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Severstal signs agreement to optimize performance of its operations in Cherepovets

January 04, 2013 | 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, has chosen the Quintiq Scheduler solution and Danieli Automation’s MES solution to optimize its performance at the Cherepovets Steel Mill in Russia, which consists of thirteen different plants. The solution will support Severstal to schedule and monitor its production orders in an integrated way between the different facilities and it will support Severstal’s business goals to help increase operational efficiency and improve overall delivery performance.

In September 2012, a team of Quintiq and Danieli Automation steel experts traveled to Cherepovets for one week to demonstrate the capabilities of their solutions on real life data from Severstal.

Yuri Shekhovtsov, CIO at Severstal, said: “Quintiq and Danieli really proved to be the right partners for us during this one week demo challenge. The team showed expertise which enabled us to make a good evaluation of the flexibility of the Quintiq platform in combination with Danieli.”

Francois Eijgelshoven, Business Unit Director Metals at Quintiq, commented: “We are very proud to add Severstal to our steel customer base and at the same time add Russia to our market presence. Together with Severstal, we can make a huge difference in the way they will run their business.”

Enrico Plazzogna, Vice President Sales at Danieli Automation, added: “After the recent acquisition of an order for a MES system for a minimill in Balakovo, Severstal Group, we are excited to supply our MES systems in Cherepovets. This result has become possible due to a very dynamic and pro-active cooperation with Quintiq.”

About Severstal

Severstal is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel related mining companies. With approximately 70,000 employees, Severstal has assets in Russia, the USA, the Ukraine, Latvia, Poland, Italy, and Liberia as well as investments in Brazil. Severstal is listed on MICEX/RTS, GDRs are traded on the LSE. Severstal reported revenue of $15,812 million and EBITDA of $3,584 million in 2011. Severstal’s crude steel production in 2011 reached 15.3 million tonnes. Cherepovets Steel Mill is one of the world’s largest integrated steelworks with a complete production cycle and is a low-cost steel producer with an excellent geographic location. It produces a wide range of flat and long rolled products, including hot and cold-rolled flat products, galvanized and color-coated products and long-steel applications.

For more information, visit www.severstal.com

About Danieli Automation

DANIELI AUTOMATION is the Company of the DANIELI Group, one of the three largest suppliers of plants and equipment for the metals industry, in charge for process control, electrical equipment and engineering. Established in 1969, DANIELI AUTOMATION has been providing solutions covering the wide spectrum of Danieli Technology, ranging from iron ore to long and flat products. DANIELI AUTOMATION has, since 1990, supplied Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to meet the metals industry’s specific requirements, offering a wide set of modules with both standard and customizable functions.

For more information visit www.dca.it.

About Quintiq

Quintiq’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) software enables companies to create business value by visualizing and optimizing their operational processes. Quintiq software is capable of generating the best possible planning solution to suit any business model and solve any planning puzzle, even in the most complex and dynamic of business environments. Established in 1997 and growing rapidly, Quintiq has a global presence with dual headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, a global development center in Malaysia, and other offices around the world.

For more information, visit www.quintiq.com or follow @Quintiq on Twitter.