MMK Metalurji Sets Production Record for HDG Products in Jan’21
January 2021 saw the hot dip galvanizing line at the MMK Metalurji site in Dortyol in Turkey churn out 42,316 tonnes of products, an absolute record for
January 2021 saw the hot dip galvanizing line at the MMK Metalurji site in Dortyol in Turkey churn out 42,316 tonnes of products, an absolute record for any MMK Group unit. In total, two hot dip galvanizing lines at MMK's Turkish sites in Dortyol and Dilovasi produced 78,613 tonnes of hot dip galvanized products in January which is a record monthly volume for MMK Metalurji.
The record-breaking achievement at MMK's hot dip Continous Galvanizing Line in Dortyol has been facilitated by improvements to the unit's technical equipment, where engineering solutions have helped increase line speed. In addition, the 2019-2020 modernisations of the galvanizing lines brought about a new product line with a stripe thickness of up to 4 mm GI, and coatings of up to 600 grams per square meters.
MMK Metalurji is a modern metallurgical complex based in Turkey. Since 2011, PJSC MMK owns 100% of MMK Metalurji shares. The Turkish site includes an electric steel shop with а casting and rolling unit, a cold rolling mill, and a metals service centre with a hot dip galvanizing unit and two polymer coating units in Iskenderun, in addition to a metals service centre with a hot dip galvanizing unit and two polymer coating units in Istanbul. The complex in Iskenderun also includes a seaport capable of receiving vessels with a displacement of up to 100,000 tonnes. In 2020, MMK Metalurji's sales grew by 2.8% to 741 thousand tonnes.