New World Resources Plc (’NWR’) is pleased to announce that its hard coal subsidiary OKD, a. s. (’OKD’) has won a prestigious award from voestalpine AG (‘voestalpine’), the international steel producer.
voestalpine this year recognised its suppliers and business partners with awards in three categories: Partnership, Performance and Materials. OKD received an award in the Materials category, which was presented to OKD CEO Klaus-Dieter Beck during the Supplier and Service Partners Conference in Linz, Austria.
’voestalpine has been a longstanding business partner of ours. We have maintained good relations for more than 60 years, all the time supplying coal to Austria. We greatly value this award from our prominent customer. For us, it is confirmation that we have been performing well over the long term,’ said Klaus-Dieter Beck. ’And it is very important for us to know that voestalpine is to invest in a PCI technology project in Linz that could enable us to expand our business cooperation,’ added Mr. Beck.
In 2011, voestalpine accounted for approximately 19% of NWR’s coking coal sales.
voestalpine is based in Linz, Austria, and has production and sales companies in more than 60 countries around the world. voestalpine comprises four divisions (Steel, Special Steel, Railway Systems, and Metal Forming). In 2010-11, the Group generated sales of EUR 10.95 billion and employed almost 46,000 people worldwide.
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NWR is one of Central Europe’s leading hard coal and coke producers. NWR produces coking and thermal coal for the steel and energy sectors in Central Europe through its subsidiary OKD, the largest hard coal mining company in the Czech Republic. NWR's coke subsidiary OKK Koksovny, a.s. (‘OKK’), is Europe's largest producer of foundry coke. NWR currently has development projects in Poland and Czech Republic, which form part of NWR's regional growth strategy. NWR is a FTSE 250 company, with listings in London, Prague and Warsaw.