Alexey Ugarov OEMK ships a record volume of SBQ
15 December 2020
Alexey Ugarov OEMK (part of Metalloinvest) shipped a record volume of high-quality rolled steel products (Special Bar Quality, SBQ) to its customers in November 2020. The total monthly shipment amounted to 103,493 tonnes, the highest volume since 2016. The enterprise shipped 68% of its merchant SBQ products to Russia and CIS markets, while 32% was shipped internationally.
SBQ is a high-quality rolled steel product which has been developed specifically for the automotive industry. It is used for building connecting rods, camshafts and crankshafts of internal combustion engines, gears, shafts and gear shafts of gearboxes, steering parts, rods, struts and shock absorber springs. In addition, SBQ is used in the production of parts for planes and vessels.
The quality of SBQ steel produced at Alexey Ugarov OEMK is defined by a narrow range of chemical composition, low harmful gasses and additives content, high durability and plasticity and increased machinability. These characteristics are achieved by using pure original charge.
Key consumers of the enterprise’s SBQ products include Hot Roll, Sona AutoComp, Timken, Schaeffler, SKF, SKODA, Volkswagen, Peugeot, AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, UAZ, EPK, Minsk Tractor Works, Severstal Metiz, Bervel, and Belebey-Avtonormal.
Sergey Shishkovets, Managing Director of Alexey Ugarov OEMK, said: “Metalloinvest is a leading producer of SBQ in Russia. Increasing our sales of high margin products and the growth of their share in our total shipments enables the Company to achieve excellent results and strengthen its financial stability.”
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