In November 2020, Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant named after A.A. Ugarov (part of Metalloinvest) shipped a record volume of high-quality long products (Special Bar Quality, SBQ) to consumers. The total volume of shipments for the month amounted to 103 493 tons, this is the best figure since 2016. 68% of SBQ commercial products were shipped to the markets of Russia and the CIS countries, 32% were exported.
SBQ is a high-quality section steel, designed specifically for use in mechanical engineering. It is used to make connecting rods, camshafts and crankshafts of internal combustion engines, gears, shafts and gear shafts of gearboxes, steering parts, rods, struts and shock absorber springs. In addition, SBQ is used in the production of aircraft and ship parts.
SBQ quality is at the heart of OEMK im. A.A. Ugarova is the steel smelted at the enterprise with a narrow range of chemical composition, low content of gases, harmful impurities, increased strength and plasticity, increased machinability. These indicators are achieved through the use of pure virgin mixture.
Among the key SBQ consumers of the plant are Hot Roll, Sona AutoComp, Timken, Schaeffler, SKF, SKODA, Volkswagen, Peugeot, AVTOVAZ JSC, KAMAZ PJSC, UAZ LLC, EPK JSC , JSC "Minsk Tractor Plant", JSC "Severstal Metiz", ZVK "BERVEL" and JSC "Belebey - Avtonormal".
“Metalloinvest is a leading manufacturer of high-quality SBQ long products in Russia,” commented Sergei Shishkovets, Managing Director of OEMK im. A.A. Ugarova. “The increase in sales of high-margin products and an increase in their share in the supply structure ensure the Company successful results and strengthen its financial stability”.