- NLMK La Louvière optimizes its logistics flow to improve customer service and reduce environmental impact
NLMK La Louvière optimizes its logistics flow to improve customer service and reduce environmental impact
In early July, the logistics team of NLMK La Louvière launched the use of multi-purpose wagons for transporting slabs and coils by train. The objective of this innovation is to optimize the logistics flow and improve customer service while reducing environmental impact.
In late 2019, with the support of NLMK Group, the logistics team of NLMK La Louvière decided to introduce multi-purpose wagons in the La Louvière - Port of Ghent logistics flow. Slabs arrive at NLMK La Louvière by train. Whereas previously the train would go back empty, it now goes to Ghent loaded with hot rolled and pickled coils, intended for customers in Flanders.
The multi-purpose wagons can be used to carry both slabs and coils.
Despite COVID-19, NLMK Group continues to invest in its European facilities. “We will continue to improve our customer service and reduce our environmental footprint. By offering logistics solutions close to customer needs, we will strenghten our position in Flanders (Belgium). We have the capacity to deliver 3 more trains composed of multi-purpose wagons a week to Ghent”, explains Samuel Nokam, External Logistics Manager. This logistics flow improvement was tested for 3 months before being approved in early July 2020.\
§ Annual capacity: 180,000 t
§ Investment: 500,000 Euro
About NLMK La Louvière
Located in Belgium, NLMK La Louvière focuses on the production of hot- and cold-rolled coils for the automotive, construction, and engineering industries. The site production capacity will be enhanced to 2,200,000 tonnes of hot-rolled steel and 1,500,000 tonnes of pickled steel. NLMK La Louvière is continuously expanding its range of products and steel grades of cold forming & deep drawing, structural and pipe steels, quenchable boron & high carbon steels, dual phase, ferro-bainitic steels and other advanced steel grades.
About NLMK Belgium Holdings S.A. (NBH)
NBH comprises the production companies and service centres of the NLMK Europe Strip Division (NLMK La Louvière, NLMK Strasbourg, NLMK Manage Steel Center), and two NLMK Europe Plate production companies (NLMK Verona and NLMK Clabecq). NLMK Group and SOGEPA own a 49% stake of NBH each. Remaining 2% belong to THN, an NBH-affiliated company.
About NLMK Group
NLMK Group is the largest steelmaker in Russia and one of the most efficient in the world.
NLMK Group’s steel products are used in various industries, from construction and machine building to the manufacturing of power-generation equipment and offshore wind turbines.
NLMK operates production facilities in Russia, Europe and the United States. The Company’s steel production capacity exceeds 17 million tonnes per year.
NLMK has a highly competitive cash cost among global manufacturers and one of the highest profitability levels in the industry. In 12M 2019, the Company generated $10.6 billion in revenue and $2.6 billion in EBITDA. Net Debt/EBITDA stood at 0.7x. The Company has investment grade credit ratings from S&P, Moody’s, Fitch and Expert RA.
NLMK’s ordinary shares with a 19% free-float are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK") and its global depositary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK"). The share capital of the Company is divided into 5,993,227,240 shares with a par value of RUB1.
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