Azovstal iron and steel works
|Traded as||PFTS: AZST|
|Founded||February 2, 1930|
|Key people||Enver Tskitishvili (Apr.2011-)
|Subsidiaries||Sigma TV Channel
Sygma TV Channel
It was established in 1930 by the decision of the Presidium of Supreme Soviet of the National Economy (BCHX) (USSR) in Mariupol, Ukrainian SSR (Soviet Union) and finally entered the production line in 1933 when its blast furnace put out the first iron. In January 1935 steel making production was put into operation at Azovstal, the first in the USSR 250t tilting open-hearth furnace came into commission.
Azovstal iron and steel works include: coke production, sinter plant, blast furnace plant consisting of six blast furnaces, steel-making complex in the converter and open-hearth shop, a mill complex in the plate shop, rail and shops and offices included in a large variety of rail and shops bonds. The plant has a developed transport infrastructure.