Currently, the company is focused on expanding its presence on the Ukrainian market
Dnipro Metallurgical Plant (DMZ) is ready to increase production for export if demand and logistics capabilities increase. However, a significant increase in supplies will only be possible after the war ends, says Yuriy Kravchenko, Deputy CEO for Quality and Technology at DMZ.
Last year, DMZ resumed production of profiles in accordance with European standards and rolled more than 5,000 tons of the relevant products for export.
«If there are orders, our specialists are ready to produce the traditional range of European profiles or master new types of rolled products at any time. The main thing is to be able to sell and export these products,» added Kravchenko.
Currently, the company sees the Ukrainian market as its main sales area and opportunity to operate. In 2024, it plans to increase its presence in the domestic market.
«This is quite realistic if we can maintain product quality at the lowest possible production costs,» summarizes the Deputy CEO for Quality and Technology.
As GMK Center reported earlier, in 2023, DMZ increased its rolled steel production by 86.2% compared to 2022, up to 105.6 thousand tons. Last year, the company’s production of metallurgical coke increased by 38.5% compared to 2022, to 292.7 thousand tons.
Last year, DMZ rolling shops focused on the production of mine racks, mine rails, small volumes of channels and corners for the Ukrainian market. In addition, the company resumed the production of profiles according to European standards.
Dnipro Metallurgical Plant is a full-cycle steel enterprise that is part of the DCH group. It produces semi-finished products and shaped rolled steel products: channel, angle bars, rails.
Its main products are square billets (exported to Turkiye and Egypt), channels (wide export geography: countries of Europe, Asia, Africa) and pig iron (exported mainly to Turkiye).