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Sheet Packing lines to KUMZ

Aluminum alloys  semi-finished products  producer Kamensk Uralsky Metallurgical Works (KUMZ) in Russia has purchased four Pesmel sheet packing lines. The lines will start operating in autumn 2018. One fully automated packing line can pack up to 25 000 tons of sheets yearly. Aluminium sheet & plate packages are delivered to customers in Russia and abroad, one of the most important customer group being aerospace industry with customers like Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier Aerospace.

In 1944 founded Kumz manufactures and sells aluminium semi-finished products. Pesmel packing lines are delivered to a new unique modern rolling complex in Kamensk-Uralsky, Sverdlovsk Oblast, where Kumz is located. KUMZ is one of the most significant companies and experts in aluminium alloys in Russia. The total delivery includes three fully automated sheet packing lines for 6 to 12 meter sheets and one manual line for special 32 meters long sheets. Automated packing will replace the current manual operations significantly increasing the efficiency and packing quality. One automated packing line requires only 3-4 operators to system monitoring and packing material filling.

With automated functions the product handling is easier and more gentle, as the aluminium sheets are very thin and vulnerable to dents. At the packing line the sheets are unstacked one by one and laminated or oiled when needed. In re-stacking paper is placed between every sheet, after which the stack is folded by plastic. Then the stack is palletized, strapped and labelled. Altogether there are tens of different packing codes coming from the mill system or defined by the operator.

In this case customer’s needs and supplier’s offering met each other perfectly, as Pesmel’s technical solution together with similar sheet packing references convinced KUMZ to invest in automated packing.








For further information, please contact:
Mr. Juha Suksi, VP Sales and Marketing, tel. +358 20 7009 624, email: juha.suksi(at)
Mr. Timo Lehtonen, Sales Manager, tel. +358 20 7009 621, email: timo.lehtonen(at)

Kamensk Uralsky Metallurgical Works

Kamensk Uralsky Metallurgical Works (KUMZ in Russian abbreviation) is one of the largest  downstream companies in Russia. KUMZ has a rich history as it was founded in 1944 as a manufacturer of semi-finished products in aluminium-, magnesium-based and aluminium-lithium alloys. Today the compay supplies high quality aluminium plates, wide variety of extruded products  (rods & bars, profiles of different shapes & wide railway extruded panels as well as aluminium tubes & drill pipes). KUMZ is also specialized in forged materials supplying die-forgings, hand-forgings, rolled rings, forged plates and bars. KUMZ three productions are situated in one place.

KUMZ serves Russian and CIS markets as well as exports worldwide. Export sales cover North American market, European market, Asian market.


Pesmel Oy is an international expert in material handling. Company’s highly automated handling, packing and storaging systems improve mills’ internal logistics and maintains their product quality during transportation. Pesmel’s two main customer groups are metal and paper industry. During nearly four decades, Pesmel has delivered over 400 handling and packing projects and approximately 120 storage systems. The company employs 200 professionals internationally.