Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant has mastered the production of a product that is unique for the Russian market - a new brand of high-strength cold-rolled steel. Its properties make it possible to produce parts of lighter weight with the same metal strength and to replace imported steel in the automotive industry and metalworking. The first batch of metal was supplied by NLMK to Specta, a major manufacturer of packing tape.
High-strength cold-rolled steel is used, in particular, in the production of safety parts for car bodywork. The strength properties of such steels also make it possible to form high-quality consumer characteristics of other products, in particular, a steel strip, which is produced by the VolgaStrap production unit of the Specta group of companies for packaging large-tonnage cargo: rolled metal, pipes, etc. The high strength of such belts must be combined with plasticity, withstanding dynamic loads.
To ensure VolgaStrap's production with metal with the required characteristics, NLMK supplied the client with steel that is about 1.5 times stronger than its closest analogues with a comparable level of plasticity.
“Cooperation with Specta is an important experience for NLMK in developing customer focus and adapting to current market demands. The properties of the new steel grade meet the needs of our customers from various industries. We are currently undergoing homologation with automotive companies, where such steel is used for the production of body safety parts, " - commented Ilya Gushchin, Vice President of Sales at NLMK Group .
“Thanks to our innovative quality system, Specta steel packaging strap has won the trust of many customers, and today we supply all the leading metallurgical holdings of the CIS with steel strap, as well as have a strong position in the markets of the Middle East, Europe and North America. This is largely due to the NLMK Group, with which we are linked by long-term cooperation, systematic development programs and joint work on new materials. This strategy benefits NLMK, Specta, and most importantly, our Russian and foreign clients ”, - emphasized Eric Helin, President of Specta Group .
Information about NLMK Group
NLMK Group is a vertically integrated metallurgical company, the largest in Russia and one of the world's most efficient steel producers.
NLMK Group's metal products are used in various 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 demonstrates high cost competitiveness among global manufacturers, and the company's profitability is one of the highest in the industry. The company's revenue for 2019 was $ 10.6 billion, EBITDA - $ 2.6 billion. The Net Debt /EBITDA ratio was 0.7x. The company has investment grade credit ratings from S&P, Moody's, Fitch and RAEX (Expert RA).
NLMK's ordinary shares, which have a free-float of 18.6%, 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.
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