SARUC (Southern African Roll Users Conference) is organised at suitable intervals (as determined by the Committee) by those metal and allied industries that use rolls in the manufacture of their products. The conferences are of a very high standard.

Approximately 280 delegates participate, of whom 100 are from the Steel Industry, with the balance being suppliers of all types of equipment and services within the Steel Industry. 

The conference is a forum for the exchange of knowledge in the metal and allied industries with the aim of improving quality, productivity, cost of production, and technical expertise. It allows delegates the opportunity to meet fellow users as well as local and international suppliers of equipment, consumables, and services.

The opinion of delegates is tested after each conference, in order to assess the success of the conference, gauge the needs of the industry, preferences regarding venues, technical papers etc., to continually improve and meet the needs of the industry.

It is envisaged that presentations will not be used as a marketing platform. Marketing opportunity will be provided in the form of exhibition space, time and opportunity to meet potential customers.

SARUC 2017

The next SARUC conference will be held on 26 and 27 October 2017.

The venue is the Quest Conference Center, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa (previously Emfuleni Conference Center - same venue as SARUC 2014).

As always, the SARUC committee is committed to presenting a conference that will add value to all concerned. A competitive edge leads companies to success and it is therefore imperative to continuously improve products and productivity, thus ensuring low cost of production; SARUC is an important event on this journey. We are pleased to say that SARUC 2014 was, as preceding conferences, a huge success - thanks mainly to sponsors, advertisers, presenters and of course delegates.

Call for technical papers

During the 2014 conference, you may have indicated that you would be interested in submitting a paper for the 2017 conference? Should you wish to submit a paper for consideration, kindly forward a synopsis to Henrihet Brooks, Henriehet.Brooks@arcelormittal.com on or before 16th September 2016. Please see “Call for papers” under the "Technical Papers" tab in the menu above for more detail on synopsis and information required.

Suitable papers to cover various topics will be chosen, after which we will request a draft technical presentation in a specific format. If the author will not be presenting the paper, we will require details of the presenter before a final decision is made.

SARUC serves the steel and associated industries.

We are looking forward to meeting old acquaintances and forging new friendships at SARUC 2017.

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