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Ukrainian pipe manufacturer "Centravis" strengthens expansion in international markets

Ukraine / Ferrous metallurgy

Despite the crisis and the global drop in demand for pipe products, the Nikopol pipe manufacturer Centravis continues to strengthen its position in the world market.

Ukrainian pipe manufacturer "Centravis" strengthens expansion in international markets

The Ukrainian manufacturer of seamless pipes has managed to expand the geography of supplies and increase its presence in countries such as Australia, Japan, Canada, as well as in the regions of the Middle East and Latin America.

In 2020, Centravis began supplying piping for piping and connections for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project in the UK. The company also signed a contract for the supply of furnace pipes for the British Bousted International Heaters.

“We focus on the production of high-tech products, investing heavily in new developments and our R&D department to stay one step ahead of the competition and offer our customers the best product. This is the only way to compete in the world market, there is no other way, especially in the context of a pandemic and a radical fall in the world economy - by 4-5% according to the forecasts of the IMF and the World Bank, ”said Yuri Atanasov, General Director of Centravis.

According to him, in 2020 the company has already invested over 1.3 million euros in the modernization of production.

When fulfilling project orders, Centravis has implemented a number of innovative solutions. For example, the technology of heat treatment of bright annealing of martensitic and martensitic-ferritic steel pipes up to 26 meters long, has launched new products on the market that can reduce the weight of the finished product by 40%, which in turn reduces emissions into the atmosphere due to lower fuel consumption ...

The company is still one of the top 10 global manufacturers of seamless stainless pipes with a major pool of customers in the nuclear power, automotive and instrumentation industries.

The total production volume of Centravis for 10 months of 2020 amounted to 14.92 thousand tons.

This is 13% less than in the same period last year. Meanwhile, the company's production rate is ahead of the industry average.

As a reminder, in January-August 2020, Ukrainian pipe enterprises reduced pipe production by 27% compared to the same period last year - to 539.1 thousand tons.

“By the end of the year, we plan to reach the production rate of 17.5-17.6 thousand tons. This will be less than in 2019, but in such a turbulent year, our team was able to adequately respond to all global challenges. Times are very difficult, but interesting, and we look to the future with optimism, ”concluded Yuri Atanasov.

Centravis is one of the world's largest manufacturers of seamless stainless pipes. The company was founded in 2000. Production facilities are located in Nikopol (Dnepropetrovsk region). Centravis is one of the world's top 10 players, supplies products to Thyssenkrupp, BMW, Alstom, Linde, Samsung, Volkswagen and other companies. The company employs over 1,400 people.

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