Media releases

12.1.2018

VÍTKOVICE STEEL entering the new year with confidence

In early January 2018, VÍTKOVICE STEEL signed an agreement for loans to cover operational financing in the amount of 26,077,000 Euros with a club of banks consisting of Citibank Europe and Všeobecná úvěrová banka, a.s. (Universal Credit Bank).

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8.1.2018

Šárka Baborovská new spokesperson for Vítkovice Steel

In January 2018 Šárka Baborovská became the spokesperson for Vítkovice Steel. She will oversee the external communications of the company with the media and provide comprehensive information services to members of the media.
Šárka Baborovská replaces former spokesperson Jaromír Krišica.

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3.10.2017

VÍTKOVICE STEEL MODERNIZES EQUIPMENT

Ostrava, October 3, 2017 - VÍTKOVICE STEEL, a.s. (the Company) is the only producer of sheet piles in the Czech Republic and one of two in the European Union. In order for the Company to strengthen its market position, it has modernized the rolling mill intended for the production. Investment worth almost 315 million CZK will affect the increase in production capacity, expansion of the product portfolio, reduction of natural gas consumption, and reduction of NOx emissions.

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24.7.2017

VÍTKOVICE STEEL ELECTRIFIES PASSENGER TRANSPORT

Ostrava, 24 July 2017 - To reduce both the environmental burden on the Ostrava region and the company's transport costs, VÍTKOVICE STEEL, a.s. (the Company) put into operation six electric cars for transport of its employees within the urban area. The cars can drive approximately 160 km on a single charge, with an expected life of at minimum 6-8 years.

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12.10.2016

VÍTKOVICE STEEL PRODUCED THE FIRST PLATES MADE FROM BRAZILIAN SLABS

Ostrava, 12 October 2016 - With the participation of representatives of the diplomatic corps, the supplier and the city of Ostrava, slabs from a new supplier of primary raw material for the production of heavy plates, the Brazilian company Empresa Siderúrgica de Pecém were symbolically baptized today in VÍTKOVICE STEEL, a.s. (the "Company"). So a year since the shutdown of our mill operations, a large supply of slabs has started to come to Ostrava, to complement deliveries from other suppliers from EU countries, Russia and Ukraine.

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6.9.2016

VÍTKOVICE STEEL TO PRODUCE PLATES MADE FROM BRAZILIAN STEEL

Ostrava, 6 September 2016 - This year in July, VÍTKOVICE STEEL, a.s. (the "Company") agreed on the bulk supply of steel slabs, the primary raw material for the production of so-called heavy steel plates, manufactured by the Brazilian company Compania Siderúrgica de Pecém. Under this contract, the first slabs from Brazil have already been dispatched to arrive in Ostrava in early October. The supply volume of slabs from South America will reach a substantial portion of the total annual volume of the charge consumption required for the production of heavy plates at the 3.5 Kvarto rolling mill (max. 800,000 tons / year).

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