A conference organised by the Russian Union of Metal and Steel Suppliers (RUMSS) was held in Lipetsk on 9-10 September.
The event covered the current situation on the Russian steel market, development strategy of steel service centres, and interaction between steel companies and steel manufacturers.
Artem Volkov, Development Director of the Packaging Straps business division, Ivan Yurasov, Technical Director of the Steel Straps business division, and Vladimir Blinov, Deputy General Director for CIS Sales Development, took an active part in the conference business programme.
Lively discussions focused on metal price volatility, export duties, information technology implementation at SSC, product and service range expansion, increase in competitiveness, etc.
The business programme was followed up by a tour around NLMK’s production facilities. NLMK is one of Specta’s key customers, so it was especially interesting to see our packaging strap in use. The biggest impression was made by a unique polymer coating line, of which there are only 2 in the world. The machine produces a widest range of coatings, protective and decorative films, etc.
The two-day event was not only useful in terms of networking, maintaining partnership relations, and gaining up-to-date information about the metal market, but also informative thanks to a visit to one of the state-of-the-art enterprises.
|Artem Volkov||L-R: Artem Volkov, Vladimir Blinov, Ivan Yurasov||Conference participants||NLMK tour|
Photos and materials by “Metal Supply and Sales” magazine