Group DF’s press office comment on the registration of ‘Ukraine Tomorrow’ trademark (brand)
Group DF nitrogen enterprises continue protection of national fertilizer market from unfair competition
Three nitrogen enterprises of Group DF (part of Ostchem holding), – Azot PJSC (Cherkassy), Severodonetsk Azot Association PJSC (Lugansk region) and Concern Stirol PJSC (Donetsk region) – have applied to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) on the beginning of anti-dumping investigation regarding dumped imports of urea and urea ammonium nitrate from the Russian Federation.
Vitaliy Sklyarov, Chairman of the Board of Azot PJSC, hit TOP-10 best Ukrainian top managers
Vitaliy Sklyarov, Chairman of the Board of Azot PJSC (Group DF), was ranked the 7th in the 100 Best Ukrainian Top Managers rating according to TOP 100 magazine. This is the 15th consecutive year Ekonomika Communication Hub publishing house conducts the rating. The top managers of a hundred largest Ukrainian companies by income level participate in the rating.
Nika-Tera terminal handled 1.6 million tons of cargo for the first 5 months of 2015
Nika-Tera sea terminal (SSP Nika Tera LLC is a part of Group DF) handled 1,658,500 tons of cargo in January-May 2015. In the total cargo turnover the share of grain amounted to 42.9% (711,100 tons), mineral fertilizer – 31.6% (524,700 tons), bulk cargo – 25% (414,600 tons), general cargo – 0.5% (8,100 tons).
Group DF Press Statement Regarding Possible Expropriation of Two OSTCHEM Plants
On June, 5, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, made a statement regarding possible expropriation of two OSTCHEM plants by the government in case they do not pay for consumed gas. We consider this statement to be provocative and aimed at manipulating public opinion with a view to redistribution of the mineral fertilizer market.
Group DF Press Statement on the Cease of Ostchem Plants
Group DF announces the cease of OSTCHEM plants – Azot PJSC (Cherkasy) and Rivne Azot PJSC – due to systematic and unexampled pressure by People's Front members and their representatives holding government posts on OSTCHEM Holding, Group DF’s fertilizer business.
ZTMC proved international standard certification of quality management
Zaporizhzhia Titanium and Magnesium Combine LLC (a part of Group DF’s titanium business) has completed ISO 9001:2008 standard audit of the quality management system. Bureau Veritas Certification, authorized to carry out the expertise, conducted the audit.
Nika-Tera launches Student support programme for talented youth
A round table devoted to the launch of Student support programme for talented youth was held under the aegis of Nika-Tera sea terminal (Nika Tera Specialized Seaport LLC is a part of Group DF), which initiated the programme. Representatives of the Department of education, science and youth of the Mykolayiv State Region Administration, Mykolayiv regional employment centre, Mykolayiv institutions of higher education participated in development and discussion of the Student programme.
ZTMC increased titanium sponge production by 49.6% in Q1 2015
Zaporizhzhia Titanium and Magnesium Combine LLC, a part of Group DF’s titanium business, increased titanium sponge production by 49.6% (from 1523.8 tons to 2279.9 tons) and reduced commercial titanium slag production by 36.5% (from 2,500 to 1,588 tons) in Q1 2015.