ОАО Коминмет


LLC DMZ KOMINMET was founded on the basis of a plant built back in 1899 as an enterprise of the Belgium joint-stock company of Russian pipe rolling mills by brothers de Chaudoir to manufacture roofing and wave roll stock as well as steel for dish and shovels.
In 1903, the plant produced 480 thousands of two-stone roofing and 50 thousands of two-stone galvanized metal. Within the period from 1902 to 1914 the plant was rapidly developing: in 1904, sheet mill No. 4 was constructed; in 1908, sheet mill No. 5 was introduced; in 1909, the shovel workshop construction started; in 1910, mill No. 6 construction started; in 1914, open-hearth steelmaking production was found.
After the changes in the constitutional model of the country the plant was renamed into “Metallurgical Plant named after Komintern” in 1922. In 1926-1930, “Sirius” plant and “Lange Metallurgical Plant” were integrated with Metallurgical Plant named after Komintern, which obtained its contemporary boarders then. Due to this integration it included open-hearth steelmaking as well as shape-and-bar production.
The enterprise is situated on the left bank of the river Dnieper. The plant’s territory of 24,7 hectares is compactly placed within the city boarders of Dnipro and is directly connected with the municipal freight station “Nizhnedneprovsk – Pristan” and river port, which participates in mixed water river-and-sea shipments. An appropriate scheme of motorways provides comfortable approach to the plant.

Before 1941 the plant had been manufacturing over 30 types of products, including open-hearth steel, rod iron, bar steel roll stock, white iron, combined and lead-covered sheets, numerous metal products and consumer goods.

On 10 August 1941, evacuation of the plant equipment and specialists to Ural started. On August 18, the last smelting in the open-hearth steel workshop was made. Recovery works started in November 1943, and in February 1949 the plant was recovered up to the pre-war parameters, except the open-hearth steel production, which was not renewed.

Today, the main work-stream of the plant is: production of black and galvanized circular and non-circular ERW steel pipes for the construction industry, municipal engineering and household, leaded sheet and roll for the automotive industry, consumer goods (steel shovels and zincware), special steel bent profiles for rail car manufacturing as well as steel structures galvanizing and coiled steel slitting.