The milestone production milestone was passed by the staff of the steel wire shop No. 1 of OJSC “BMZ” - the management company of the “BMK” holding. It produced the 700,000th ton of bead bronze wire. The jubilee products were shipped to the consumer in Portugal.
The bead bronzed wire is produced at BMZ only in the steel wire shop No. 1, so it took more than 20 years to overcome the 700 thousand tons bar. During this time, the enterprise has mastered the production of about 20 types of bead bronze wire with diameters from 0.89 to 2 millimeters. Currently, over 90% of these products intended for tire reinforcement are sold outside Belarus, including to the factories of such well-known companies as Micheli, Cotietal and Pirelli. Among the large consumers are also Nizhnekamskshina and Kordiant.
In January-September 2020, BMZ exported 27.7 thousand tons of side bronze wire to 10 countries. Despite a temporary decrease in activity in the foreign market caused by quarantine measures, the plant managed to increase the supply of these products to the EU this year. Exports have grown significantly to Germany and the Netherlands. The leader in consumption in the European space is Romania, where the volume of sales of bead bronze wire for 9 months of 2020 exceeded $ 4 million.