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CRONIMET Holding Group with clearly positive operating result

Karlsruhe, May 29, 2020

  • Group defies volatile markets 2019

  • Management sees CRONIMET well prepared for upcoming corona challenges

CRONIMET Holding Group with clearly positive operating result

The CRONIMET Holding Group, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany,achieved a very satisfactory operating result of approximately Euro 35 million on sales of Euro 2.2 billion in fiscal year 2019 despite the slowdown of the global economic dynamics and partly very volatile developments in raw material prices. With a tonnage of well over 1.4 million tons shipped to the stainless steel mills worldwide, it was also possible to almost match the record figure of the previous year.


The very positive development of the previous year was continued in the 1st quarter of 2020 and a
clearly positive operating result was achieved. However, since the end of March, the effects of the
Corona Pandemic have also been noticeable in the CRONIMET Holding Group, so that in April there
was a noticeable decline in earnings to a, however, still positive operating result. The management
also expects the company's development to be impaired in the following months.


Regardless of this, CEO and co-shareholder Jürgen Pilarsky is convinced that the company is well
prepared for overcoming this global crisis situation: "Thanks to the great commitment of our
employees, we have continuously developed our business model over the past years and made it
crisis-resistant. In doing so, we have placed a special focus on a long-term partnership with our
suppliers, customers and financing partners that is characterized by trust and that will help us to
master the challenges of the coming months". CRONIMET relies in particular on its own financial
strength and does not plan to raise additional financing.


About the CRONIMET Holding Group
The CRONIMET Holding Group, based in Karlsruhe, is a 100% family-owned company. The CRONIMET
Holding Group is a worldwide specialist for stainless steel scrap, ferroalloys and primary metals. The
company has been supplying raw materials for the stainless steel producing industry for four decades.
The focus lies on trade & sales, recycling and production & services. The CRONIMET Holding Group
was founded in 1980 and today has over 70 subsidiaries worldwide with more than 1500 employees.

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New management at CRONIMET Legierungen Dortmund GmbH

Karlsruhe, April 15, 2020

  • Volkmar Schink is no longer managing director of CRONIMET Legierungen Dortmund GmbH.

  • Julija Komarovic has taken over as managing director

Volkmar Schink is no longer managing director of CRONIMET Legierungen Dortmund GmbH. The management of CRONIMET Holding GmbH and Schink agreed on this by mutual consent. Schink was Managing Director of CRONIMET Legierungen Dortmund GmbH and Cronileg Rohstoffhandelsgesellschaft mbH since 2017. The management of CRONIMET Holding thanks Volkmar Schink for the cooperation and wishes him all the best for his private and professional future.

The succession of Volkmar Schink at CRONIMET Legierungen Dortmund GmbH was taken over by Julija Komarovic on March 26, 2020. She has been working in various positions in the CRONIMET Group since October 2015. Especially in her position as Managing Director of Minerals Supply Africa (MSA) LTD in Rwanda she was able to prove her abilities as a responsible and determined creator. With her experience and commitment, Julija Komarovic fulfills the prerequisites for successfully shaping the further development of CRONIMET Legierungen Dortmund GmbH.

About the CRONIMET Holding Group
The CRONIMET Holding Group, based in Karlsruhe, is a 100% family-owned company. The CRONIMET Holding Group is a worldwide specialist for stainless steel scrap, ferroalloys and primary metals. The company has been supplying raw materials for the stainless steel producing industry for four decades. The focus lies on trade & sales, recycling and production & services. The CRONIMET Holding Group was founded in 1980 and today has over 70 subsidiaries worldwide with more than 1500 employees.

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Martin Stepper strengthens CRONIMET’s Ferroalloys and Powder Metallurgy Business Unit

Karlsruhe, December 16, 2019

  • On 01.01.2020 Martin Stepper starts as Head of Business Unit Ferroalloys and Powder Metallurgy at CRONIMET Holding Group.

On 01.01.2020 Martin Stepper starts as Head of Business Unit Ferroalloys and Powder Metallurgy at CRONIMET Holding Group.

As part of its current portfolio, CRONIMET Holding is converting metal scrap and concentrates to ferroalloys, besides its historically grown trading business with those materials. “CRONIMET has a global network comprising of our own facilities, as well as through close relations with our business partners. We should take advantage of this, in order to grow our business in the area of the production and distribution of Ferroalloys and Metal Powders and to further develop ourselves sustainably. Martin has a strong metallurgical know-how and knows the production processes and requirements of melt shops very well. This is a great addition to our current team.”, highlighted by Jürgen Pilarsky, CEO of CRONIMET Holding Group.

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Appointment of Mr. Marijo Zeljko as CEO Europe of CRONIMET Holding GmbH

Karlsruhe, 08. November 2019

  • Mr. Marijo Zeljko is responsible for the overall management of all European locations

  • In addition, he will remain Managing Director of CRONIMET Ferroleg. GmbH

In September 2019, Marijo Zeljko was appointed CEO Europe of the CRONIMET Group. Mr. Zeljko is thus responsible for the overall management of all European locations as well as purchasing and sales in this region.

Mr. Zeljko has been working for CRONIMET since 1998. In 2004 he was appointed Plant Manager of CRONIMET Ferroleg GmbH, located at the headquarters in Karlsruhe. At the beginning of 2015 he also took over the management of this company.

In 2010, Mr. Zeljko was seconded to the Italian subsidiary Nichel Leghe SpA for three years as Plant Manager and Managing Director.

After his return from Italy, Mr. Zeljko was one of the founding members of the Board Europe at the end of 2013 and has since been responsible for the "Operations & Technology" divisions in Europe.

Based on his many years of experience, both the Pilarsky shareholder family and the management of CRONIMET Holding GmbH have now decided to appoint Mr. Zeljko as CEO Europe. The CRONIMET management congratulates Mr. Zeljko on this new and highly responsible position within the CRONIMET Group!

In addition to his new position, Mr. Zeljko will continue to hold the position of Managing Director of CRONIMET Ferroleg. GmbH. With more than 20 years of company and industry knowledge, he will also support the other European CRONIMET locations as CEO Europe in the near future.

"I view CRONIMET's future in Europe with great confidence, because I am sure that together we have all the necessary resources to shape it positively for the benefit of the company", Marijo Zeljko takes up his new challenge. "The best way to predict the future is to shape it ourselves".

 

About the CRONIMET Holding Group

The CRONIMET Holding Group, based in Karlsruhe, together with the companies of the affiliate company CRONIMET Mining AG, is part of the 100% family-owned CRONIMET Group. The CRONIMET Holding Group is a worldwide specialist for stainless steel scrap, ferroalloys and primary metals. The company has been supplying raw materials for the stainless steel producing industry for nearly four decades. The focus lies on trade & sales, recycling and production & services. The CRONIMET Holding Group was founded in 1980 and today has over 70 subsidiaries worldwide with more than 1500 employees. The entire CRONIMET Group currently employs more than 5600 people globally.

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