“Metalfer’s Enchanting Night: Employees’ Children Illuminated by the Magic of the New Year’s Ball”

“Metalfer’s Enchanting Night: Employees’ Children Illuminated by the Magic of the New Year’s Ball”

In a fairy-tale evening on December 12th, Metalfer Group played host to enchantment at its New Year’s Ball. Santa Claus, with his gifts, ignited the hearts of the youngest attendees, while our little knights and princesses embarked on a magical journey into the realm of imagination. Under the colorful spotlights, the laughter of children echoed like a song, and their eyes sparkled with the magic of the gifts brought by Santa Claus.

Our little ones became the heroes in the heart of a fairy tale that brought the world of wonders to life. A specially woven theatrical performance guided them through the land of dreams, where happiness, courage, and friendship were the key motifs of every scene. Animators became virtuosos of magic, playing with smiles and creating unforgettable moments. At the end of the fairy tale, the children took home not only gifts but also hearts filled with magic and joy.

Metalfer Group continues its tradition of love and support, weaving connections that transcend the boundaries of the business world. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this magical moment. May the New Year bring happiness and joy to our little ones, and may love illuminate us all.

Review of the Media Tour

Review of the Media Tour

In its endeavour to forge a sustainable future, Metalfer proudly presents its innovative product – Metalfer® Green Steel.

The visit of media representatives to the company Metalfer Steel Mill in Sremska Mitrovica was an opportunity to present to the public a revolutionary product – Metalfer® Green Steel. This event symbolized the company’s transition into a new era of sustainability, as well as their commitment to raising environmental standards in Serbia.

In the last five years, Metalfer has invested over 28 million euros in projects supporting the Green Agenda, demonstrating that their investments are directed not only towards financial success but also towards the preservation of natural resources and the creation of a clean environment. Dr. Jelena Zakonović, the company’s director, emphasized that Metalfer’s pursuit of economic efficiency and ecological responsibility harmoniously merge.

Metalfer® Green Steel is a product that symbolizes the company’s vision and aspiration for sustainability. Through innovative practices such as using renewable energy sources, recycling waste, efficient resource use, reducing emissions of harmful gases, and many others, Metalfer has set new standards in metallurgy and proven itself as a company dedicated to economic efficiency and ecological responsibility.

“We have just presented to you a part of what makes our company special and why we proudly speak of Metalfer® Green Steel. However, I would like to conclude with something even more important. Our focus is not only on steel production or adopting new technologies. We are here to care for our people, our community, and the future. That is why we proudly highlight our slogan – ‘steel mind, caring heart’ – because every innovation, every investment, and every effort comes from a heart that cares about our planet,” emphasized Dr. Jelena Zakonović, director of Metalfer Steel Mill. In its endeavor to forge a sustainable future, Metalfer proudly presents its innovative product – Metalfer® Green Steel.

Sremska Mitrovica received an award – “EkoOpstina”

Sremska Mitrovica received an award – “EkoOpstina”

With profound pride, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sremska Mitrovica for its well-deserved recognition as the Eco Municipality of Serbia. This esteemed award bears testimony to the dedication, diligence, and forward-thinking vision of our fellow citizens toward environmental preservation and setting benchmarks for sustainable development.

As a company that has been operating and evolving in the heart of this splendid municipality for decades, Metalfer Steel Mill consistently endeavors to ensure our business practices contribute to environmental consciousness and sustainability. We believe that, in at least a modest measure, we have contributed to this significant triumph of our town. It remains our aspiration to continue to grow and evolve hand-in-hand with Sremska Mitrovica, setting new standards in both ecology and industry.

We celebrate Sremska Mitrovica’s outstanding achievement and look forward to further collaboration and shared successes in the future!

Dual education

Dual education

Metalfer consistently supports ambitious young individuals on their educational and professional journey, this time through the “Dual Education” project. As has become tradition, this year we are offering our high school students a contemporary educational approach, introducing them to current professions like welder-locksmiths and machine operators, ensuring they receive both theoretical and hands-on knowledge.

It was our pleasure to host representatives from the Technical High School “Nikola Tesla” and parents of our future students, as part of our collective endeavor to support and equip our high school students for the thrilling challenges ahead. Within the environment of our state-of-the-art workshop and under the guidance of our experienced craftsmen and engineers, they will have an invaluable opportunity to develop professional skills, acquire their initial work experiences and habits, and ultimately secure the potential for long – term employment.

As a company deeply rooted in our local community, we take immense pride in our ability to contribute to the growth of our youth and the future of our region. May this initiative stand as a beacon of our shared progress!

