NLMK Lipetsk, NLMK Group’s flagship production site, has completed the construction of a new on-site logistics centre as part of its customer focus programme, and shipped the first batch of products to customers by road. The centre will enable the shipment of more than 1 m t of NLMK’s rolled products per year by road and will become one of the largest logistics facilities in Russia.
The centre covers an area of 30,000 m2 and can accommodate up to 70,000 t of steel products. The centre makes it possible to ship the entire mix of NLMK rolled products to consumers. Warehouse equipment enables batching of various volumes. The closed-type warehouse will facilitate year-round shipment and guarantee high product quality. Using road transport will ensure flexibility, speed and convenience of product delivery for our customers.
The new complex is equipped with an automated warehouse management system. It will calculate and plan equipment and personnel actions, monitor each warehouse unit, and manage handling operations. Automation will enable minimizing the time required for steel product shipment and processing shipping papers.
The project investment totaled approximately RUB 3 billion.
Ilya Guschin, NLMK Group VP, Sales, said: “The key advantage of the new centre is its multimodality. Our customers will be able to choose the type of transport that will deliver them NLMK products directly from the plant. This will cut costs and boost mobility at the same time. For instance, a client will be able to place standard large-capacity orders with delivery by rail, while opting for getting items that are urgently needed in production by road.”
About NLMK Group
NLMK Group is the largest steelmaker in Russia and one of the most efficient in the world.
NLMK Group’s steel products are used in various industries, from construction and machine building to the manufacturing of power-generation equipment and offshore wind turbines.
NLMK operates production facilities in Russia, Europe and the United States. The Company’s steel production capacity exceeds 17 million tonnes per year.
NLMK’s ordinary shares with a 18.6% free-float are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK") and its global depositary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK:LI"). The share capital of the Company is divided into 5,993,227,240 shares with a par value of RUB1. For more details on NLMK shareholder capital, please follow the link.