During an interview with “Siderweb” at the tenth edition of the “Made in Steel 2023” conference, Giacomo Mareschi Danieli, the CEO of Danieli Group, discussed the company’s ambitious plans for the second half of the year, emphasizing a strong commitment to advancing electric steel mills, describing it as a “huge push”. This event provided a platform for showcasing these projects, with the Group’s subsidiary, ABS, actively participating in the conference.
“We anticipate a new era of greatness for aluminum”, stated CEO Giacomo Mareschi Danieli, emphasizing the positive outlook for Danieli Group in 2023. He also explained that the company views this year as “promising”. In terms of industry trends, they continue to align with those observed in the previous year: as he stated, “customers consistently seek solutions that ensure sustainability in financial, ecological, and social aspects”. “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, as the underlying goal remains consistent: “Generating more value while utilizing fewer resources”.
Giacomo Mareschi Danieli also stressed the crucial and ongoing importance of technology, pointing out that the Group is “well-prepared due to significant investments and the development of excellent ideas”: “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”.
In the interview, Giacomo Mareschi Danieli further highlighted the Group’s ongoing projects, which demonstrate its unwavering commitment to innovation. One of the most promising initiatives is the development of digital melting units, which the CEO described as “the most significant innovation in steelmaking in recent decades” and predicted its “increasing popularity in the future”. Furthermore, he stressed the importance of zero-emission technologies, noting that “although they have been available for several years, they have only recently gained serious attention”.
Finally, Giacomo Mareschi Danieli explained that Danieli Group is making significant investments in “AI-based management, not only at the machine level but also at the overall plant level”. According to him, “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”.