“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.

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.

It is held first ceremony for our first-grade pupils to be, “Newbie Scolar”

It is held first ceremony for our first-grade pupils to be, “Newbie Scolar”

Since going to school is one of the most important events in the life of every child, we decided to support them and in this way to contribute to building a positive attitude towards education with an entertaining program and adequate gifts.

In the realization of the project, we had help of our little creative friends, participants of our “Moj Superheroj” art competition, and on this occasion we also awarded them. The most creative ones returned home with a new bicycle, rollerblades, scooter, first-grade pupils all with full school backpacks, and we, we went home determined to continue to support young people by motivating them to improve their knowledge and skills through education.

On Friday 9/12/2022. the Metalfer “Novogodisnji bal” was held

On Friday 9/12/2022. the Metalfer “Novogodisnji bal” was held

On that particular evening, a special kind of magic dusted the air for the Metalfer mini-royals. That Friday, everyone sprang from their beds, hearts aflutter, eagerly awaiting their departure for the ball. Our pint-sized academics were on tenterhooks for the final school bell, itching to arrive in time, while the youngest ones bubbled with excitement for their debut encounter with Father Frost. And indeed, they were punctual and exemplary. All decked out, with invitations in hand, masks over their eyes, and smiles as wide as the moon, they made their grand entrance into the ceremonial hall. In a twinkling, over 300 little Metalfer munchkins, parents, grandparents and all, were basking in a theatrical extravaganza and the capers of costumed entertainers. That night, the usual humdrum of factory noise, trucks, and printers was replaced by a symphony of children’s chatter, laughter, and applause. Of course, we dished out New Year’s goodie bags, each one thoughtfully curated to age and expectations. But as the curtain fell on the evening, it became clear that the most precious gift had been received not by the children, but by Metalfer himself.

Team spirit in Metalfer’s work and sports activities

Team spirit in metalfer’s work and sports activities

Our “steel boys” showed teamwork and perseverance in the football field in two sports events.

The spring and fall of 2022 were marked by two major sport events that our company is proud of – “Čeličenje”, a team building where the main event is a football tournament, and the “Čelična liga” – a team building in form of football league that have been lasted two-months and was held on Saturday mornings in the city sports hall.

Just like working in a team, the skills, emotions and commitment of Metalfer employees are clearly recognizable even when they gather around the ball, outside of the workplace. Our colleagues apply their work ethic to the football field with equal optimism and fighting spirit. By their abilities and energy, all participants contribute to these team building activities, and it’s always a pleasure to watch employees collaborate and have fun at the same time, while friends and families support them from the stands. Instead of supervisors, this time they were supervised by football referees, and the results of collective effort awaited them on the scoreboard of the sports hall.

In addition to great fun these events showed that our company really has amazing athletes. „Steel boys” showed not only excellent fitness and great football knowledge, but also the importance of a good, fair play. Trust in teammates was felt among Metalfer football players and the quality of football was on such a high level that we decided to make these our traditional events and we definitely prepare for revanche games in next season.

Our scholars

Our scholars

In the past month, high school students and students, our scholarship holders, visited us.
We proudly and with full right say “ours” because that’s what they are. Children of our employees, holders of our scholarships, our ambassadors today and our colleagues tomorrow.

From high school students, dental students to PhD students in technical sciences, we could say that we had a real academic gathering that day. Academic and family, because each of them came accompanied by their parents, who, by being employees of Metalfer, provided them not only with scholarships, but also continuous support in building their future. It is unnecessary to talk about the pride, happiness and satisfaction of our employees, they could not hide the sparkle in their eyes. It’s a big thing for them, maybe the biggest thing, because it’s about the future of their children.

We, on the other hand, didn’t want to talk about the “difficult” topics of that day, grades, exams, we just wanted to get to know the “newbies” and hang out with familiar faces again. A bit shy, nervous, just like freshmen on an exam, they didn’t talk much at first, but in a pleasant atmosphere, strengthened by the presence of their parents, they finally posed happily for the photographer’s lens.

They were not the only ones satisfied, our satisfaction was even greater. That gleam in the eye of a proud parent, a proud worker, was a signal for us. A signal that we are doing the right thing and that our vision really makes sense.