Steelmer joins Hardox In My Body

First manufacturer in Thailand joins SSAB's quality program

Dec. 31, 2019
Steelmer’s qualification for Hardox In My Body ensures its tipper, dump bodies deliver ‘unsurpassed wear resistance’

Truck and tipper body manufacturer Steelmer is the first Thai company to qualify for the Hardox In My Body program, according to global steel produce SSAB.

Steelmer, headquartered in Rayong on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, designs, fabricates and assembles tipper and dump truck bodies, hook lift containers, water and vacuum tanks, and waste compactors.

The company has been in business for more than 20 years and is a leading manufacturer in the Thai market, SSAB said. It produces roughly 250 units each year for some of the biggest names in heavy equipment, including Volvo, Nissan and Man, and sells its products in the domestic and international markets.

Steelmer holds ISO 9001 certification and has a full quality control system in place to help ensure it meets the highest standards prior to release and delivery to customers.

In its continued commitment to quality, Steelmer applied for its tippers and containers to be certified as Hardox In My Body.

The program is limited to companies with a proven track record of excellence in fabrication that have shown their production process, welding quality and design meet SSAB’s defined standards, the Nordic steel company said. Each logo comes with a unique ID that is traceable and identifies the origin and material used.

Customers will know the product is made from genuine Hardox wear plate and not an inferior imitation. In addition, all tippers and containers bearing the logo are certified to deliver “unsurpassed wear resistance and impact strength,” SSAB claimed.

“The combination of hardness and through-toughness is what makes Hardox outstanding,” SSAB maintained. “For about five years now, Steelmer has been using Hardox steel in its tippers, trucks and other equipment, including cement plant ducting that uses Hardox 500.

“The company is currently working on production of a solid-waste container bin made of Hardox 450.”