New PPGI manufacturer emerges in Ukraine

Polysteel, a newly established pre-painted steel manufacturer based in Bila Tserkva, in the Kyiv region of Ukraine, began production in August, after the company was relocated from Kharkiv due to the Russian invasion, Kallanish learns from the firm.

“We were on the verge of commencing production [in Kharkiv] within a few weeks when the full-scale invasion began [on 24 February 2022]. As a result, we had to swiftly relocate under the relocation programme,” a company representative says.

The colour coating line, supplied by Australia’s Bronx Group, has an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes.

Currently, the company is targeting a monthly production of 5,000t and aims to reach full capacity by the end of next year.

Polysteel primarily sells its pre-painted galvanized coil (PPGI) to domestic markets but also has plans to expand export sales to Europe.

The Ukrainian firm intends to use Turkish-origin galvanized coil as its feedstock. The company points out that despite Russia’s blockade of major ports in Ukraine, the inflow of steel from Turkey has continued uninterrupted.

Elina Virchenko UAE