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Metinvest commenced rolled metal shipments from its new metal bases in Voronezh and Volgograd

24 March 2010 // Press centre Metinvest Group

Metinvest-Eurasia has put two new service metal centers in Voronezh and Volgograd into operation.

The product mix presented at the new warehouses includes a broad range of products from Ukrainian enterprises. Every warehouse will continuously maintain the stock of 2-3 thous.t of metal products. By opening of new service metal centers, the Company plans to increase its sales volumes in Central and Southern federal districts of Russian Federation.

Two new service metal centers of Metinvest-Eurasia started shipping rolled metal to the customers in 1Q of 2010. The product mix presented at the warehouses in Voronezh and Volgograd includes beams, channels, angles, sheet, reinforced bars, and wire rod from Azovstal Iron and Steel Works (Mariupol), Yenakiievo Metallurgical Works, as well as from enterprises that are not part of Metinvest Group. Each warehouse will maintain the stock of 2-3 thous.t. of metal products. The sales departments approach the clients individually and provide ample opportunities to order composition, including special product mixes made to order.

Metinvest sales network in Russia covers the regions that are located close to the border with Ukraine (Rostov-on-Don, Belgorod, Krasnodar, Novorossiysk, Sochi, Adler, the Bryansk Region), as well as the major cities of Russia (Moscow, Saint Petersburg). Opening of new warehouses will enable to cover three federal districts and increase the number of regional service metal centers to fifteen.

«We aspire to bring the goods as close to Russian end-customers as possible. This is the cornerstone of our strategy. – noted Roman Rybalov, the CEO of Metinvest Eurasia, LLC. – Market analysis and clients’ needs assessments demonstrate that we took the right way. In the future we are planning to expand the sales network in the direction of North Caucasus Federal District».

Briefing Note:

Metinvest-Eurasia, LLC is the wholesale and retail sales channel of the Steel and Rolled Products Division of Metinvest Group in Russian Federation. The Company sells goods manufactured by Azovstal I&SW, Yenakiievo Metallurgical Works, and other enterprises at the market of Russia through the network of branches located in Central, Southern and North-Eastern Districts of Russian Federation.

Metinvest is an international vertically-integrated mining and metals company. Production facilities of Metinvest allow the enterprises both to satisfy their own needs in raw materials, liquid steel and semi-finished products and to be a key supplier for many other Ukrainian and European companies, as well as Asian businesses. The shareholders of Metinvest Group are SCM Group (75%) and Smart Holding (25%) that manage the company on the partnership principle.

Metinvest Holding is the managing company of Metinvest Group.