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“ We always appreciated the professional way in which the business was being conducted and the fair way everyone was being treated: the long term partnership was always more important than the short term profit opportunity

Worldwide Sales Partner

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2 ❙ Pipex Italia 4 ❙ Zeleziarne Podbrezova Group 6 ❙ Full integrated process 8 ❙ Consulting services

❙ Products

12 Tubes 16 Fittings 18 Billets 20 Hollow sections 22 Round bars 24 Car components 26 Forged 30 ❙ Sales network 32 ❙ Sectors of application 34 ❙ Business partners 36 ❙ Corporate social responsibility 38 ❙ Company organization 40 ❙ Contacts and addresses


Caring for customer Our mission is to work daily for a full understanding and evaluation of customer’s needs to provide them with complete commercial and service support and aiming to build up trusted and long term business relationships. Internationally known for our multi-language organization, the technical expertise and the broad competences on legal aspects of diverse geographical markets, we grant accurate delivery coverage on a global scale.

“ We appreciate your contribution to the industry and we value your knowledge and expertise. You have an excellent way of forging long term relationships be it your customers, suppliers or industry colleagues

Global Top Steel Producer

Worldwide sales marketing & distribution organization Pipex Italia is one of the utmost sales and marketing organizations in the steel pipe industry, operating all over the world. We are the main salesforce branch of Zeleziarne Podbrezova Group, a top full-cycle producer of steel tube and fittings located in the European Union. With a 20 years’ experience, we stock and distribute Zeleziarne Podbrezova products as well as steel goods made by the biggest worldwide companies that complete Pipex’ products size range. With the recent merger with TS Steel Pipe & Fittings and its large warehouse, we are now able to autonomously fulfill customers’ special requirements concerning tube delivery, such as precise lengths, special packaging and marking. Pipex is certified ISO 9001:2008, the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses.

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We are the sales soul of Zeleziarne Podbrezova Group With about 7.000 total employees, Zeleziarne Podbrezova Group is an integral cycle manufacturer, transforming scrap into seamless steel tubes, butt welding fittings, continuously cast billets. Product and process innovation, time accuracy, price stability, agility, technical perfection: these are the values that the Group may guarantee to customers.

“ Under your extraordinary leadership, Pipex has established an outstanding reputation for integrity and commitment to the interests of its clients. You have and continue to provide timely, sound and business-oriented advice to our organization that helps us to work effectively and successfully with clients every day

Top Asian Trading Company

4 Zeleziarne Podbrezova Group ranks among the biggest and most ancient European steel producers. Founded in 1840 by the Austrian monarchy for the construction of the railway system of the Austro-Hungaric kingdom, today Zeleziarne Podbrezova Group is a complex organization headquartered in Slovakia (European Union) and composed by the following companies spread out all over Europe:

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Zeleziarne Podbrezova a.s., Slovak Republic ŽĎAS a.s., Žďàr nad Sàzavou, Czech Republic TS Plzeň a.s., Plzeň, Czech Republic ŽIAROMAT a.s., Kalinovo, Slovak Republic Transformaciones Metalùrgicas s.a., Premià de Mar, Spain ŽP EKO QELET a.s., Martin, Slovak Republic KBZ s.r.o., Košice, Slovak Republic

Commercial and marketing organizations 8 Pipex Italia S.p.A., Arona, Italy 9 Pipex Deutschland GmbH, Münich, Germany 10 ŽP TRADE Bohemia a.s., Praha, Czech Republic 11 Slovrur Sp. Z o.o., Stalowa Wola, Poland

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12 ŽĎAS SGS GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany


❙❙ European Community

❙ Zeleziarne Podbrezova Group


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Full integrated process

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1 Scrap collecting and processing 2 Continuous casting 3 Seamless hot rolled tubes production 4 Seamless cold drawn precision tubes production 5 Semi-finished tubes products manufacturing 6 Quality and assurance control 7 Packing and shipment

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Pipex helps companies fulfil clients' ambitions We make at disposal our broad experience to steel companies aiming to approach new geographical markets or expand their positioning on new business sectors. We can actually offer distinctive consulting services: unlike pure consultancy firms, we can provide high quality support at affordable costs because we have unique features arising from our mission of being both manufacturer and distributor.

“ Just after nominating you as our partner in Italy, you have deputed a dedicated person to deal in our line of business. This approach shows the professionalism personified in your company and now we are sure that we have knocked the right door

Asian Manufacturer of Value-Added Products

We are a full-line partner We put as a common factor our broad technical expertise on process and products, the commercial and logistical competences, the knowledge of legal aspects of the diverse geographies, the experience we matured on specific sectors: all these critical success factors allow us to be the reliable partner for those companies wishing to penetrate new markets or to kick off a new business.

