“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.

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.

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.

Western Balkans ESG Summit

Metalfer Group: Charting the Route of Sustainable Innovation at the Inaugural Western Balkans ESG Summit

The Supervisory Board of the Metalfer Group marked a proactive attendance at the very first Western Balkans Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Summit, held in Porto Montenegro from April 26th to 28th. This Summit accentuate a significant milestone in regional dialogues centered on Environmental, Social, and Governance issues. As a leader in the Balkan industry, Metalfer Group’s involvement highlighted our unflinching commitment to embracing and advocating sustainable practices.

Nestled in the idyllic surroundings of Porto Montenegro over two days, the Summit gathered a various assembly of regional and global governmental and business leaders, along with sustainability experts. They convened to participate in meaningful dialogues on the imminent paradigm shift in global sustainability, a shift that threatens to obstruct markets across Southeast Europe.

The zenith of the Summit was a exposure delivered by Mr. Andreas Wiele, the co-founder of Oak Tree Power. Noted for its pioneering work in Sustainable Energy Management Systems, Oak Tree Power is at the cutting edge of climate mitigation technologies. During his presentation, Mr. Wiele unveiled their “Green Flexibility” solution and announced the bring out of the region’s first such project in collaboration with our company. Together with his partner – the Metalfer Group, Mr. Wiele shared Oak Tree Power’s aspect of emerging as global leaders in next-generation AI-powered sustainable energy rescript.

Metalfer Group’s active participation in this event sends a clear message about the Group’s future trajectory. Their devotion to spearheading the ESG agenda, fused with their sincere embrace of innovative collaboration, reinforces Metalfer Group’s positioning as a prosperous leader. The Supervisory Board’s participation at the Summit demonstrates that the Metalfer Group is not only reacting to shifts in global sustainability, but is actively shaping the talk. This event symbolises a courageous gain towards strengthening resilience and sustainability in our sector and beyond.

‘Investing in Resilience’.

The Supervisory Board of the Metalfer Group took an active part in the EBRD Conference titled ‘Investing in Resilience’.

The Supervisory Board of the Metalfer Group attended the annual gathering and business forum of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The forum, held in Uzbekistan, city of Samarkand, primarily focused on a strategic approach aimed at ensuring economic stability in times of crisis and fostering sustainable economic development.

The EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum drew an elite group of policymakers, business leaders, and experts from around the globe. The goal was to cultivate practical and effective strategies for building a more resilient global economy, one that is equipped to address challenges and identify opportunities for sustainable growth. In this mind-stretching and strategically oriented assembly, the Metalfer Group’s Supervisory Board played a pivotal role in the discussions. They imparted valuable insights from their own resilience strategies in challenging conditions, thereby actively contributing to the formulation of world-class practices and approaches.

The conference also served as a platform for the EBRD to showcase its achievements from the previous year and to outline its future plans. The Bank’s cornerstone strategy, aptly titled as the conference ‘Investing in Resilience’, aims to support its clients in these uncertain times and contribute to the construction of a stronger, more sustainable future.

Metalfer Group’s participation in the EBRD’s Annual Meeting and Business Forum underscores our commitment to bolstering our own resilience in the face of crises, reflecting a forward thinking strategy of the company. Our consistent engagements in influential forums establish Metalfer Group as a trendsetter in our industry, poised to adapt to challenges and opportunities for sustainable growth.