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Yenakiieve Steel has passed British compliance audit

12 April 2010 // Press centre Metinvest Group

JSC Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works part of Metinvest Group has successfully completed the procedure of products quality compliance audit. The audit was conducted by CARES, British Reinforced Steel Certification Agency. As the result of the Audit the plant’s processes and products were certified as compliant with British quality standard BS 4449:1997 (rebars). The term of validity of the international certificate was extended till the end of 2010.

In the course of the compliance audit, the whole production chain from steel smelting to warehouse storage and shipment of continuously cast billets, conformity with the requirements and international standard ISO:9001 were certified along with actual production regimes.

Certification audit was conducted involving CARES, British Reinforced Steel Certification Agency. As the result of the Audit the plant’s processes and products were certified as compliant with British quality standard BS 4449:1997 (reinforced bars from carbon steel used for reinforcing reinforced concrete construction). Validity term of the international certificate, which was received in 2007, has been extended till 2011.

«Products certification according to British standards raises competitive ability of our reinforced steel, noted the General Director of OJSC Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works Aleksandr Podkorytov. – Furthermore, certification enables to increase sales volumes and effectiveness at the markets of Middle East that use reinforced steel in construction».  


BS 4449:1997 – British Strandard «reinforced bars from carbon steel used for reinforcing reinforced concrete construction. TU» (rebars);

Certificate of Conformity is issued for one year term with mandatory compliance audit in 6 months.

Yenakiieve Steel is one of the world leaders in the field of merchant billet production. The company is comprised of JSC Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works and Metalen, LLC Ukrainian-Switzerland Joint Venture, which operate at the same production site and have the same production cycle. The Company manufactures cast billet, bars, as well as various long products (beams, channels, angle bars, etc). Yenakiieve Steel is part of the Metinvest Group Steel and Rolled Products Division.

Metinvest is an international vertically-integrated mining and metals company. Production facilities of Metinvest allow the enterprises both to satisfy their own needs in raw materials, liquid steel and semi-finished products and to be a key supplier for many other Ukrainian and European companies, as well as Asian businesses. The shareholders of Metinvest Group are SCM Group (75%) and Smart Holding (25%) that manage the company on the partnership principle.

Metinvest Holding is the managing company of Metinvest Group.