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Khartsyzsk Pipe wins Ukraine’s 100 best industrial products competition

5 November 2013

Metinvest Group’s Khartsyzsk Pipe topped the “Industrial and Technical Goods” category in Ukraine’s “100 Best Ukrainian Products” quality competition. It was recognized at an award ceremony on 1 November in Kyiv.

Khartsyzsk Pipe was nominated for its 1,219 mm steel longitudinally electric-welded pipes for main pipe-lines with internal and external corrosion resistant coating. These pipes are used in the construction of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline.

The quality of Khartsyzsk Pipe’s products has been certified by Zetom Research and Certification Institute (Poland), Petrobras (Brazil), and SAI Global (Canada).

The All-Ukrainian quality competition “100 Best Ukrainian Products” is held by the State Inspection of Ukraine on Consumer Rights Protection, with the support of the president of Ukraine. The competition does not promote brands, but rates enterprises that produce high quality products, whose workmanship can serve as example to others. This year, 246 Ukrainian enterprises submitted 273 goods with food items, and industrial and technical goods to the competition. An expert commission visited the plants and evaluated products on site.

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Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant is the largest pipe producer in Ukraine and one of the largest pipe producers in Europe. The company produces large diameter longitudinal submerged arc welded (LSAW) pipes from 508 mm to 1,422 mm with external corrosion-resistant and internal corrosion-resistant coating or flow coat for main oil and gas pipelines. The capacity of the plant is 1.3 million tons of pipes per year, including about 700,000 tons of coated pipes. Khartsyzsk Pipe has an integrated management system based on standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, API Spec Q1, DSTU ISO 9001, GOST Р ISO 9001, and STO Gazprom 9001. The plant’s products have been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (U.S.), Zetom Research and Certification Institute (Poland) and UkrSepro (Ukraine). Welding operations are certified for compliance with ISO 3834-2. The plant was Metinvest’s first Ukrainian enterprise to launch a lean enterprise program.

Metinvest Group is a vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies that manages every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. It has steel and mining production facilities in Ukraine, Europe and the US, as well as a sales network covering all key global markets. Its strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, delivering sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles and providing investors with returns above industry benchmarks. The Group reported revenue of USD 3.1 billion and an EBITDA margin of 15% in the first quarter of 2013. The major shareholders of Metinvest B.V. (the holding company for Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart-Holding (23.75%), which partner in the Group’s management. Metinvest Holding, LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.