Metalfer Group at IREPAS’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in Istanbul

Metalfer Group at IREPAS’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in Istanbul

In the picturesque backdrop of Istanbul, where ancient history intertwines with contemporary times, this year’s SteelOrbis and IREPAS conference, held from the 17th to the 19th of September at the Swissotel The Bosphorus, was particularly noteworthy. It marked the fourth decade of the existence of IREPAS, the premier global event for the long steel market.

At the heart of this grandiose event, with a breathtaking view of the Bosphorus, the members of Metalfer Group’s Supervisory Board actively participated, offering invaluable insights and perspectives pertinent to the industry. Their presence and contribution at the conference were a testament to their professionalism and expertise, emphasizing the importance of innovation, sustainable development, and partnerships in the realm of steel.

Furthermore, the conference served as a platform for the exchange of information on current industry trends. Through educational presentations and discussions, the Metalfer Group garnered a deeper understanding of global movements, which will aid them in future strategy planning and fortifying their market position. Moreover, the opportunity to interact with key global players in the realm of long steel, trade, and raw material procurement was invaluable. It paved the way for potential new business opportunities and further solidified existing relationships that Metalfer Group cherishes.

The participation of the members of Metalfer Group’s Supervisory Board not only reaffirmed their commitment to the industry but also underlined their aspiration and capacity to be leaders in shaping the future of the steel industry, always in step with global trends and innovations.

The participation of our boys in the football league

The participation of our boys in the football league

Metalfer Steel Mill Champions the Sporting and Team Spirit of Its Employees

This year, the esteemed Metalfer Steel Mill has taken the initiative to endorse the participation of its employees in the autumnal regional football league, which sees increasing popularity among local teams with each passing year. Set against the gilded embrace of the Srem autumn, this decision is not merely a testament to the company’s dedication to the well-being and recreational pursuits of its staff but is emblematic of its deeply ingrained values surrounding teamwork and collaboration.

The inaugural match brought with it a tidal wave of exhilaration and pride, as our team began the competition with a resounding victory. This success is not merely a reflection of the skill and prowess of our players, but epitomizes the genuine team spirit, dedication, and camaraderie that reigns among them. This spirit is mirrored within the production wings of Metalfer’s steel mill, where every individual contributes harmoniously, working in tandem as a cohesive unit to achieve unparalleled outcomes.

“We believe that sports, particularly football, transcend the notion of just a game. It serves as a crucible where character is forged, collaborative skills are honed, and team spirit is nurtured. The triumph of the initial match is merely a prologue, yet beyond the scoreline, we take immense pride in the dedication, zeal, and unity our employees exemplify both on the pitch and in their daily undertakings,” proclaimed the match’s top scorer, Jovičić Nemanja.

As autumn leaves sway to the rhythm of the breeze, our football squad marches forward, fueled by passion, dedication, and a shared vision. Metalfer Steel Mill stands steadfastly by them, believing in every chord of their song and every stride of their dance on the road to myriad successes.

Newbie Scolar

Newbie Scolar

In the manner of a forest awakening its secrets every dawn, letting the birds narrate tales, this year’s grand performance at the City Theater echoed reminiscences of childhood and the wonders it brings. Metalfere Group revitalized this enchantment, shadowing the footsteps of the youngest on their educational journey.

Beneath the theater’s arches, in the spotlight’s gleam, shadows of first graders danced, while the youngsters surrendered to the magic of their inaugural school days. In that spirit, every first-year pupil was given a backpack brimming with essentials to embark on their educational odyssey, preparing themselves for novel and exhilarating experiences.

Yet, the ceremony wouldn’t be complete without the young artists who participated in the art competition, “My Magical Park”. Their hands crafted realms teeming with fantasy. The most imaginative were honored with appropriate gifts: bicycles, scooters and lego set thereby reaffirming the importance and passion for art and creativity.

With unwavering belief in the perpetual magic of education and the talent of our children, Metalfere Group has once again underlined its consistent presence, supporting the youth in their journey filled with splendid tales and boundless possibilities.

EPD certification

EPD certification

The Metalfer Group is delighted to announce that our subsidiary, Metalfer Steel Mill, has been awarded the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) by the esteemed TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH and verified by The International EPD®️ System. This certification process for our entire range of finished products has been thorough and exhaustive. The prestigious EPD certificate not only reflects our commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development but also underscores our dedication to transparency and responsibility towards all our stakeholders.

