Russia: Izhstal modernizing foundry capacity

Izhstal has increased the power capacity of its foundry shop. This will increase the quality products output. The company has commissioned a new cable track for its steel-smelting furnaces. The length of the track was 1200 meters. Over 20 tons of cable have been laid. Izhstal plans to buy additional molding machines and the cold…

Russia: Izhstal passes QMS audit

Izhstal has received a positive report of international auditors on the efficiency of its quality management system, which increases the company competitiveness on the Russian and foreign markets. The audit has been carried out by TUV SUD. The company specialists have inspected electric arc and rolling shops, the material purchasing process, personnel management system, etc,…

Russia: Izhstal improves rolled metal quality

Izhstal has installed a water decaling unit at the rolling mill-450.

It will improve the quality of metal products.

The unit has been assembled by the company specialists of Russian parts.

Mill-450 produces round, square and band rolled metal.

In 2018 the mill produced 135 thousand tons, up by 17% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Izhstal repairs bar finishing line

Izhstal has carried out capital repairs of a Kieserling bar finishing line.

The line produces trimmed rods with the diameter of 14-75 mm.

Izhstal has two similar lines. Their combined output in 2018 was some 1.5 thousand tons, up by 6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Udmurtia governor visits Izhstal

Alexander Brechalov, governor of the Udmurtia Republic, has visited Izhstal under its industrial tourism program. In particular, he paid a visit to the electric arc shop. In 2010 a new steel smelting complex was commissioned in the shop. The complex consists of an arc furnace with the capacity of 40 tons of liquid metal, a…

Russia: Izhstal repairs main rolling mill

Izhstal has capitally repaired the bar-wire mill-250, which accounts for some 40% of the plant output. The mill produces rolled metal in rods and coils with the diameter of 6.5 to 52 mm. The products are in demand by the enterprises of the car, aviation, machine-building, military and oil and gas industries. In 2018 the…

Russia: Izhstal awarded for quality

Izhstal has been awarded by the governor of the Udmurtia Republic for the quality of its products. The company produces over 1 thousand steel grades according to national and international standards and norms. In 2018 the company successfully passed the audits for the compliance of its quality management system to ISO 9001:2015, 305/2005/EU and also…

Russia: Izhstal exports up in 2018

In 2018 Izhstal exported 56 thousand tons of metal, up 1.5-fold YoY. In particular, exports to far foreign countries grew more than 3-fold, to 28 thousand tons, and to CIS – by 4%, to 28 thousand tons. Belarus is one of the priority export markets, accounting for 30% – last year Izhstal exported 17 thousand…

Russia: Izhstal sales to machine-builders up in 2018

In 2018 Izhstal sold over 63 thousand tons of metal to local machine-building enterprises, up by 22% YoY. The company mostly supplies stainless, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant steel for the manufacture of various spare parts and machines, as well as springs and bearings. “Machine-builders are our traditional customers. Their share last year was 26%”, the company…

Russia: Izhstal output up in 2018

In 2018 Izhstal increased rolled metal output by 13% YoY, to 561 thousand tons. The primary mill-850 saw the biggest increase – by 31%, while the mill-450 – by 17% due to the growth in output of round bars with the diameter of 120 to 180 mm, and the mill-300 – by 27%. The manufacture…

Russia: Izhstal arc-furnace shop turns 50

The employees of Izhstal have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the arc-furnace shop. The first pile in the construction of the shop was laid in March 1964. On December 14, 1968 the first arc-furnace produced the first steel. The construction of the shop was completed in 1976. In 1996 the shop commissioned the vacuum-oxygen decarbonization…

Russia: Izhstal output up in January-September 2018

In January-September Izhstal produced 328 thousand tons of metal, up by 3% YoY.

The largest increase was in the manufacture of bars and steel sections – 9% and 19% respectively.

Deliveries to machine-building companies grew by 23%, and they accounted for 25% of all sales.

The share of car manufacturers was 17%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Izhstal repairs steelsmelting complex

Izhstal has completed the capital repairs of the steelsmelting complex. The complex consists of a powerful arc furnace (DSP-40), a continuous casting machine, a ladle-furnace and a degasser. The capacity of the complex is 300 thousand tons of billets per year. At present the company produces some 300 steel grades, including 37 stainless grades. The…

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…