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Macedonian steel and metal manufacturing

The production of basic metals in Macedonia and the country's metal-

processing industry comprise a significant entity for providing basic and

raw materials and an important, economically complementary and round-

ed technological branch. Official data of the Macedonian Metals Associa-

tion reveals that the share of basic metals production (ferrous and nonfer-

rous industry) in the industrial production volume was 9,16% in 2013. The

sector also employed around 9% of the people working in this field.

Overall, the basic metals production in the Republic of Macedonia is

comprised of complex technical and technological stems for production,

modern equipment, and technologies used by various world-famous pro-

ducers. This makes the sector significantly important and strategic for the

country's economy.

Privatization processes within the industry have led to a series of re-

structuring activities, including foreign investments in the production of

cold-rolled, hot-rolled and coated sheets, ferroalloys, molds and pipes,

steel reinforcements and other types of products. The country actively

exports many products groups - most frequently ferronickel, ferrosili-

con, silicomanganese, hot-rolled, cold-rolled and coated products -

sheets, rolled wire, pipes, castings and molded products. The greater

part of the production (80%) is exported to the US and countries within

the European Union, while the rest is exported to South East Europe,

Taiwan, and other countries, concludes a report done by the Macedonian

Metals Association.

Additionally, the country's Metalworking and Electrical Manufacturing In-

dustry Association within the Economic Chamber of Macedonia has

around 120 member companies, employing nearly 5000 people, writes

the Economic Chamber of Macedonia.

The metal manufacturing sector has a number of capacities for ad-

vanced processing of basic metals. These include: different types of

machines, tools and their parts; special tool machines - robots; devices

that use solid fuels and burners; liquid pumps and spare parts for liquid

pumps; steel constructions, bridges and their parts; process non-stan-

dard equipment for energy facilities, metallurgy, chemical industry, food

industry and other industries; products for the building industry (steel

framework networks, aluminium windows and doors, protective doors,

wire products); devices for households, hotels and restaurants; telecom-

munications equipment; medical equipment and aids; energy equipment

(different types of transformers, energy cables, solar energy collectors,

panels, benches, racks, contactors and relays); starting lead batteries;

transport equipment; different types of boilers - galvanized, enameled,

made from stainless steel; spare parts for motor and railroad vehicles;

machines and filtering devices for purifying liquids and gases, electron-

ics and parts used in the automotive industry; equipment and spare parts

for motor and railroad vehicles, other products; buses and additional

devices attached to business vehicles.

Within the current issue of the South-East European INDUSTRIAL Mar-

ket magazine is included an overview of the biggest foundries and compa-

nies operating on the market. The information is taken from their official

websites and/or from official data provided by the country's Metalworking

and Electrical Manufacturing Industry Association.

Pord Masinoproekt

Pord Masinoproekt was established in 1991 with headquarters in Sko-

pje, Macedonia. The main business dealings of the company are the pro-

duction of accessories, spare parts, and complete solutions for the heavy

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Source: Pord Masinoproekt