From business idea up to sales & distribution We can perform two different actions to develop the steel companies’ business: ❙ Temporary export management ❙ Temporary sales management by providing a wide range of services, such as: ❙ Detailed assessment of potential markets (legal advice, financing opportunities, …) ❙ Definition of distribution channels for success, logistical and custom advise ❙ Search of human resources for export and their training ❙ Realization and editing of promotional documentation and digital tools ❙ Development of marketing and communication plans and roll-out

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(media relations, fair and exhibitions, incentive travels, leisure entertainment, …)


Consulting services

We create long-term partnerships with new and existing clients

We understand our clients’ business challenges

We never let our clients down

We are at the heart of our clients’ business

We adapt ourselves to our clients’ culture

We bring the most appropriate business ideas and solutions

COLLABORATION

BUSINESS UNDERSTANDING ▼


Products

We stock and distribute steel goods from Zeleziarne Podbrezova as well as products made by the top worldwide steel companies that complete our assortment and size range.

Our portfolio is thus composed by: ❙ Tubes ❙ Fittings ❙ Billets ❙ Hollow sections ❙ Round bars ❙ Car components ❙ Forged


Products

Carbon and alloy steel tubes Seamless Hot Rolled tubes ❙ Line pipes: black, plain ends hot dip galvanized, plain ends or threaded & coupled ends ❙ Boiler tubes, for utility boiler, industrial boiler, HRSG and other applications: in carbon steel grades in alloy steel grades ❙ Tubes for pressure equipments: for room temperature applications for high temperature applications fine-grain steels, for low temperature applications ❙ Tubes for gas & water service: black, plain ends hot dip galvanized, plain ends or threaded & coupled ends ❙ Tubes for mechanical and general engineering ❙ Hot finished structural hollow sections

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Tubes


Products

Carbon and alloy steel tubes Seamless Cold Drawn tubes ❙ Precision steel tubes for generic applications ❙ Tubes for heat exchangers and air coolers in low carbon steel grade and alloy grades, straight & U-bent ❙ Finned tubes for heat exchangers and air coolers in low carbon steel grade and alloy grades: low fin tubes high fin tubes ❙ Tubes with internal rifling for high performance boilers & heat exchangers ❙ Tubes for hydraulic & pneumatic lines: bright normalized galvanized (electrolytically zinc plated & Cr6 free passivated) phosphated ❙ Tubes for automotive applications: in random lengths in short cut lengths ❙ Tubes for bearing ❙ Tubes for hydraulic cylinders ❙ Tube for gas cylinders ❙ Tubes for bread oven furnaces ❙ Diesel injection pipes ❙ Tubes with special shapes for agricultural transmission ❙ Tubes in coils ❙ Zinc plated tubes coated in PVC for vehicles with CNG/LPG powered engines Welded Hot Rolled tubes ❙ Line pipes: black, plain ends hot dip galvanized, plain ends or threaded & coupled ends ❙ Tubes for gas & water service: black, plain ends hot dip galvanized, plain ends or threaded & coupled ends

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❙ Fire sprinkler pipes ❙ Structural tubes


Stainless steel tubes Seamless ❙ Scheduled pipes ❙ Tubes for hydraulic & pneumatic lines (hpl) ❙ Tubes for automotive applications ❙ Instrumentation / Precision tubing ❙ Tubes for heat exchangers and air coolers straight & U-bent ❙ Finned tubes for heat exchangers and air coolers: low fin tubes high fin tubes Welded ❙ Scheduled pipes ❙ Tubes for heat exchangers and air coolers

Copper & copper alloys tubes Seamless ❙ Admiralty brass ❙ Aluminum brass ❙ 90/10 Copper nickel ❙ 70/30 Copper nickel All the above mentioned material can be supplied: in straight length U-bent finned with low fins

Titanium tubes Welded ❙ Thin wall welded tubes ❙ Welded pipes ❙ Tig welded titanium tubes Seamless ❙ Titanium seamless pipes ❙ Titanium seamless tubes


Products

Carbon steel fittings Seamless ❙ Butt weld elbows and steel reducers: Standard structural Oil & Gas Low temperature High temperature

Stainless steel fittings Seamless ❙ Butt weld elbows and steel reducers: Standard structural Oil & Gas Low temperature High temperature ❙ Forging Fittings: Standard structural Oil & Gas Low temperature High temperature Welded ❙ Butt weld elbows and steel reducers: Standard structural Oil & Gas Low temperature High temperature

