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Metadynea Austria GmbH
Metadynea Trading SA

Russia, Gubaha, Perm region, 618250
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For the first time Metafrax and Metadynea Trading attended European Technical Coatings Congress in Amsterdam

This year congress took place during 26-29 June in historical building of former stock exchange (Beurs van Berlage) in the centre of Amsterdam.

For the first time this congress was co-organized by Federation of Associations of Technicians for Industry of Paints
in European Countries (FATIPEC), The Oil & Colour Chemists Association (OCCA) and Coatings Science International (CoSI). It gathered more than 400 R&D experts in coatings industry from many multinational and mid-size companies from all over the world.

4-days congress was full of sessions (3-4 sessions on different topics were held simultaneously), topics were mainly dedicated to technical aspects of paint, paint raw materials as well as the most recent progress in coatings science and technology.

“This was a first-time experience of such kind for Metafrax Group, the only pentaerythritol manufacturer in Eastern Europe. It was very useful to meet and talk face-to-face with experts, who take final decision, which raw materials shall be used in currently developed products”, says Vasily Mikhaylov, representative of Metadynea Trading, marketing subsidiary of Metafrax Group.

“This event was very inspiring, as it broadened my horizon of understanding, in which finished goods our raw material is used and how important is to meet certain criteria for particular consumers - manufacturers of paints and coatings”, says Vadim Dik, deputy head of pentaerythritol and hexamine production units. “Launch of dipentaerythritol unit, which is expected still this year - requires discussion of numerous technical aspects with the users, this congress is a very well-represented platform for meeting many existing and prospective customers at a single place”, so Mr. Dik.

Metafrax supports Women in Art educational project held within Diaghilev Festival

Perm summarizes the results of Women in Art, an educational project that was organized within Diaghilev Festival with the support of Metafrax PJSC and its beneficiary owner Seyfeddin Roustamov. One of the project participants got the chance to implement her creative project on the big stage the next year.

The goal of Women in Art was to support girls who chose artistic occupations considered as non-traditional for women. The educational project covered such arts as opera and symphony conducting, production, and playing percussion instruments and clarinet. The Festival enabled the participants included in that project group to work hand in hand with many reputed artists and laureates of international competitions, among them Teodor Currentzis, Artistic Director of Perm Opera and Ballet Theater.

Program attendees had the opportunity not only to learn from the eminent masters, but also to develop their own projects. Metafrax paid particular attention to one of the presented designs: Fine Chemistry Project of Elena Frolova, a student of the production faculty from Moscow. Now, her creative project got a real chance for implementation with the assistance of Metafrax.

Seyfeddin Roustamov:

- Our company operates in the chemical industry, so we focused on how musical projects and experimental operas associated with all sorts of chemistry, such as human relationships, love, and philosophy, are born. We examined every project, and were impressed by Elena Frolova’s creation. Now she can implement her project and present it to the public in 2019.

Women in Art project ended with an open-air concert where the participants and other students engaged in the Festival’s educational program demonstrated to Perm audience their artistic skills and shared their inspiration for art. After the concert, Metafrax representative awarded Elena Frolova with the diploma for the best project and gave her a grant for implementing her creation during the next Diaghilev Festival.

«Metafrax» expands to the Asian market

Metadynea Trading SA (Geneva, Switzerland), the affiliated company of PJSC Metafrax, and Sunghong Co., Ltd. (Korea) have established the joint venture SamyangMeta Ltd.

The enterprise was registered in Seoul (South Korea) on February 1, 2018. The Trading Company should strengthen the trading positions of group of companies “Metafrax” in the territory of East Asia, and first of all in Korea.

This refers to gain in sales of hexamine and pentaerythritol in the above area. First 200 tons of the products will be delivered by a trading company in Seoul, in April. In the future it is planned to expand the sales geography to other countries of East Asia.   

Today the group of companies “Metafrax” delivers about 2 000 t of hexamine and about 1 000 t of pentaerythritol to the Asian countries. In the future, the annual turnover will reach 4 000 t of hexamine, 2 000 t of pentaerythritol and 15 000 t of methanol. At the same time, the company is considering possibility to deliver the product from Korea to the European market through the joint venture.    

Management of “Metafrax” leaves open that new production facilities will be created on the base of joint venture. Armen Garslyan, Chairman of the Board, PJSC “Metafrax” comments, “Europe is intelligible and comfortable for us in terms of doing business, moreover Metadynea Austria, the affiliated company of “Metafrax”, is operating there. We enter to the Asian market together with a local company, which is not only a trader, but also it has its own production facilities. It is a good top-grade market. If the sales go well, then in the future the joint venture SamyangMeta can build a new plant in Korea or in Russia”.  

