friendly production processes.
About China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited
China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited is a leading niche and high
value-added steel processing company in China. The Company produces high-end,
high-precision, ultra-thin, high- strength, cold-rolled steel products that
are characterized by stringent performance and specification requirements that
mandate a high degree of manufacturing and engineering expertise. China
Gerui's products are not standardized commodity products. Instead, they are
tailored to customers' requirements and subsequently incorporated into
products manufactured for various applications. The Company sells its products
to domestic Chinese customers in a diverse range of industries, including the
food and industrial packaging, construction and household decorations
materials, electrical appliances, and telecommunications wires and cables. For
more information, please visit http://www.geruigroup.com.
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Company Contact: Investor Relations
Email: Vivian Chen Kevin Theiss
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Phone: 646-284-9427 Phone: 646-284-9409
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