Our newly acquired EPD certification attests to our products’ alignment with international environmental standards, encompassing the extensive use of recycled materials and ensuring transparent traceability in accordance with ecological guidelines. The finished products subjected to this certification are designed to minimize environmental impact, providing our customers with the opportunity to enhance their sustainability strategy and gain a substantial edge in their market sector. Together, we are forging a future that is both sustainable and accountable.

In light of impending legislative policies, it is imperative to note that companies with a demonstrable commitment to ecology will have a competitive advantage. The Metalfer Group is poised for this new era and we are actively collaborating with partners who share our vision.

Starting from today, our EPD certificate will accompany the documentation of each of our products. This accolade is a significant step in our mission to provide high-quality products that not only meet but exceed our clients expectations. We invite you to join our journey towards a sustainable future.

Steel, Sweat, and Spirit: The Powerplay of “Čeličenje” at Metalfer Steel Mill

Steel, Sweat, and Spirit: The Powerplay of “Čeličenje” at Metalfer Steel Mill

“Čeličenje”, an annual event celebrating the spirit of teamwork and community at Metalfer Steel Mill, took place on June 2nd this year at Zasavica Nature Park. The Sports Day, designed to cultivate team spirit and promote a healthier lifestyle among employees, was a resounding success. Featuring an invigorating football tournament and a lively volleyball game, ‘Celicenje’ brought together employees from all walks of life at the company, establishing a ground for unity and mutual respect.

The event embraced an egalitarian spirit where no distinctions were made based on roles or ranks within the organization. From the blue-collar workers to the white-collar professionals, from the vigilant supervisors to the hardworking laborers, everyone participated with equal enthusiasm. The symbolism was evident; each participant donned the insignia of joy and happiness, the recognized symbol of Metalfer Steel Mill, affirming their allegiance and unity.

There was a powerful message embedded within this friendly competition – that of solidarity. It was evident that the strength of their relationships was as unyielding as the steel they produced. It didn’t matter whether they played for the ‘Stirer’, ‘Spuler’, or ‘Uvek Spremni’ teams. What mattered was that everyone was part of one big family, regardless of their position in the company or the department they represented. The entire facility, from the hall and the office to the playground, was filled with an undeniable energy of camaraderie.

“Čeličenje” goes beyond being a mere sports day – it is a testament to Metalfer Steel Mill’s commitment towards social responsibility. It emphasizes the importance of physical well-being and mental health of the employees, fostering a sense of belonging and promoting mutual respect. As the event ties together the diverse workforce into a single, unified entity, it also bolsters the bond between the company and the local community. The majority of its members are also employees at Metalfer, strengthening the connection. This well-crafted blend of sportsmanship, team spirit, and shared values ensures the company’s social responsibility reaches far beyond its steel mill, permeating the entire community and nurturing a symbiotic relationship between them.

1 Million Tons of Steel Production in New, Green-Focused Facility

Metalfer Steel Mill Achieves Milestone with 1 Million Tons of Steel Production in New, Green-Focused Facility

Metalfer Steel Mill, a renowned name in the steel industry, proudly announces the successful production of 1 million tons of steel products in its newly established green-focused mill. This significant accomplishment highlights the company’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices and showcases its dedication to environmental stewardship.

The state-of-the-art facility, inaugurated just over two years ago, represents a paradigm shift in the steel industry, emphasizing Metalfer Steel Mill’s focus on sustainability. The company has invested heavily in cutting-edge technologies and environmentally friendly processes, ensuring that the mill operates with the utmost efficiency while minimizing its ecological footprint. The new mill at Metalfer Steel Mill has been designed with a green agenda in mind. Advanced technologies and practices have been integrated into the facility to reduce energy consumption, optimize resource utilization, and minimize waste production. Through careful planning and implementation, the company has successfully created a manufacturing environment that aligns with its commitment to sustainable development.

Commenting on the milestone,Mr. Branko Zečević, Group President, emphasized the importance of environmental sustainability in their operations, stating, “We are extremely proud to have achieved this remarkable milestone while upholding our green agenda. Our commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices reflects our responsibility towards the planet and future generations. We will continue to innovate and invest in environmentally friendly technologies to further reduce our carbon footprint.”

Metalfer Steel Mill’s achievement of producing 1 million tons of steel products in its environmentally friendly facility marks a groundbreaking milestone, showcasing their prowess in sustainable manufacturing and propelling them as leaders in the steel industry. Their innovative approach and commitment to reducing their carbon footprint set a compelling example for other companies, highlighting the potential for eco-conscious practices to revolutionize the manufacturing sector while delivering exceptional results.

Sremska Mitrovica
10. Jun 2023.