In 1975 we began manufacturing wire rod at the Aceros de Guatemala plant in zone 12. In 1981, we optimized the rolling mill to double production and produce wire rod at a rate of 32 meters per second, generating a monthly capacity of 6,000 tons. In 2008, we moved the factory to Parque Industrial Sidegua, in Masagua, Escueintla, where in October of that same year we began operations with a new rolling mill.
The wire rod production process uses low-carbon steel billets, manufactured at our steel plant. The billets pass through a reheated furnace in which the temperature is raised to 1,150°C. They are then go through three forming stages in the rolling mill. The final finish is performed on a high-speed (95m/s), Twist Free, mono-block finisher, to reduce its dimension until the wire rod, with a 5.5 mm to 16mm diameter, is produced. We can also produce corrugated wire rod in 7mm to 5/8” rolls.
The finished spiral-shaped product is transported to the roll shaper where it is strapped and labeled before it is sent to the store and made available for dispatch.