Thanks to this, Metinvest group will increase the volume of sales of steel products in Europe
The trading company Metinvest Polska opened a new indoor warehouse with an area of 7,700 square meters in Poland. Thanks to this steel base, Metinvest group plans to enter the segment of end customers, accelerate turnover, increase sales of steel products in Europe and improve the level of service. It is stated in the Metinvest.Media’s message.
As Yulia Mezyentseva, head of the logistics department of Metinvest Polska, told, the new warehouse, which has been operating for about a month, is located in the free economic zone of Gliwice, 30 km from the city of Katowice.
«This is a territory with simplified customs procedures, which greatly facilitates the shipment of Ukrainian steel products to customers in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, with a developed railway infrastructure and at the intersection of high-speed highways (to the west – Germany, to the south – the Czech Republic and Slovakia),» she noted.
Currently, the location has the opportunity to store 5,000 tons of sheet steel and 4,000 tons of tubular steel products per month produced by Ukrainian steel mills and Italian rolling mills of Metinvest. The warehouse has seven employees, four cranes (three 25-ton and one with a load capacity of 35 tons), which already today allows processing up to 20 trucks per day, and in the future this number can be increased to 40 per day.
The warehouse has opportunities for simultaneous acceptance of products and their shipment to customers by motor vehicles and railcars, as well as for the finishing of rolling stock, in particular, surface cleaning, and packaging. Humidity and temperature are controlled in the room.
As GMK Center reported earlier, Metinvest group in the second quarter of 2023 increased production of finished products by 10% compared to the first quarter – up to 601 thousand tons. In particular, the production of flat rolled products increased by 9 thousand tons (to 294 thousand tons) due to an increase in orders for hot-rolled thick sheet at rolling mills in Italy, and the production long rolled products – by 45 thousand tons (up to 307 thousand tons) thanks to the increase in production at the Promet Steel plant in Bulgaria, as well as the growth of steel production in Ukraine amid energy supply stabilization.