US distributor opens Hungary facility

United Performance Metals (UPM) has opened a new 1,000-square-metre specialty metals distribution, sales and processing facility in Budapest, Kallanish learns from the US-headquartered stainless steel distributor.

The facility is UPM’s third outside the US after Belfast and Singapore. “This is a great opportunity to bring our full line of products and processing services to our customers throughout Europe,” says Dick Santoro, UPM’s Director of International Business. The Hungarian facility will help UPM better serve the EU market, the distributor says.

Besides a wide range of stainless steel, UPM stocks cobalt, nickel, titanium and aluminium.