NLMK Europe partners with Turkish plate distributor

The plate division of NLMK Europe has appointed Turkish steel service centre Askon Demir Çelik as an exclusive partner for distribution of quenched and tempered plate in Turkey, effective 1 February.

“The partnership with Askon Demir Çelik corresponds with NLMK Europe’s strategy of collaborating with well-established organisations, offering them comprehensive support in areas such as strategy, technical expertise, and marketing,” the steelmaker says.

The collaboration will be locally supported by specialists from NLMK Turkey, Kallanish notes.

Plate under the Quard brand has superior abrasion resistance for use in heavy-duty applications in harsh environments, NLMK says. Quend brand plate has exceptional structural resistance, making it suitable for demanding applications that require high-yield strength such as crane booms and chassis of heavy-duty machinery, it adds.

NLMK Clabecq is a Belgian producer of thin premium steel plate with tight thickness tolerances. Its equipment includes a reversible quarto mill, a newly revamped continuous finishing mill with four independent stands, an accelerated cooling system on the same line, as well as a modern quenching and tempering unit.

Askon Demir Çelik has steel service centres in Turkey, specialising in processing wear plate, high-strength steels, and special and commercial quality steels for the mechanical and component sheet manufacturing needs of OEMs and end-users.

NLMK Turkey is a trading unit of Russian steelmaker NLMK which manages export supplies of steel products manufactured at all group companies.

Elina Virchenko UAE