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Fittings


Products

Continuous cast billets Continuous cast billets are suitable for the production of pipes and further metallurgical semi-products by hot forming (rolling, forging, pressing). The billets can be supplied as: ❙ Carbon steel billets ❙ Alloy steel billets With the following shapes: ❙ Square section: from 125 to 280 mm ❙ Round section: from 150 to 280 mm

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Billets


Products

Hollow sections Hollow structural tubes are high strength cold formed suitable for construction and mechanical applications where controlled specifications and associated design regulations apply. The hollow structural sections have a wide range of application including: ❙ Architectural applications ❙ Steel constructions ❙ Road and rail vehicle construction ❙ Mechanical engineering ❙ Offshore installations ❙ Material handling The hollow sections can be supplied: ❙ Circular cold drawn hollow structural ❙ Square cold drawn hollow structural ❙ Rectangular cold drawn hollow structural sections

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Hollow sections


Products

Round bars Round steel bars are used in the forging, machining, hydraulic cylinder industrial sectors who manufacture parts for mechanical, agriculture, automotive and other engineering applications. The round steel bars can be supplied as: â?™ Hot rolled round bars â?™ Peeled round bars

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Rounds bars


Products

Semi-finished products for automotive Semi-finished products are products focused in fluid handling components related to powertrain and chassis systems. ❙ Powertrain systems: fuel rails fuel lines duo tubes SCR & EGR-pipes piston-cooling jets rigid pipes & studs oil & water-cooling pipes large diameter pipes oil fill & pick-up pipes ❙ Fluid handling systems: brake-lines brake and fuel-line bundles fuel-flange assemblies flexible tube and nylon-hose assemblies tube and rubber-hose assemblies air-conditioning tube and hose assemblies clutch actuator pipes ❙ Drive & Steering systems: steering columns drive shafts rack-tubes power-steer feed-pipes ingrain-gear pipes ball-bearing pipes shock-absorber housings

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Car components


Products

Forged parts and tube sheets Titanium plates ❙ Commercially Pure (CP) Titanium Plates ❙ Titanium-Clad Plates Clad steel plates ❙ Clad Steel Plates (with different base metals and cladding materials) Forgings ❙ Carbon steel & stainless steel flanges ❙ Carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys and special alloys tube sheet ❙ Forged rotating drumns ❙ Forged valve bodies ❙ Forged pipes ❙ Heavy weight & large dimensions special forgings in carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys and special alloys ❙ Carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys and special alloys forgings: for boilers for pressure vessels for piping for shipbuilding & marine applications for machinery & machine construction ❙ Heavy weight & large dimensions special forgings in carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys and special alloys Tube sheet ❙ Carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys and special alloys tube sheets up to 4 metre diameter and 75 ton weight.

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Forged


Best talents to steer clients’ needs We are a multi-cultural organization: speaking 10 diverse languages, our sales people have a deep technical knowledge on pipes and the related fields of application, topped with skills on logistics, legal and insurance. Their expertise and total availability allow to fully catch and satisfy even the most demanding customers.

“ We always appreciated the professional way in which the business was being conducted and the fair way everyone was being treated: the long term partnership was always more important than the short term profit opportunity

Worldwide Sales Partner

A global network with on-site support Our central sales personnel is strongly supported by reliable local agents placed in 9 strategic hubs covering areas like North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. With decades of experience, the agents may guarantee our customers logistical assistance, import practices management, brand promotion through fairs and expositions.

Sales agents location 1 Houston (USA) 2 Yaoundé (Camerun) 3 Istanbul (Turkey) 4 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 5 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 6 Jamnagar (India) 7 Shanghai (China) 8 Seoul (South Korea) 9 Tokyo (Japan) 10 Sydney (Australia)

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Sales network


Connected with worldwide markets and their players We supply pipes and complementary products to organizations located all over the world and operating in the following business sectors: ❙ Power & Energy

❙ Mechanical engineering ❙ Automotive

❙ Oil & Gas

❙ Construction & Building

We add value to products delivery through technical advice and, if requested, with project management services.

“ Pipex became an indispensable partner and carried out various projects of Korean clients with the same passion as if they had been their own

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Asian Top Trader Organization


Sectors of application


Best-of-breed ecosystem Pipex has developed a comprehensive economic system to provide customers with a complete set of tools so to better cope both ordinary and exceptional activities in their business. Through solid relationships with trusted partners, we may offer top services and advises, deep market analyses and events organization.

