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    Introduction

    Linssen Yachts needed the flattest and most tension-free sheet steel on the market to produce the ultimate in luxury vessel design. Tata Steel was the perfect partner.

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    Summary

    Summary

    • Industry leader

      Tata Steel’s hot-rolled S235 steel supplied to luxury boat builder

    • High quality properties

      S235 is high strength, has excellent formability, and is easily weldable

    • Our speciality

      Specialist product enables a high end-quality finish

    • Wide range of products

      S235 produced in various sheet sizes and gauges

     

    Partners like Tata Steel support us in moving closer to our objective: building dream yachts as unique as our customers. The only steel for us is Tata Steel. No other steel will do. It is the flattest and most tension-free sheet steel available on the market.

    Ruben Linssen, managing director at Linssen Yachts.


    Introduction

    Linssen Yachts’ boats are renowned for their graceful lines and excellent handling performance. Tata Steel’s strategic manufacturing partnership ensures the boat builder stays ahead of its rivals – in the marketplace and on the water.

    The challenge

    Linssen Yachts must access consistently high-performance steel for its unique ‘in series’ production process to maintain its competitive advantage.

    The solution

    Using its distinctive partnering approach, Tata Steel developed an innovative combination of S235 steel product and Linssen Yachts’ unparalleled manufacturing process to create ultra-smooth hulls that glide through the water. 

    The product

    Linssen Yachts has earned its global reputation on state-of-the-art cruisers and motor yachts made from steel. The company’s exclusive use of S235 steel is true testament to the quality of Tata Steel’s product.

    Challenge

    Challenge

    Advanced technology creates dream boats

    Linssen Yachts needed a reliable, secure source of steel that consistently performed at the highest level, for use in its unique ‘in series’ production process. Fundamental to the end-quality of its vessels, this process, when combined with premium, consistent steel, creates ultra-smooth hulls that glide through the water.

    Direct delivery enhances production

    Linssen Yachts takes several stages to shape and craft state-of-the-art boats in its main production hall. Its unique manufacturing process involves:

    • Using a plasma-cutting machine to turn tension-free sheets into components
    • Welding components together to form the hull
    • Blast cleaning the structure to maximise smoothness

    Flow-production system is unrivalled

    After the application of various layers of filler and paint, the hull is complete, but empty on the inside. At this point it is moved to one of three Logicam-production lines. This technology is a flow-production system where the yachts are fitted out with:

    • Engines
    • Tanks
    • Cabling
    • Electronics
    • Floors, interior, furniture and windows

    To ensure optimum quality control, Linssen Yachts produces all the required modules in-house, which are then fitted in the yacht. After each production phase the yachts move through the hall to the next stage, until the product is complete.

    Series production is a singular and deliberate choice, ensuring unsurpassed quality. Maintaining this level of quality and craftsmanship requires consistent steel grades that match Linssen Yachts' expert production capability and ensure that the company maintains its market-leading position.

    Solution

    Solution

    Relationship building boosts manufacturing capability

    A thorough understanding of Linssen Yachts’ particular performance needs meant Tata Steel grasped the importance of supplying structural steel that was:

    • Exceptionally strong
    • Highly formable
    • Easily weldable

    Using world-class steel for high-performance hulls

    After confirming the technical requirements, Tata Steel established that its S235 structural steel was ideal, due to a number of key factors:

    • It is exceptionally consistent, ensuring the highest-quality finish every time
    • S235 plates are especially flat and tension-free – ideal for high performance boats

    Developing global best practice in yacht building

    Technical standards in the production of Linssen Yachts are exceedingly high due to the firm’s commitment to deliver the best quality possible. Its product development team focuses on:

    • Continuous product and process innovation
    • Incorporating the very latest techniques into yacht building practice worldwide

    Productive dialogue revealed that the combination of S235 steel and Linssen Yachts’ unique ‘in series’ production process would deliver:

    • Extremely smooth hulls that cut rapidly through the water
    • Much less use of filler than rivals, creating a higher quality product

    Delivering total supply chain efficiency

    Tata Steel’s supply chain partner, MCB Stahl, delivers S235 steel plates directly to the manufacturing facility of Linssen Yachts.

    Tata Steel also works closely with the customer in a development partnership across the complete supply chain to provide:

    • Specified technical support
    • Material expertise

    The effective combination of this expertise results in a process that enables Linssen Yachts to use S235 steel in a number of applications.

