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Innovators of KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT presented the demo equipment to schools

19 September 2013

In the course of the implementation of the system of continuous improvement at KHARTSYZSK PIPE of Metinvest Group employees sent a portion of the proceeds from the economic effect for the charitable purposes. Twelve Khartsyzsk schools received sets of demonstration equipment that is projector and multimedia screen from pipe industry workers.

For the second year in a row the pipe industry workers implementing improvement suggestions, “add” earned means into so called “piggy bank of ideas.” The essence of the “piggy bank of ideas” is that for each improvement and suggestion the company pays the reward and bonus to the employee depending on the economic effect. The reward is sent to the “piggy bank of ideas” of pipe industry workers and then it sent for good causes. Thus, workers have gathered 43 thousand UAH.

-Our innovators demonstrate the palmary example of patriotism to their hometown and the plant. Improving the work quality, they make a real contribution to the development of Khartsyzsk. I hope that all parents and teachers worthily appreciate the selfless assistance of pipe industry workers, who don not spare the time and their ideas to do something good for the town, Pavel Uzbek, the Acting Director General of KHARTSYZSK PIPE, said.

By the end of September all demo equipment purchased by ordinary employees, would be delivered to the schools of Khartsyzsk. Students of the educational body called “Intergal” No. 5 were the firs who received the gift.

-Now when we have computers, notebooks and multimedia projectors I, as the School President, believe that any scientific peaks will be within our deptj. Thank you so much for your support, we keep the promise, Daniil Kazchuk, President of the EB “Integral” No. 5 of Khartsyzsk, thanked the pipe industry workers.

Last year on the initiative of the plant workers at the expenses of the “piggy bank of ideas” the swaddling table and two refrigerators were purchased for the hospital, the light musical equipment was bought for kindergarten and the electric tea urn was purchased for the Centre for social and physical rehabilitation of people with disabilities in Khartsyzsk.

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PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” is the largest company in Ukraine and one of the largest enterprises in Europe for pipes manufacture. The company manufactures longitudinal SAW large diameter pipes (508-1422 mm in diameter) with external anticorrosion and internal anticorrosion or flow coating for main oil and gas pipelines. Plant’s facilities permit to manufacture more than 1.3 mln. tons of pipes per year, including 700 thous. tons of coated pipes.

The integrated Management System ensuring stable high quality of the products to the customers is functioning at “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT”. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, API Spec Q1, DSTU ISO 9001, GOST R ISO 9001, STO Gazprom 9001 create its foundation. Products of the plant are certified according to API, EN standards and in the national system UkrSEPRO. Welding processes are certified as per ISO 3834-2.

More than 630 thous. tons of large diameter pipes were produced at “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” in 2011 that became the record over the last 20 years.

In September, 2010 “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” became the first company among Ukrainian enterprises of Metinvest Group which started to implement “Lean enterprise” program and obtained significant results.

The top-priority goals in the social policy of “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” as a mainstay of the entire town are implementation of social programs and activities in education, health service and improvement of town infrastructure. In 2011 the volume of social investment of the company was more than UAH 1.3 mln.

“KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” is a part of Metallurgical Division of Metinvest Group.

METINVEST GROUP is a vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies, managing every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. The Group comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network covering all key global markets. Metinvest Group is structured into two operating divisions: Metallurgical and Mining Divisions and has a strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, and to deliver sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles, providing investors with returns at above the industry benchmarks. The Group generated US$6.74 billion of revenues and a 16% EBITDA margin for the first half of 2012.

The major shareholders of METINVEST B.V. (a holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart-Holding (23.75%), partnering in the Company’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING, LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.