 Alexander Maksimov, the member of the Board of a new created joint venture, adds, “For culture and historical reasons, members of the Asian business prefer do business through their agents. We believe that in the person of Sunghong we have acquired a reliable and long-term partner who will help us to open not only the market in AP Region, but also it will contribute to “Metafrax” brand awareness in the region. Even today we deliver the products to Japanese world-known companies. I am sure that the main effect from the present collaboration will be the greatest in our future”.   

Eric Sungwoo Park / Management Planning Director of Samyang Chemical Group:

“Samyangmeta is our valuable access key to Russia and Europe as well as to go beyond our limited supply capability. Also we believe this JV is your key to Asia including Japan and Korea which are the world’s number 2, 3 natural gas importers. Therefore the Korean and Japanese market situation is too low manufacturing and high demand regarding gas chemicals such as methanol, ammonia, urea, melamine etc. Samyangmeta will create numerous opportunities in technology, investment and marketing and finally realize mutual benefits of Metafrax and Samyang Chemical.”

For reference

Limited Company «SamyangMeta Ltd.» (Seoul, Korea)

Established: 01.02.2018

Members: Sunghong Co., Ltd. (Seoul, Korea) (50%) and Metadynea Trading SA (Geneva, Switzerland) (50%).

     - President – Yongseok Sohn

     - Vice-president - Ralph Peter Theuer

Sunghong was established in 2004. In 2005 a regional representative office was established in Shanghai. In 2006 an agreement of methanol supply was signed with  Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan). Total turnover in 2017: KRW 54 billion (more than USD 50 million) Main products: chemicals, minerals. Sunghong is an affiliated company of Samyang Chemical Group.

Samyang Chemical was established in 1974; its head quarter is located in Seoul (South Korea). The group of companies includes 12 affiliate companies in total over various business based on the chemical industry. Total turnover in 2017: KRW 222,5 billion (more than USD 200 million)

Metadynea Trading SA (Switzerland, Geneva), a trading company, was established on November 14, 2014, it is included in group of companies “Metafrax”. The company arranges the sales of product produced by PJSC “Metafrax” to international markets, particularly methanol, pentaerythritol, and hexamine.

The sales geography includes more 50 countries in the world; the company disposes of storage facilities in Finland, Holland and Poland. It is dealing with buffer warehousing in Spain and the USA. The annual turnover in 2017: EURO more than 165 million. 

Offsite meeting of the Board of Directors of PJSC "Metafrax" on the "Ammonia-Urea-Melamine" Complex

On March 20, within the framework of the scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors, top managers of PJSC Metafrax visited the construction site of the Ammonia-Urea-Melamine complex in Gubakha. Among other facilities of the complex, members of the Council inspected the foundation of urea prilling tower.

Сoncrete pouring into the base of the tower with the participation of the governor of the Perm region Maxim Reshetnikov and the leadership of Metafrax began on March 2. On March 19, specialists of the general contractor of the project - the company "Uralenergostroy" completed erection works of the base plate. Totally almost 2,000 cubic meters of concrete are laid in the basement. The urea prilling tower will be the tallest structure of future plant, its height will be almost 100 meters.

According to information by head of the construction of the AUM Complex Alexander Usynin currently at the construction site employs more than 150 people. Delivery the cast formwork for the construction of body of the tower to be in April, the construction should be completed in July of this year.

Currently work is underway to lay underground water supply and sewerage system. In the summer preparation of warehouses for temporary storage of equipment will begin.

The format of visiting boards of directors in the group of companies "Metafrax" operates upon a permanent basis. Recently, top managers visited the site of "Metadinea Austria" in Krems, near Moscow "Metadinea" in Orekhovo-Zuevo.

The investment project of AUM is included in the list of priority activities of PJSC "Metafrax", approved by the Board of Directors for 2018.

Perm Territory and PJSC Metafrax have signed a special investment contract on AUM Project

On February 15, 2018 in the course of the Russian Investment Forum held in Sochi, a three-party special investment contract on construction of ammonia-urea-melamine (AUM) industrial complex was signed in presence of Denis Manturov, the Russian Federation Minister of Trade and Industry.  This Contract has been concluded for 10 years between PJSC “Metafrax”, Perm Territory and Administration of Gubakha. Maxim Reshetnikov, the Governor of Perm Territory, Vladimir Daut, Director General of PJSC “Metafrax” and Nikolay Lazeikin, Head of Gubakha have affixed their signatures to the Contract. 

Armen Garslyan, the Board Chairman of PJSC “Metafrax” has emphasized that construction of a new industrial complex jump-starts the territory development: new jobs are creating; the company is constructing housing, infrastructure, and social objects.

Vladimir Daut, Director General of PJSC “Metafrax” said that the company has already invested 8,4 bln. rubles into pre-construction activities. The top-manager has also said that 3 000 people will be engaged in construction works, and budget revenues to municipality from subcontractors will make up tens millions rubles. During terms of the special investment contract, the tax liabilities of the company will be increased by 1 bln. rubles.