“ Your personal commitment, sacrifices and unshaken resolve in making the business a success has been unparalleled. Through key strategic partnerships, not only do we continue to expand across borders in Europe but across continents

Australian Sales and Distribution Company

Our main partners are: International fair of Milan for the steel business

The Italian news portal of the steel market

Technical Consulting and Engineering

Honorary Consulate of the Slovak Republic in Milan

COLORI DI RIFERIMENTO C 40 M 0 Y 90 K 0

International Forwarding Agent

C 95 M 80 Y 15 K 0

Engineering University of Milan

Department of Mechanical Engineering Politecnico di Milano

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Business partners


We strive to have a positive impact on the community At Pipex, the principles of social responsibility go far beyond legal compliance and charity: they are embedded in our business, our ethical conduct and our way of working. We sustain the community in which we operate, from young to elderly people, with specific programs on: ❙ Health

❙ Education

❙ Employability

❙ Sport

With a tremendous attention to the environment.

“ We still cannot believe that 20 years have already flown away since our first meeting in Tokyo… Thanks to your everlasting passion and honesty, we are sure we can expand our business more than ever

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International Trader from Japan


Corporate social responsibility


Sales Department Managing Director

Luigi Cuzzolin lcuzzolin@pipex.it

Sales Manager

Natale Martinelli nmartinelli@pipex.it

Financial Director

Gianluca Montecchi gmontecchi@pipex.it

Distribution Manager

Company organization

Mario Testa mtesta@pipex.it

Power & Energy Francesca Bogani _ fbogani@pipex.it Nicolò Costanzo _ ncostanzo@pipex.it Rosalba Croci _ rcroci@pipex.it Andrea Faraci _ afaraci@pipex.it Roberta Manfredini _ rmanfredini@pipex.it Elisabetta Previtali _ eprevitali@pipex.it

Oil & Gas Francesca Bogani _ fbogani@pipex.it Rosalba Croci _ rcroci@pipex.it Andrea Faraci _ afaraci@pipex.it Elisabetta Previtali _ eprevitali@pipex.it

Mechanical engineering Roberta Colombo _ rcolombo@pipex.it Andrea Faraci _ afaraci@pipex.it Helena Klimekova _ hklimekova@pipex.it Roberta Manfredini _ rmanfredini@pipex.it Elisabetta Previtali _ eprevitali@pipex.it

Construction & Building Francesca Bogani _ fbogani@pipex.it Roberta Colombo _ rcolombo@pipex.it Rosalba Croci _ rcroci@pipex.it Andrea Faraci _ afaraci@pipex.it Roberta Manfredini _ rmanfredini@pipex.it

Automotive Andrea Faraci _ afaraci@pipex.it

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Distribution & Warehouse Department Roberta Manfredini _ rmanfredini@pipex.it Luciano Peroni _ lperoni@pipex.it Giorgio Serafini _ gserafini@pipex.it Warehouse Raul Garbelli William Garbelli

Marketing Department Nicolò Costanzo _ ncostanzo@pipex.it Zivka Panin _ zpanin@pipex.it Monica Piantanida _ mpiantanida@pipex.it Milena Vicario _ mvicario@pipex.it

Accounting Department & General Services Valentina Bertini _ vbertini@pipex.it Lara Lo Cascio _ llocascio@pipex.it Silvia Lorenzini _ slorenzini@pipex.it Paolo Marcolungo _ pmarcolungo@pipex.it Valentina Marini _ vmarini@pipex.it Morena Morbatti _ mmorbatti@pipex.it

Quality Department Monica Piantanida _ mpiantanida@pipex.it

ISO 9001 Certificate N° 09-Q-00056-TIC


Switzerland

Bergamo Orio al Serio BGY

Arona Milan Malpensa MXP

France

Bagnatica Milan

Turin

Contacts and addresses

Italy

Pipex Italia S.p.A. Head Office Via Paleocapa, 10 - 28041 Arona (NO) T. +39 0322 235 511 - F. +39 0322 446 59 Operative Office Via Fratelli Kennedy, snc - 24060 Bagnatica (BG) T. +39 035 683 872 - F. +39 035 686 297 Warehouse Via Fratelli Kennedy, snc - 24060 Bagnatica (BG) T. +39 035 687 560 - F. +39 035 676 278 Registered Office Viale Gian Galeazzo, 15 - 20136 Milano (MI)

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Austria

Slovenia

“ Although we have been in competition many times, we have noticed that the company you have represented is now recognized as a new and reliable partner by many customers

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Croatia

Top seamless tubes producer

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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