NLMK Group, a global steel company, is pleased to announce the opening of a new service center, NLMK South Africa, which will supply abrasion-resistant (NLMK Quard) and high-strength (NLMK Quend) thick plates produced at the Belgian NLMK Clabecq. NLMK South Africa will also make parts of these steels as per customers’ requirements.
NLMK South Africa is favorably located not far from Johannesburg. Key clients of the service center are going to include mining, machine-building, construction and other companies, not only in South Africa, but also in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia, among others.
Ilya Gushchin, NLMK Group Vice President, Sales, said: “NLMK Group’s geographic footprint close to our clients has expanded to incorporate an entire continent: Africa. This region is considered to be one of the fastest growing and the most prospective markets. Our offering in the African market include high-strength and abrasion-resistant steels, with plans to expand our mix to include construction steel, steel for high-pressure vessels, tool steels, and other products.” (NLMK/Ukrainian metal)