Praksys S.A. - Steel technologies

Praksys S.A. - Steel technologies 


Praksys S.A., a subsidiary of Sidenor, was established in 2004. Praksys develops, markets and oversees the implementation of new technologies in structural and concrete reinforcing steel.  The company’s employees consist of specialised civil engineers who are involved in a wide range of activities:

  • Market research to develop new technologies
  • Conceptual machinery design 
  • Development of complete software packages (in-house and with external sub-contractors) 
  • Operations coordination and optimization 
  • Technical marketing and sales
  • Knowledge transfer to foreign markets 

The Company combines its civil engineering experience, knowledge of the construction market, machinery design skills, plant operation experience and IT expertise to provide support to the Group’s products and downstream operations. 

Praksys’ principal fields of research are into hollow structural sections and the industrial prefabrication of concrete reinforcing steel. The company initialised the latter in 2004 and identified Italian manufacturer AWM (now a steel group subsidiary) as an optimum partner. Praksys and AWM have since worked together to develop various versions of automatic prefabrication systems. The latest technology, patented under the Greek name Synthesis™, a unique system for the industrial-scale prefabrication of reinforcing steel., Praksys has also developed a complete software package to accompany the technology, including components such as product design, machine operation control, e-ordering, production planning and logistics. 

Praksys is currently evaluating more opportunities for Synthesis™ throughout the world and has also embarked on a new innovative project related to a special heavy-duty bending machine.