Monday, June 26, 2023

Giacomo Mareschi Danieli talks about Danieli Group’s projects at the “Made in Steel” conference

Giacomo Mareschi Danieli, Danieli Group’s CEO, was at the “Made in Steel” conference where he was interviewed by Siderweb to discuss the company’s future plans, in which technology and innovation keep having a crucial role.

Giacomo Mareschi Danieli

Danieli Group’s CEO Giacomo Mareschi Danieli at “Made in Steel 2023” conference

Giacomo Mareschi Danieli, CEO of Danieli Group since 2017, was at the tenth edition of “Made in Steel”, the international Conference & Exhibition dedicated to steel industry, with the Group’s subsidiary ABS. It was an occasion to showcase the company’s projects. During the interview with Siderweb, the CEO revealed the ambitious plans that Danieli Group has in store for the second half of the year, particularly emphasizing the company’s strong commitment to advancing electric steel mills, which is described as a “huge push”. The CEO also highlighted the positive outlook for Danieli Group in 2023. “We anticipate a new era of greatness for aluminum”, he said, explaining that the company expects this year to be very “promising”. As for the industry trends, Giacomo Mareschi Danieli observes that they seem to align with those seen in the previous year. In particular, “customers consistently seek solutions that ensure sustainability in financial, ecological, and social aspects”, stated the CEO. “The concept of green steel now encompasses what was once referred to as efficiency, or later as Industry 2.0-3.0-4.0”, he added. The main goal, instead, is still the same: “generating more value while utilizing fewer resources”.

Innovation, technology and AI: what’s on the agenda of the company led by Giacomo Mareschi Danieli

As for the Group’s ongoing projects, Giacomo Mareschi Danieli explained that they all have a common thread, which is innovation. Since technology keeps playing a key role in the steel industry, the Group is hence “well-prepared due to significant investments and the development of excellent ideas”. Among the most promising initiatives of the company there is the development of digital melting units, which the CEO described as “the most significant innovation in steelmaking in recent decades”, stating that their popularity is set to grow in the future. Zero-emission technologies are also gaining more and more importance. “Although they have been available for several years, they have only recently gained serious attention”, said the CEO. Then he went on to explain: “In recent times, alongside the demand for efficiency, there has been a growing focus on decarbonization. Even customers who were previously hesitant to invest in this area have been compelled to do so in order to avoid potential obsolescence. This trend further reinforces the success of technology-driven companies like ours, where technology plays a pivotal role”. Another area in which Danieli Group is making significant investments is that of artificial intelligence, in particular “AI-based management, not only at the machine level but also at the overall plant level”. Giacomo Danieli Mareschi has no doubt that “the integration of mechanical, electrical, and artificial intelligence technology will be the crucial factor for the solutions currently under development, and in the near future, it will become the standard”.

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