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15-th Anniversary of ŽP Research and Development Centre

In 2023, ŽP Research and Development Centre (ŽP VVC) is celebrating its 15th anniversary. During this period, the company has performed many R&D activities in the field of physical metallurgy, metal forming, modelling and simulation of casting and forming processes and ecological measures in the steel manufacturing industry. The company is deeply committed to cooperation…

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Metallurgy has its cycles, good years alternate with worse ones

The summer season tends to be problematic when it comes to the flow of products, as many warehouses in southern Europe are closed for long periods. However, our dealers had to intensify their activities already in June, when the drop in consumption became fully apparent and the sales of our products dropped, too. What was…

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Children’s Day in Italy with a Slovak flavor thanks to ŽP and Pipex Italia

Approximately 80,000 Slovaks live in Italy. Most of their children grow up in Slovak-Italian mixed families, and therefore, their contact with their parents’ homeland gradually fades away. To help children get closer to Slovak culture, traditions, and especially the Slovak language, Pipex Italia and our parent company Železiarne Podbrezová have decided to support the establishment…

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Decarbonization and innovation. Luigi Cuzzolin’s speech during the webinar on April 4th.

It has been over a month since CEO – Pipex Italia, Luigi Cuzzolin, shared his perspective on the seamless tubes market during the Siderweb webinar. “Despite a slowdown, the forecasts have been exceeded, and now it is time to look ahead to growth opportunities in decarbonization and innovation that will make the steel industry more…

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The steel heart of Podbrezová has been beating for thirty years

The year 1993 was a breakthrough for Železiarne Podbrezová – a new electric arc furnace was put into operation. The company became self-sufficient in the production of steel blooms for the needs of the tube rolling mill. The electric arc furnace – often called the heart of the factory, has been beating continuously for three…

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Finding time to visit a business partner is very important

Železiarne Podbrezová is committed to maintaining excellent relationships with their commercial partners, and this is demonstrated by the fact that we often host our customers at our steel plant in Slovakia. We do this not only to show them how we produce the products they purchase, but also to highlight the identity values that distinguish…

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Pipex Energy: behind the teacher’s desk at Polimi

Decarbonization is a central subject in the steel sector and the training of young resources will be essential for the achievement of an epochal industrial transformation. It was therefore an honour and a great opportunity for Pipex Energy to hold a seminar on 28th November at the Politecnico di Milano entitled “Biochar: a solution for metallurgical industry…

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The largest photovoltaic power plant in Slovakia will be built on the roofs of our production halls

The current energy crisis is one of the most discussed topics today. The rising energy prices, together with the absence of state aid, raise concerns about their impact on economy for the coming years. The search for alternative sources, which would reduce dependence on the external environment is a challenge facing the modern world in…

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