NLMK Group received the status of preferred category A supplier of transformer steel by the Alstom international group. The highest category (category A) was allocated following the results of a production audit performed at the Lipetsk production site and at VIZ-Steel in Yekaterinburg by experts of the energy machine-building company.
Ilya Guschin, NLMK vice president for Sales, said: âNLMK Group is the only manufacturer of transformer steel in Russia. The companyâs share in the Russian market for this type of high-tech product is 99%, and approximately 9% in the global market. Alstom auditors remarked on the high quality of NLMK Group companies in terms of technology, equipment and production control throughout the cycle. The fact that we were recognised as a top category supplier serves as yet another confirmation of the effectiveness of our work as part of Strategy 2017, aimed at increasing the share of high value added products in our output.â?
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Transformer (grain-oriented) steel is used in the electrical engineering industry to manufacture the cores of transformers and the immobile parts of electric machines. NLMK Groupâs transformer steel production capacities are located in Lipetsk (100,000t per year) and Yekaterinburg (170,000t per year).