The story of Vardhman Special Steels Ltd. began back in the year 1973 with the commissioning of Oswal Steels at Faridabad, with an initial capacity to produce 50,000 metric tonnes of special & alloy steels.
The Turning Points
The year 1986 was a major turning point in the history of Vardhman Special Steels Limited. The Company acquired another plant in Ludhiana, which was later upgraded to an installed capacity of 1,00,000 metric tonnes per annum.
1995, VSSL (then known as VSS) installed an ultra-modern Steel Melting Shop comprising of a 30 ton UHP Electric Arc Furnace and a 9/6 meter Bloom Caster with Electromagnetic Stirrer.
2000, Vacuum Degassing (V.D) System capable of reaching a vacuum of less than 1.0 millibar was commissioned, further improving the already laudable manufacturing capabilities of the company.
2001, VSSL product portfolio was strengthened with addition of Bright Bar Facility.
2011, VSSL was incorporated as independent identity under Vardhman Group. Before that steel division was unit of Vardhman Textiles Limited.
2013, VSSL installed a fully automatic rolling mill with capacilty of 1,50,000 metric tonnes , 33 TPH hearth type reheating furnace. Reversible 2 high shiftable stand with bar manipulator. The same year VSSL installed Magnaflux leakage testing system (Dr.Foerster Germany), and Ultrasonic Testing from (Olympus, Canada).
During the last four decades, VSSL has enabled numerous organizations from diverse industries to consolidate their foothold in their respective markets and provide superior quality and reliability to their customers.
Vardhman Special Steels Limited incorporates cutting-edge manufacturing technology, ensuring the highest levels of quality and compliance. In addition, the company acknowledges the significance of preserving the environment and therefore, leaves no stone unturned to minimize the carbon footprints of its facilities. VSSL's technical capabilities include:
- 30MT EAF (UHP-EBT) - GA Danielli, Italy
- LRF- 30MT Ladle Refining, Twin wire feeding for AI & S
- Vacuum Degassing Unit- VAI Technometal, Austria/Germany
- Bloom Caster - Concast Zurich, Switzerland
- Rolling Mill - Morgradshammer Sweden
- MFLT and Automatic UST
- Heat Treatment
- Bright Bar Shop