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Transparency of data – GHG numbers on quotations and EPD’s published

OSTP’s vision is to be the most efficient and sustainable company in our industry, and we strive to serve our customers in matters of responsibility to enable informed and responsible choices to be made.

 

Therefore, as of February 2023 we will display our GHG (Greenhouse Gas) CO2 emission data, both at our own mill gates and at the customer’s gates, on all offers made through our quoter app. This data is provided in good faith as customer service support information without any liability

OSTP Scopes and Gates - low CO2 footrprint

– The GHG data is initially based on our own calculations together with data from Carboncare, and will be verified as the work progresses, says Jyrki Sironen Sustainability Manager.

–  We take pride in being the first welded tubular supplier in our industry to display emissions data on offers, and the first manufacturer of stainless steel welded tubular products with certified EPDs. We trust that this will assist in considered choices to benefit the environment, says David Garrett Head of Sales and Marketing.

For questions regarding the commercial aspects please contact your local OSTP Sales Manager.


For Environmental and Sustainability questions please contact Jyrki Sironen, Sustainability Manager

 

 

Digitalisation and the manufacture of pipes and butt weld fittings – are they compatible?

Anders  Brännbacka, Group Coordinator Digitalisation
Anders Brännbacka, Group Coordinator Digitalisation

The combination is spot on. Anders Brännbacka is Group Coordinator Digitalisation in the OSTP Group, and improvement is his passion. He wants to break with the idea of traditional industry as something dark and unmodern. “We’re part of a very traditional industry, but what many don’t know is that change is already happening,” Brännbacka says. “Lots of companies – ours included – have begun the journey of digitalisation, automation and modernisation, yet we’ve been bad about communicating it. Perhaps because the cutting edge for us is not the same as in IT/telecom. The conditions and pace are different in our industry, but the progress is no less exciting.”

“For OSTP, this means that we already have several projects underway,” Brännbacka continues. “A digitalisation road map has been set, and we have stable working partners and an enthusiastic organisation. Naturally, this is nothing one does overnight. Rather, we’re working for the long term and step by step throughout the whole group, taking different steps at different times. It’s a journey where we’re learning from each other and working our way forward together.”

“If you look at our vision map for 2030, you get a very clear picture of our ambitions,” says Tim Sihvonen, head of IT and logistics in the OSTP Group. “Our goal is to be the most efficient and sustainable company within our field. That will place demands on our IT resources going forward, of course, but it will be a fantastic opportunity to work with our ongoing development. A truly transformative journey. At present we have five people in IT, me included, who work with overarching systems and strategy for the whole OSTP Group. In fact, we’re now looking for additional staff who want to be involved, influence and contribute to positive change.”

Tim Sihvonen, head of IT and logistics, OSTP Group.

Stainless Steel solutions – now is the time to discuss!

During these challenging times with rising costs such for materials, energy and transport, in addition to   challenges in achieving sustainability targets and ambitions, there can be no better time to discuss with OSTP’s commercial team material optimisation possibilities and solutions.

One of OSTP’s major strengths as a Leading Welded Stainless Steel supplier is the vast range of available grades (Austenitic / Lean Duplex / Duplex / Super Duplex / Super Austenitic / Heat & Creep etc) and dimensional solutions from 16mm to 2000mm od to complete a full Stainless Steel piping demand in both tubes, pipes and fittings.

The future potential for the tubular stainless steel industry is interesting with projects to come over the following 12 months. That demonstrates again, as we discovered during the height of the Pandemic, the resilience of this industrial segment.

Naturally there are still major concerns regarding the rising inflationary rates and increasing interest rates across Europe and not least the substantial increase in energy costs, impacting all industrial sectors and individual households.

Offering options for cost savings, life cycle benefits and more

Taking advantage of the expertise of OSTP’s commercial team can help you optimise your solutions.

It could be that considering a Metric Tru-Bore® or thin-walled ISO solution for your piping needs may offer substantial weight and cost savings or indeed a change from a traditional Austentic grade to a Lean Duplex, Duplex or Higher Alloy grade.

This could give substantial savings and/or life cycle benefits! A move from seamless to welded in appropriate circumstance could reduce costs and improve availability.

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Stainless Steel Conference & Expo Maastricht 2022

In September we were very pleased and proud to welcome customers to the OSTP Stand at the Stainless Steel World 2022 event. 

Dinner together with customers

With most of the OSTP commercial team present, we hosted our Wednesday night dinner event for our customers and enjoyed time with our valued customers face to face.

Despite being affected by the ongoing repercussions of the situation in the world today, the general atmosphere at the event was in fact rather upbeat.

The future potential for the tubular stainless steel industry is interesting with projects to come over the following 12 months. That demonstrates again, as we discovered during the height of the Pandemic, the resilience of this industrial segment.

Naturally there are still major concerns regarding the rising inflationary rates and increasing interest rates across Europe and not least the substantial increase in energy costs, impacting all industrial sectors and individual households.

Sustainability – on everyone’s mind!

It was very clear that the theme of Sustainability, which OSTP focused on for our stand this year, was at the forefront of everyone’s mind and of great interest to all our visitors.

At our Customer Evening Andrea Gatti (CEO) confirmed OSTP’s commitment to Sustainability as a core company value and outlined for our customers the innovative services OSTP intends to launch early in 2023 to an exceptionally positive response.

Further details will follow and be communicated in the coming months – so stay tuned!

Finally, a big thankyou to all customers who took the time to visit us, and we look forward to seeing you all again in September 2023.