Yard Automation Solutions for the Metals Industry

Yard automation solutions specialist ABF and Primetals Technologies are partnering to explore optimizing solutions for interplant logistics. The optimization of quality, productivity, and flexibility demands the automation of intralogistics of semi-finished and finished products and a steel plant. From their location to a product “genealogy,” a fully automated yard system combines the comprehensive expertise of ABF and Primetals Technologies to provide the optimal solution for producers. Experience the signing ceremony at METEC 2023 and hear directly from the signees about the future of these solutions.

Our Speakers

Hermann Freiberger

Head of Research and Strategic Product Planning at ABF

Christian Hiebl


Hans-Jürgen Zeiher

Executive Vice President at Primetals Technologies & Head of Global Business Unit EA

Kurt Herzog

Head of Industry 4.0 at Primetals Technologies • Kurt Herzog has been with the company for 20 years and focuses on automation efforts that make the total complexity of steel-plant operation more manageable.

Dr. Christoph Stangl

Christoph Stangl has more than 25 years international experience in marketing, sales, consulting, manufacturing and (information) technology. At Primetals Technologies he acts as moderator, conceptioner and creator of remarkable content. Christoph focuses on the needs, pains, gains and solutions of steel producers to improve the automation, optimization and digitalization of their steel plants.