Italy includes Ferriere Nord and Riva Acciaio in cartel probe

The Italian Competition Authority has included two Italian reinforcing bar producers, Ferriere Nord and Riva Acciaio, in its investigation launched in October 2015 on major Italian companies that produce and sell reinforcing bar and steel mesh. This inclusion came after a separate investigation regarding Nuovo Campsider Association, a branch of the Italian steel association Federacciai, found that market information regarding scrap was shared among... Read More

IREPAS in Rome: Participants agree prices are close to the bottom

The 73rd meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Rome, Italy on October 4-6, 2015. There were 84 producer representatives among the 284 registered delegates from 35 different countries. There were also 30 registrations representing 22 different raw material suppliers. IREPAS chairman Kim Marti stated during his opening address that the main challenges the long products industry is facing are overcapacity... Read More

The program of the 73rd IREPAS meeting

October 4th, Sunday 19:00 – 22:00                    Welcome Cocktail at Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa October 5th, Monday 09:00 – 09:15                 Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS – Kim Marti 09:15 – 10:30                   SESSION ONE “The Many Futures of an Industry – Targets, Trends, Trouble, and Taboo” Special Guest Speaker: Professor... Read More

73rd IREPAS meeting will be held in Rome

The 73rd IREPAS meeting will be held on October 4th to 6th, 2015 at The Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA in Rome, Italy in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Fall’15 Conference. All required information can be found here.    Read More

IREPAS in Berlin: Specter of rising Chinese exports haunts the markets

The 71st meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Berlin, Germany on September 28-30. There were 82 producer representatives among the 288 registered delegates from 40 different countries. There were 48 registrations representing 33 different raw material suppliers. Raw material suppliers: Increasing Chinese exports will alter market balances Ioannis Meimaroglou, chairman of the IREPAS raw material suppliers... Read More

IREPAS had its 54th meeting with 191 participants

The 54th IREPAS meeting was held on April 2nd and 3rd, along with SteelOrbis’ Spring ’06 “Steel in the Raw” conference at the LeMeridien Excelsior Galia Hotel in Milan. A new record high total of 191 steel industry professionals from 30 different countries attended the conference, during which the current market circumstances and the expectations for future were discussed.  Read More

54th IREPAS meeting to be held on 2-3 April in Milan

54th IREPAS meeting will be held at Le Meridien Excelsior Gallia Hotel in Milan, on 2nd and 3rd of April 2006, along with the SteelOrbis Spring 2006 “Steel in the Raw” Conference. Please kindly confirm your participation at, if you are a registered member. If you are not a registered member, please first register yourself on , then confirm your participation. The fee will be €445,-... Read More

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