 The investment project for AUM construction is essential for Gubakha town. Nikolay Lazeikin, Head of Gubakha, put emphasis the investment and contribution of entire company and new project into development of the town. According to him, apart from new housing and infrastructure, the small and medium business is rapidly growing in Gubakha.

 According to the special investment contract, by 2021 PJSC “Metafrax” will construct a new ammonia-urea-melamine production complex from methanol purged gas. The total investments into the project including the own and borrowed assets will make up more above 58 bln.rubles, excluding VAT.

AUM Project insured for 58 billion rubles

PJSC Metafrax concluded several insurance contracts for the chemical complex construction in Gubakha. The company tends to foresee all the risks.

The PJSC Metafrax Ammonia-Urea-Melamine (AUM) production complex construction project in Gubakha went to the new phase. Signing of several insurance contracts precedes the beginning of construction of the one of the biggest plants in Perm Region, which cost is EUR 950 million. The main purpose of the contracts is to mitigate the risks that arise during such a large-scale complex construction.

In December, 2017, the company signed the 1st insurance contract. In the document concluded for five years, insurance for all kinds of work to be implemented during the complex construction is provided. In addition to three years of the AUM construction, two additional years of the guaranty period insurance are included into the contract.

As it was noted by Oleg Gordienko, member of PJSC Metafrax Board of Directors, the guaranties cover absolutely every kind of work: engineering, construction, equipment procurement, storage and erection work. “Besides, we provided the liability insurance for the third parties that can visit the complex construction site. It is referred to delegations, journalists, experts, etc.” – Added Mr. Gordienko. The project is insured for 58 billion rubles, VTB Strakhovaniye, one of the leading insurance companies is selected as a partner.

The equipment for the AUM complex will be delivered to Gubakha from European countries, Japan and India. Its cost is more than EUR 300 million.

The AUM construction general contractors have insured their responsibility. The contract was signed with Insurance Company Allianz, the world leader in this type of insurance.

For your reference

The AUM complex will become one of the largest projects in Perm Region in decades. Its total cost is EUR 950 million. About 3000 employees will be involved into the construction. The complex construction will be finished until 2021. However, the first batch of ammonia will be produced in 2020. The project development, equipment procurement and construction management are implemented by Swiss company Casale.


The first batch of concrete for the AUM will be ready in the middle of February

“Concrete production for the Ammonia-Urea-Melamine complex will be started in the middle of February”. – Reported representative of LLC "Management Company "Uralenergostroy", general contractor of the project, during the visit of Vladimir Daut, General Director of PJSC Metafrax, to the AUM plant construction site. The company management, Aleksandr Lysov, Director of AUM plant, and representatives of the second general contractor, OJSC NIIK, inspected main objects and sites of the constructed complex. 

The concrete will be produced at the newest Liebherr ready-mix unit, assembled at the AUM complex site. The unit is compact and highly efficient. Its capacity will be up to 1 100 cubical meters of concrete per day. Its heating system allows to produce concrete even in winter conditions.

In January, 2018, the assembly of the construction headquarter prefab buildings, where the work places for the AUM managers and employees are organized, is over. About 150 people will work there, the buildings have comfortable offices, a conference room and a meeting room, a kitchen, lavatories and shower rooms.

“The work is carried our according to the schedule. At the time being, 140 people are involved into the AUM construction: they are employees of two general contractors – Uralenergostroy and NIIK. In a month, due to extension of the construction work scope, more than 100 people will join them. In general, during the peak of construction, more than 3 thousand people will work at the site”. – Informed Vladimir Daut, General Director of PJSC Metafrax.

Vladimir Aleksandrovich had inspected the main areas (terraces), where the Ammonia, Urea and Melamine units will be situated, as well as areas for the general contractors for the complex construction.

“The construction site had been prepared for the entire year of 2017, its area is more than 20 Ha. At the time being, the underground communications are laid in order to start the next stage of construction in summer - assembly of the equipment and building steel structures foundations”. – Commented Aleksandr Lysov, Director of AUM plant.

For your reference:

The Ammonia-Urea-Melamine complex construction is a new phase of the company development, it is included into the Metafrax group development strategy until 2030. Such large projects haven’t been realized since the methanol plant start-up. 

Sign of Confidence and Firm Decisions is in Armen Garslayn’s Hands

Publishing house Kommersant had awarded the most affluent persons – heads and owners of the Perm Region IT, energy, housing, finance, food industry companies - with the “Hard Signs”. Armen Garslyan, Metafrax Board of Directors Chairman, had got into the number of nine award winners gaining the “Hard Sign” “For the industry development and leading it to a new level”.

