Continous Improvement

We look into which would be classified as lower, and ultimately near-zero, carbon emissions for steel and production.

Continuous investment in development and new technologies

Aware that we live in an era of daily technological leaps, we carefully plan the future necessary steps of development and application of new technologies. Constant development is no longer the privilege of a few, but a survival necessity for every forward-looking company. Over the past few years, Metalfer has invested time, knowledge and resources in various aspects of its business, from operational improvements to the construction of new industrial facilities.

2020. years:
– Despite the pandemic, we successfully completed the construction of a new mill for ribbed concrete steel bars and hot-rolled wire, with a total annual capacity of 450,000 tons of finished products.

2021. years:
– In the rolling mill, we constructed and put into regular production a new production line for the manufacturing of ribbed concrete steel in coils (“Spooler 1”).
– We completed the reconstruction of the server infrastructure and installation of new servers. We established a stable and reliable server system, with additional data security measures.
– Construction of a combustion chamber was completed.
– The “Tenova NextGen” project was incorporated into the operation of the EAF furnace.
– A facility for hazardous waste storage was included in regular operations.
– Since August, we exclusively use “green energy” in all our processes.

2022. years:
– We successfully implemented a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system in the group.
– The connection for hot billets charging between the melt shop and the rolling mill was put into operation.
– We completed the construction of a replacement furnace hall in the melt shop.
– We renovated the administration building in Sremska Mitrovica and opened a new main office in Belgrade.
– We secured a complete server, client, and network infrastructure, as well as emails (Cynet, Forcepoint).
– We completed the network structure renovation across seven different locations in Serbia.
– Our Eco Park is fully functional.

2023. year we plan to:
– We put into operation a static power compensator (“Statcom”).
– Two solar power plants with a total installed capacity of 2.35 MW were commissioned.
– An electromagnetic stirrer was installed to improve the homogeneity of molten steel in the melt shop.
– We plan to start the operation of the second production line for ribbed concrete steel in coils (“Spooler 2”).
– The continuous billet welder (“Billet welder”) will be put into operation within the rolling mill section.
– Implementation of business intelligence software is planned within the company.
– We will continue to introduce new robotic process automation (RPA) tools and applications within the group.
– A continuous exhaust gas analyzer for emissions generated in the meltshop will be operational.

2024. year we plan to:
– We plan to commission a scrap metal shredder for automatic metal waste processing.
– The “Smart EAF Furnace” project, developed in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Milan, will be incorporated into the operation of the EAF furnace.
– We aim to introduce energy efficiency indicators.
– Implementation of a continuous analyzer for released gases and suspended particles is planned.
– The installation for collection and pre-treatment of atmospheric water (rainwater) will be put into operation.

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Metalfer Group’s Supervisory Board at the ESG Adria Summit in Porto Montenegro
Metalfer Group’s Supervisory Board at the ESG Adria Summit in Porto Montenegro

Members of the Supervisory Board of Metalfer Group played a significant role at the prestigious “ESG Adria Summit”, which was held from 24 until the 26th April 2024 in Porto Montenegro.

Metalfer Group’s Impactful Presence at Kopaonik Business Forum 2024.
Metalfer Group’s Impactful Presence at Kopaonik Business Forum 2024.

The prestigious Kopaonik Business Forum (KBF) once again served as a pivotal platform for insightful discussions on economic, geopolitical, and social dynamics, offering a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary global landscape.

“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.

Review of the Media Tour
Review of the Media Tour

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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.

Dual education
Dual education

Metalfer consistently supports ambitious young individuals on their educational and professional journey, this time through the “Dual Education” project.

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

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.

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.

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 EPD International AB Stockholm.