November 2010 - ArcelorMittal South Africa has used Asysco Migration
Technology (AMT) to convert their Unisys mainframe system to an open Windows
The converted applications (developed over 30 years) are running the mission
critical production control systems for their huge steel operation in South
Eighteen separate applications with their, approximately, 3 Million lines of
legacy COBOL code, serving 1500 end users, with a peak transaction volume of up
to 3 million per month, have been migrated to the modern Visual Studio
The project took precisely the 9 months planned, meeting the expected go live
weekend. Delivery was effected by an integrated project team including members
from ArcelorMittal, Gijima their outsourcing partner and Asysco with their
The comprehensive migration project converted all code,
data, and workflows. The final turn key delivery will allow ArcelorMittal to
harvest improvements in areas like operational management, printing and
reporting, interfacing, web access, etc.
After the first week on the new platform, ArcelorMittal is now looking
forward to a lowered TCO and a modernised and more flexible environment.
ArcelorMittal has led the consolidation of the world steel industry and today
ranks as the only truly global steelmaker, and is present in more than 60
ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global markets, including
automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. The Group leads in
R&D and technology, holds sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and
operates extensive distribution networks.
ArcelorMittal is a successor to Mittal Steel, a business founded in 1989 by
Mr. Lakshmi N. Mittal. It has experienced rapid and steady growth since then
largely through the consistent and disciplined execution of a successful
ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of Paris (MT), Amsterdam (MT),
New York (MT), Brussels (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges
of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).