In 2013 OAO Severstal achieved maximum volumes of shipments from its hot-dip-galvanizing line.
In 2013 Severstal increased production of automotive body sheet by 44 percent compared with 2012, with an output of around 95 thousand tons.
In 2013, more than 86 percent of Severstal’s total shipments of hot-dip-galvanized automotive body sheet was delivered to international companies operating in Russia. Overall Severstal delivered 82 thousand tons of hot-dip-galvanized sheet to international companies operating in Russia and the CIS.
The increased production was attributed to the successful development of a required range of products and the expansion of rolled steel processing joint venture companies supplying prefabricated parts to international automotive companies. The hot-dip-galvanizing line currently produces more than 50 grades of hot-dip-galvanized steel sheet, several of which are produced exclusively by the Cherepovets Steel Mill.
Severstal also supplies international automotive companies with cold-rolled, hot-rolled and hot-rolled-etched sheet. Severstal delivered a total of 126 thousand tons of steel products to international automotive companies operating in Russia in 2013.
Published in the April 2014 Edition of American Recycler News