Finland based Outokumpu, leading stainless steel manufacturer has been bestowed with best innovative new age raw material supplier award instituted by Vibrant India an organisation linked with houseware and home appliances .

Outokumpu is well known for its new age high quality offering in surface finishes and grades including R2R and high chromium ferritic stainless steel grade 1.4622 stainless steel with improved corrosion resistance, strength, and formability. Both products are best suited for emerging food and drink industry, home ware, catering and industry.

“Stainless steel is now the preferred material for home ware , catering, home appliances, modern building and architecture due to its high mechanical strength, resistance to corrosion, aesthetics and cost efficiency. It performs well in extreme climate conditions and needs little maintenance.” Said Mr Yatinder Pal Singh Suri, Managing Director and Country head, Outokumpu India.

“The widespread use of stainless steel in the food and drink, catering and kitchenware industry reflects the fact that stainless steel resists corrosion by most food and beverages. The product is not contaminated by stainless steel, and consequently no flavours or discolouration is imparted to the food and drink. In addition, stainless steel is readily cleaned, providing hygiene in food processing and handling. Stainless steel is also strong and can be formed into necessary shapes for food processing, handling and storage. Stainless steel is the ideal material to use in the food & drink industry” said Mr Suri.

“As a versatile, long-lasting and 100 per cent recyclable material, stainless steel offers great opportunities for a number of industries to create a more sustainable future.Outokumpu has been lauded, recognised and rewarded by the end user industry, and associations and business platforms for bringing the most modern and innovative stainless steel products and applications to India. Our innovative products have made Indian end users competitive in the global markets and even the domestic industry has gained knowledge from the products and applications which India is not capable to offer currently.

We are the global benchmark in sustainability on the Dow Jones sustainability index. Even our competitors respect us. International Stainless Steel Forum (a body of global stainless steel producers) did so by giving the first sustainability award to Outokumpu.

Our in-house research and development on products and processes has led to development of many new grades. Being the oldest and emerging leader in stainless steel, we have so much to offer to India. The nation needs us and we are ready to do our best to build Stainless India.