Since it’s launch in 2012, the Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works’ (MMK) Mill 2000 cold rolling plant has achieved an output of 2Mt, which includes 450kt per annum of continuous galvanizing capacity and 650kt of combined continuous annealing/galvanizing capacity.

The plant is producing steel products for Russia’s automotive industry and for international car manufacturers and, claims the Russian steelmaker, this means that the company’s products are produced to the highest international standards.

According to MMK, the plant's technical design parameters mean that it can produce cold-rolled and galvanised products that meet international standards for surface quality and thickness. Ferrozinc and phosphate coverings are added to protect against corrosion.

The Mill 2000 plant has opened up opportunities for MMK to supply big name car manufacturers like Ford, Volkswagen and Renault-Nissan, all of whom have production hubs in Russia. Hyundai is showing an interest too as test models have been sent to company, which, so far, has not used Russian-produced rolled-steel in its automotive production line.

Mill 2000, claims MMK, produces high-quality cold rolled and galvanised steel for the automotive industry, household appliances, and the construction industry. It has an annual output capacity of 2Mt.