Tag: steelmaking

Kardemir: We aim to improve collaboration with Turkey-based automotive producers

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SteelOrbis talked to Dr. Hüseyin Soykan, general manager of Kardemir, regarding the relationship between automotive and steel industries. What are the products Kardemir supplies or plans to develop for the automotive sector since it will now supply steel to new domestic automobile producer? Our 11th Development Plan involves the production and development of high-value new materials […]

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Borusan Mannesmann: Our aim is to increase our share in all markets by focusing on value-added products

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Ali Okyay, assistant general manager at Borusan Mannesmann, talked to SteelOrbis about the situation in auto steel market and the relationship between automotive and steel industries.  How do you interpret current steel demand in the automotive industry? The automotive sector ranks second in terms of flat steel usage, following the Turkish pipe/profile sector. The Turkish […]

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Neil Barrell: Liberty Steel Group on a pathway to become the first carbon neutral steel company in the world

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SteelOrbis talked to GFG Alliance COO Neil Barrell about Liberty’s European operations and their carbon neutral steel production target. Can you tell us about Liberty’s European operations? We own seven steel plants across continental Europe, with major integrated steelworks at Ostrava in the Czech Republic and Galaţi in Romania and rolling mills in Skopje (North Macedonia), Piombino […]

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MMK Metalürji: Growth expected to normalize in next two years

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Assessment of 2019 Despite trade wars targeting the steel industry and, as a result, duties and quotas, 2019 will be remembered for producers leaning towards alternative markets and increasing export volumes. In recent years, production capacities in the Turkish coated steel industry increased, while Turkish steel producers focused on export markets due to the decrease […]

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Japan expands state of emergency nationwide, steel mills cut output further

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On Thursday, April 16, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe declared a nationwide state of emergency in Japan to contain the spread of covid-19. From April 8, a state of emergency had been announced in Tokyo, Osaka and five prefectures. A nationwide state of emergency will cover all 47 prefectures in the country and will last […]

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