In November 2023, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works set a new record for daily production of hot-dip galvanised rolled products, reaching 2,883 metric tons. This remarkable achievement reflects MMK's commitment to enhancing its output of high-value downstream products, with the galvanised product line operating at full capacity. The production exceeded last year's levels by approximately 30%, reaffirming MMK's position as Russia's leading supplier of galvanised rolled products.
In a groundbreaking achievement, MMK's hot-dip galvanising section marked a historic milestone in November 2023. On November 14, units No. 1 and No. 2 collectively produced 2,883 metric tons of hot-dip galvanised rolled products, setting a new record for daily production at these facilities. This feat underscores MMK's consistent efforts over the last two decades to boost the output of high-margin downstream products, particularly galvanised steel.
MMK's strategic investments in 2002 and 2008 led to the launch of two high-performance continuous hot-dip galvanising units, each with capacities of 500 thousand and 450 thousand metric tons, respectively. The year 2012 witnessed the commissioning of the second stage of a cutting-edge cold-rolling complex, incorporating a continuous hot-dip galvanising unit and a combined continuous annealing/hot-dip galvanising unit. In July 2017, MMK added to its capabilities with the inauguration of continuous hot-dip galvanising unit No. 3, boasting an annual capacity of 360 thousand metric tons.
The current success is reflected in the galvanised product line operating at full capacity, exceeding last year's output by approximately 30%. MMK's continuous pursuit of value-added products has solidified its standing as Russia's premier supplier of galvanised rolled products, consistently topping industry ratings for coated metal production.
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works' recent accomplishment in reaching a record daily production of hot-dip galvanised steel underscores its dedication to innovation and high-value output. The substantial increase in production, coupled with ongoing investments, positions MMK as a trailblazer in the industry. As Russia's leading supplier of galvanised rolled products, MMK continues to shape the landscape of coated metal production.