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    Summary

    • Industry leader

      Tata Steel’s hot-rolled S235 steel supplied to luxury boat builder

    • High quality properties

      S235 is high strength, has excellent formability, and is easily weldable

    • Our speciality

      Specialist product enables a high end-quality finish

    • Wide range of products

      S235 produced in various sheet sizes and gauges

     

    Partners like Tata Steel support us in moving closer to our objective: building dream yachts as unique as our customers. The only steel for us is Tata Steel. No other steel will do. It is the flattest and most tension-free sheet steel available on the market.

    Ruben Linssen, managing director at Linssen Yachts.


    Introduction

    Linssen Yachts’ boats are renowned for their graceful lines and excellent handling performance. Tata Steel’s strategic manufacturing partnership ensures the boat builder stays ahead of its rivals – in the marketplace and on the water.

    The challenge

    Linssen Yachts must access consistently high-performance steel for its unique ‘in series’ production process to maintain its competitive advantage.

    The solution

    Using its distinctive partnering approach, Tata Steel developed an innovative combination of S235 steel product and Linssen Yachts’ unparalleled manufacturing process to create ultra-smooth hulls that glide through the water. 

    The product

    Linssen Yachts has earned its global reputation on state-of-the-art cruisers and motor yachts made from steel. The company’s exclusive use of S235 steel is true testament to the quality of Tata Steel’s product.

    Challenge

    Advanced technology creates dream boats

    Linssen Yachts needed a reliable, secure source of steel that consistently performed at the highest level, for use in its unique ‘in series’ production process. Fundamental to the end-quality of its vessels, this process, when combined with premium, consistent steel, creates ultra-smooth hulls that glide through the water.

    Direct delivery enhances production

    Linssen Yachts takes several stages to shape and craft state-of-the-art boats in its main production hall. Its unique manufacturing process involves:

    • Using a plasma-cutting machine to turn tension-free sheets into components
    • Welding components together to form the hull
    • Blast cleaning the structure to maximise smoothness

    Flow-production system is unrivalled

    After the application of various layers of filler and paint, the hull is complete, but empty on the inside. At this point it is moved to one of three Logicam-production lines. This technology is a flow-production system where the yachts are fitted out with:

    • Engines
    • Tanks
    • Cabling
    • Electronics
    • Floors, interior, furniture and windows

    To ensure optimum quality control, Linssen Yachts produces all the required modules in-house, which are then fitted in the yacht. After each production phase the yachts move through the hall to the next stage, until the product is complete.

    Series production is a singular and deliberate choice, ensuring unsurpassed quality. Maintaining this level of quality and craftsmanship requires consistent steel grades that match Linssen Yachts' expert production capability and ensure that the company maintains its market-leading position.

    Solution

    Relationship building boosts manufacturing capability

    A thorough understanding of Linssen Yachts’ particular performance needs meant Tata Steel grasped the importance of supplying structural steel that was:

    • Exceptionally strong
    • Highly formable
    • Easily weldable

    Using world-class steel for high-performance hulls

    After confirming the technical requirements, Tata Steel established that its S235 structural steel was ideal, due to a number of key factors:

    • It is exceptionally consistent, ensuring the highest-quality finish every time
    • S235 plates are especially flat and tension-free – ideal for high performance boats

    Developing global best practice in yacht building

    Technical standards in the production of Linssen Yachts are exceedingly high due to the firm’s commitment to deliver the best quality possible. Its product development team focuses on:

    • Continuous product and process innovation
    • Incorporating the very latest techniques into yacht building practice worldwide

    Productive dialogue revealed that the combination of S235 steel and Linssen Yachts’ unique ‘in series’ production process would deliver:

    • Extremely smooth hulls that cut rapidly through the water
    • Much less use of filler than rivals, creating a higher quality product

    Delivering total supply chain efficiency

    Tata Steel’s supply chain partner, MCB Stahl, delivers S235 steel plates directly to the manufacturing facility of Linssen Yachts.

    Tata Steel also works closely with the customer in a development partnership across the complete supply chain to provide:

    • Specified technical support
    • Material expertise

    The effective combination of this expertise results in a process that enables Linssen Yachts to use S235 steel in a number of applications.

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