- The year of 2017 is significant for the paper. This is the anniversary, and you have already been able to read breaking news in the pages of the Kommersant newspaper and in the electronic version for 15 years. The names of our honorary Hard Sign award winners have been mentioned in our newspaper for all these years. – Noted Lyudmila Koshechkina, director of the publishing house, during the ceremony.

Because the professional business, Armen Garslyan could not take part in the ceremony, but he said thank you and congratulated the newspaper via the video speech.

- I think that the Hard Sign is, in the first place, sign of confidence, sign of firm decisions. We have been together with Kommersant for 15 years. You like “biting”, and it’s good, it keeps us in bright-eyed and bushy-tailed condition. The paper that can openly write, without looking back to other people’s decisions, deserves recognition and respect. There’s a big hard sign in it. Thank you for the award, I think, we will work together for decades. – Noted Armen Gayosovich in his speech.

The “Hard Signs” award was founded by the publishing house in 2014, that times, the nominees used to be defined by polling of different economy spheres companies managers. Since 2015, the winners are selected by the Kommersant-Prikamye editorial office.

RBK Held the Forum Dedicated To the Digital Economy

The first RBK Business Forum that had gathered about 300 guests at its discussion site took place in Perm. Metropolitan speakers, local experts, industrialists, representatives of the authority and business were learning how to make money from the newest digital technologies and whether the authorities shall help business with the digitalization.

The forum started with the workshop for small and medium practices managers “Effective Profit Increasing Models in the Modern Digital Reality”. Ilya Kusakin, Sales development Director of Black Star label, and Indi Gogokhia, manager of marketing communication surfing agency Genius Code, lecturer of the MSIIR.

“Digital economy is when you count your money better and in detail”. – That is how the RBK forum participants described the current effects from the “digit” implementation. The manufacture digitalization will cause the expense decreasing, that is either can be measured in several percent or provides a very significant effectiveness growth.

According to the opinion of the forum speaker, Armen Garslyan, Metafrax Board of Directors Chairman, large companies can feel the “digit” implementation better. The digitalization of all elements of the process chain has already changed industrial business.

Digital economy is a trend. Several years ago, we had to choose whether Metafrax should use the “digit”. And we made our choice. We had started to manage our assets via the “digit”, implemented new work practices to our production processes having the basic parameters and tracking all the output stages using computer technologies. Today we develop 3D models, are able to manage any production stage, it allows us to optimize our expenses essentially and to regulate our business processes.

I’m sure that some companies that don’t digitalize their business will crush and can’t be developed in the modern economy. Therefore, the state should invest in the digital economy. In any case, our company is ready to support small and medium practices. – Commented Armen Gayosovich.

Summarizing the forum results, the participants had come to conclusion that successful result of the digital transformation is a divisible profit increasing. There are not so many examples in the country, and the Perm Region has every chance to become the pioneer. 

The Group of Companies Metafrax Summarized The Work Results For The First Half Of 2017

At a time of gross profit growth, the group's investments increased by 90%. Consolidated revenue of the group for the year is forecasted at the level of 41,700 million rubles. 

The revenue of the “Metafrax” Group for 6 months of 2017 was more than 21,617 million rubles, which is higher by 93 million rubles for the same period in 2016 or by 0.4%. 

Gross profit amounted to 7,941 million rubles, with an increase of 609 million rubles or by 8.3% compared to the first half of 2016.

In January-June, the volume of investments in fixed assets and not finished construction of the Group amounted to 2,988 million rubles, which is by 1,418 million rubles or 90% higher than in the same period last year.

The main investment object of PJSC "Metafrax" in January-June 2017 was the construction of a complex for the production of ammonia-urea-melamine in Gubakha on the industrial site of PJSC "Metafrax", for which more than 1.8 billion rubles were allocated. About 460 million rubles the company invested in the renewal of the rolling stock of methanol tanks. To build a new plant for the production of formalin on the industrial site of OOO “Metadynea” in Orekhovo-Zuevo there were about 180 million rubles invested.

The forecasted volume of capital investments of the group for the second half of 2017 is estimated as 10.5 billion rubles.

The value of the non-current assets of the Group as of June 30, 2017 was 27,039 million rubles, which is higher by 5,356 million rubles as of the beginning of the year or by 24.7%. The increase was due to capital investments and advances for the purchase of fixed assets.

Armen Garslyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC “Metafrax”:

- We think that the growth of gross profit is caused primarily by a favorable price conjuncture in the export markets of methanol. The export contract price for methanol grew throughout the first half of the year and increased significantly in the second quarter compared to the same period last year. Following the results of 2017, we expect the Group's revenues to remain at the level of 2016 - according to our calculations; the consolidated revenue of the Group in accordance with IFRS for 2017 will be about 41,700 million rubles.

The Group of companies will continue to increase the volume of capital investments approved by the Program of Technical Re-equipment, Reconstruction and Development until 2020.