Coskunoz and MMK have started the construction of a Metalworks Plant in Tatarstan – Ford Sollers will optimise its supply chain through the new steel service centre, established by Coskunoz Alabuga and MMK – Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works companies in Alabuga Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

Within the frame of the new Alabuga Steel Service Centre (SSC), it’s planned to organise the production of the cut sheet metals for the stamping of the parts of the bodyworks of automobiles on the production lines of leading Russian car manufacturers, the first of which will be Ford Sollers. SSC Alabuga will be the only facility of its kind in the region.

The establishment of the new steel service centre in Tatarstan will create a number of opportunities for Ford Sollers, including – the optimisation of supply chains, the optimisation of the production costs of automobiles, the reduction of warehouse inventory, the reduction of the risks of damage on metal-rolls and steel feeds for stamping of panels during transportation.

The annual production volume of SSC Alabuga is planned as 60,000 tonnes of metal-rolls. The manufacturer will be responsible for the quality of cutting to the final stage of vehicle assembly. All production will comply with the TS-16949-2002 and OHSAS 14001 international standards. Operations will commence at the new steel service centre during the second quarter of 2018, according to plans.