Russia: Izhstal implements electronic system to check quality certificate authenticity

Izhstal has implemented an electronic system, which allows customers to check the authenticity of the quality certificates on their own. The information on certificates together with their scanned images is kept in the special database. The certificate is considered verified if there is a complete correspondence between the printed and electronic versions and there is…

Russia: Izhstal exports up in H1 2018

In January-June Izhstal exported 31 thousand tons of metal, up 2.2-fold YoY.

The share of exports in the overall output reached 14%.

Belarus is one of the main export markets for the company. In 6 months exports there grew by 63% YoY.

In particular, deliveries to the Minsk Tractor Works increased by 40%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Izhstal output up in H1 2018

In January-June Izhstal produced 224 thousand tons of metal products, up by 9% YoY. Rolled metal manufacture increased by 12%, to 193 thousand tons. Sales of steel with special treatment of surface grew by 8%, of stainless grades without nickel – by 43%, and of speed steel – by 18%. Sales to the machine-building enterprises…

Russia: Izhstal passes KamAZ audit

Izhstal has successfully passed the KamAZ audit. The truck manufacturer checked high quality metal manufacture at Izhstal. In particular, attention was paid to the rolling shop with its machinery. “The audit has become another step to improve cooperation with KamAZ. We are successfully cooperating with domestic car manufacturers and hope that KamAZ also becomes our…

Russia: Izhstal sales to Belarus up in 2017

In 2017 Izhstal increased supplies of metal to Belarus by 68% YoY, or by 7 thousand tons. Deliveries to MAZ increased 2.3-fold, to Gomselmash – 2.8-fold. Metal sales to major agriculture machinery manufacturers grew 2.5-fold, and to Minsk Wheeled Hauled Motor Vehicle Works – 3-fold. Izhstal sells metal to over 20 industrial companies in Belarus.…

Russia: Izhstal output up in 2017

In 2017 Izhstal produced 432 thousand tons of metal, up by 14% YoY. Steel output grew by 21%, to 315 thousand tons, and rolled metal – by 3%, to 352 thousand tons. The 450 rolling mill saw the largest increase – by 46%. “The positive dynamics is the result of the increase of sales to…

Russia: Izhstal speed steel sales up in 2017

In 2017 Izhstal has increased sales of speed steel products by 47% YoY. The main consumers of this steel are local military and car manufacturers: Kalashnikov Concern, Kazan Helicopter Works, Sukhoy, Kamaz, UAZ, etc. The products are also exported to Belarus (MAZ and Belcard). Izhstal is the only Russian producer of cold-rolled belt of speed…

Russia: Izhstal gets export loan from Roseximbank

Roseximbank has opened a loan of 3.35 billion rubles for 2.5 years.

The financing is carried out under the state program of supporting exports of highly technological products.

Izhstal will spend the money to buy raw materials to manufacture products for exports to Europe and Kazakhstan through Mechel sales network. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Izhstal improving stainless steel manufacture technique

Izhstal has started manufacturing stainless steel with nitrogen alloying on secondary metallurgy units (external steel treatment). This technique improves steel plasticity and manufacture efficiency due to the decrease of alloying elements and azoted ferroalloys. Such metal products are used in shipbuilding, automobile, oil and gas and other industries. The company can also continuously cast over…

Russia: Izhstal repair shop turns 100

The metal machinery repair shop of Izhstal is 100 years old. In 1917 the main premises of the repair-mechanical shop were constructed. It also contained a smithy to produce horseshoes, nails, etc. In 1930s the shop organized a welding site, and after that the electrodes manufacture. During the war it produced parts for machine-guns and…

Russia: Izhstal repairs steel-smelting complex

Izhstal has finished repairing the steel-smelting complex, producing continuous-cast billet of a wide range of steel grades. The complex produces cast billets of structural, alloyed, stainless, speed, bearing and spring steel. Its capacity is 300 thousand tons per year. It produces 80% of all the liquid steel manufactured at the works. The steel-smelting complex consists…

Russia: Izhstal increases supplies to Kalashnikov concern

In January-September Izhstal increased metal deliveries to Kalashnikov concern 2.6-fold YoY.

Izhstal supplies hot-rolled metal of stainless, high-speed, tool and bearing steels, as well as cold-rolled belts and sections.

In 9 months Izhstal supplied 1.8 thousand tons of metal to Kalashnikov concern.

Russia: Izhstal expands product range

Izhstal can now produce large diameter rolled metal on its 450 mill.

This will increase average monthly output by 4-5 thousand tons.

The maximum diameter has been increased from 120 mm to 180 mm.

The company has already shipped 1 thousand tons of metal with 130-150 mm diameter to car manufacturers. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Izhstal passes QMS audit

Izhstal has passed the supervisory audit on the correspondence of its quality management system to the ISO 9001:2008 and the controlling check of manufacture to CPR 305/2011. According to the company statement, the audit and the check have been carried out by TUV SUD specialists. They inspected rolling and steel shops, documentation, etc. The experts…

Russia: Izhstal output up in H1 2017

In January-June Izhstal increased output and sales by 31% YoY. Metal sales reached 204 thousand tons. In particular the company produced 152 thousand tons of steel, up by 34% YoY, and 173 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 13% YoY. High margin sales showed the most growth: alloyed products sales increased 1.6-fold, while speed…

Russia: Izhstal repairs EAF

Izhstal has finished capital repairs of its electric arc furnace, which produces alloyed, stainless and speed steels. “The EAF-25 produces the most profitable products. So we pay special attention to the conditions of the furnace. The repair will provide for the faultless operation of the furnace and decrease energy consumption and refractory materials usage”, the…

Russia: Izhstal turns 257

Izhstal, a part of Mechel, is now 257 years old. The best employees received various awards and medals. “The works has a good history. Our task is to retain and multiply the labor traditions of Izhevsk metal makers and to continue the legacy began by our predecessors”, the company managing director Sergey Kozennov declared. (Ukrainian…