Acero Simec Apizaco steel plant

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Acero Simec Apizaco steel plant (Acería Simec Apizaco), also known as Atlax, is a 650 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant operating in Xaloztoc, Tlaxcala, Mexico.


The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Xaloztoc, Tlaxcala, Mexico.

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  • Location: Carretera Federal México - Veracruz km 123 s/n, 90460 Tlaxcala, Mexico[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 19.395628, -98.088777 (exact)


Acero Simec operates another EAF facility in the same town that has a 480 tons billet capacity (435 tonnes).[2]

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date
operating[3] 2018[4]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
Grupo Simec SAB de CV [100%][5] 4295884304 [100%] Aceros Especiales Simec Tlaxcala SA de CV[6] 5080034040

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Steel sector end users Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
semi-finished; finished rolled[7] billet, SBQ (special bar quality) steel, rebar[7] automotive; building and infrastructure; energy; steel packaging; tools and machinery; transport[8] electric arc furnace (EAF)[4][9] 1 EAF (began in 2018; Danieli 90-tonne)[10][11][4]

Table 4: Crude Steel Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):

Electric arc furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
650 TTPA[10][4][12][9] 650 TTPA

Table 5: Actual Crude Steel Production by Year (thousand tonnes per annum):

Year BOF Production EAF Production OHF Production Total (all routes)
2021 490 TTPA[13] 490 TTPA[13]

Articles and Resources


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  2. "Annual Reports". SIMEC Group. Retrieved 2022-03-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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