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January 19, 2021

MMK retains top position in rating of coated steel producers

The leading Russian industry magazine Metal Supply and Sales has published its traditional rating of leading metallurgical companies based on results for the second half of 2020. Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has again been recognised as the best Russian manufacturer of galvanized and coated flat products. 

MMK Group is the largest supplier of galvanized rolled products in Russia, and annually sells about 1.3 million tonnes of these products on the market. The main consumers of the plantís galvanized products include the construction sector and the automotive industry. MMK Groupís two main products in this segment are hot-dip galvanized and electro-galvanized rolled products. Hot-dip galvanized rolled products are used in the production of corrugated steel sheets and other building structures, in the automotive industry and as a substrate for coated rolled products. These products represent a wide brand range and an assortment of coating classes.

For the last three years, MMK Group has been offering consumers a new product Ė electro-galvanized rolled products produced at MMK-Lysvensky Metallurgical Plant. These products have higher paintwork adhesion and improved weldability. As such, MMK Group currently has the most extensive zinc coating capabilities in Russia - fr om 30 to 600 g/m2 - and can meet any market demand.

MMK Group is also the largest producer of rolled products with polymer coating. The key consumer of such products is the construction industry, wh ere it is used as a substrate for to produce metal tiles, corrugated steel sheets and sandwich panels. The Groupís two production sites in Magnitogorsk and Lysva offer the widest range of rolled products with polymer coating from the economy to premium segments. A special place is occupied by two premium niche products Ė rolled products with a deep matte wrinkled finish (textured rolled products with large and medium texture), and a new generation of rolled products under the SteelArt brand (similar to widely known brand PrinTech). Among the advantages of these premium MMK products are increased resistance to corrosion and mechanical damage, long-term preservation of decorative properties, a wide choice of metal bases, high environmental friendliness and the ability to imitate natural materials.

In addition, MMK was included in the top three manufacturers of sheet metal in Metal Supply and Sales' rating for the second half of 2020. Two other MMK Group companies also featured in the rating: Magnitogorsk Hardware and Calibration Plant MMK-METIZ was in the top three hardware product manufacturers, and MMK Trading House was included in the top five steel trading houses.

The rating of leading Russian manufacturers and traders of ferrous and non-ferrous metal products for the second half of 2020 was compiled by Metal Supply and Sales magazine on the basis of questionnaires received from metal product buyers, the results of a survey of metal market experts, as well as a comprehensive analysis of the companies' activities. The following criteria were considered when determining the best companies: business dynamism, supply volume, level of service, product quality, supplier reliability in terms of fulfillment of contractual obligations and transparency in providing information.




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