Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) has won an £11.5m contract to deliver steel rolls to major Russian steel company Servestal for supply to the automotive industry.
The agreement to provide Severstal with 596 work rolls and 26 back-up rolls over a two-year period will make SFIL the largest suppler of steel rolls to Russia.
Ken Brooks, senior sales manager at Sheffield Forgemasters’ rolls department, said: ‘This contract forms part of a continued development of business between SFIL and Severstal.
‘Severstal is one of the Russia’s largest steel companies and Forgemasters is now responsible for providing 70 per cent of its entire steel roll requirement.’
The rolls, each weighing between five and 50 tonnes, will operate in steel rolling mills at Severstal’s Cherepovets plant, which mainly manufactures high-quality sheet for car and truck producing industries in Russia.
SFIL supplies engineered products worldwide to key industries including defence, nuclear, oil and gas exploration, power generation, marine and construction.