Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works
"Russian steelmaker Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works, otherwise known as MMK, has started shipping its flat steel products to Iran through Kazakhstan’s port of Aktau. Transportation through Aktau will allow MMK save money and develop sales to Iran, according to market sources." (January 22, 2017).
parent company Mintha Holding Limited
"Russian steelmaker MMK's Turkish unit sees Iran and Syria, both constrained by sanctions in international trade, as promising markets, the unit's chief executive said on Wednesday... 'On Iran we expect increasing sales. I think that the political situation will still allow us to enter these markets,' he said, adding the unit, MMK Metalurji, had already supplied small volumes to Iran... MMK, the Russian acronym for Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works, will invest an additional $100 million in its Turkish plant to boost efficiency and take advantage of a market recovery, which it anticipates from 2013 onward, Galkin said... MMK CEO Boris Dubrovsky said earlier this year the company would consider selling a 49 percent stake in MMK Metalurji provided the plant was running at its full capacity and a decent offer was made." (Reuters, "MMK says Syria, Iran promising clients for upgraded Turkish mill," 11/7/2012)
"Iran plans to increase steel output, becoming an exporter of the metal, after U.S.-led sanctions over the country’s nuclear program reduced imports by 30 percent, an executive from the Islamic republic’s Esfahan Steel Co. said . . . Russian companies including OAO Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel and Metalloinvest (METIN) have been supplying steel to Iran. MMK failed to complete a deal to buy a stake in Esfahan Steel in 2008." (Bloomberg, "Iran Plans To Raise Steel Output After Sanctions Cut Imports 30%," 6/26/12)