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NLMK steel for new Liebherr mobile cranes with increased lifting capacity

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NLMK Group, an international metallurgical company, has supplied the first batch of high-strength Quend 1100 steel to one of the leaders in the lifting equipment market - Liebherr.

Steel from the Belgian company NLMK Clabecq will be used to produce a telescopic boom for a new type of Liebherr mobile crane with a lifting capacity of 230 tons. A prototype was manufactured and exhibited at the international exhibition of equipment for the construction and mining of minerals bauma 2019.

As part of bauma 2019, a delegation of NLMK Group led by President Grigory Fedorishin met with the leaders of Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH (produces self-propelled cranes) and Liebherr-Purchasing Services GmbH and discussed the expansion of the partnership, in particular the development of the line of high-strength Quend brands and their application in the Liebherr models being developed.

“For a number of years NLMK has been supplying products to Liebherr enterprises, and we are glad to continue active cooperation with our key client. Quend 960 and Quend 1100 are complex high-strength steels. They meet increased requirements for strength, surface quality and thickness tolerances. The development of high value-added products is a strategic priority of NLMK Group, ”commented Ilya Gushchin, Vice President for Sales at NLMK Group.

In 2018, high-strength steel grades Quend 960 and Quend 1100 (min yield strength 960 MPa and 1 100 MPa, respectively) have been homologated (tested for compliance with the requirements) by the leaders of the lifting equipment market: Liebherr, Manitowoc Cranes, Tadano Faun GmbH.

Information about bauma

Bauma is the world's largest specialized exhibition for construction equipment, equipment for the production of building materials, road and mining equipment. In 2019, more than 620 thousand people from 200 countries visited the exhibition.

Information about the Quend brand

High-strength steel sheets of the Quend brand are intended for use in chassis production trucks, construction lifting and handling equipment, trailers and other equipment where high structural strength is critical. The use of Quend allows to reduce the weight of structural elements by more than 20%, reducing their production costs and increasing the operational characteristics of the equipment.

In the photo - a mobile crane with a Liebherr telescopic boom made of Quend 1100 steel

Information about NLMK Group

NLMK Group is a vertically integrated metallurgical company, the largest in Russia and one of the world's most efficient producers of steel products.

The Group's steel products NLMK is used in a variety of industries, from construction and mechanical engineering to power equipment and offshore wind turbines.

NLMK's production assets are located in Russia, Europe and the United States. The company's steel production capacity exceeds 17 million tonnes per year.

NLMK's ordinary shares, which have a free-float of 16%, are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (ticker “NLMK”), global depository shares - on the London Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK: LI"). The share capital of the Company is divided into 5,993,227,240 ordinary shares with a par value of 1 Russian ruble. More information about NLMK's share capital can be found here.

You can download photos and corporate videos of NLMK Group from the media bank at the link.

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