Headquartered in Red Bank New Jersey, Kopo International is the US trading division of the SIJ Group, the largest steel producer in Slovenia and one of the leading specialty steel producers in Europe.For close to 400 years, SIJ has produced Plate and Long Products in Stainless, Carbon, Alloy and Tool Steel at their Metal Ravne and Acroni Mills. They are the largest Quarto plate producer in Europe and third largest in the world. As of 2016, all material from Slovenia is DFARS compliant.
Fidelity PAC Metals Ltd is a Canadian independently owned Master Distributor. “Always a Supplier, Never a Competitor” says Tom Pope, President and CEO of Fidelity PAC Metals when referring to their long standing policy of selling exclusively to the distribution community and never to the end market. Tom continues “while touring the SIJ Group production facilities, I immediately recognized the huge commitment to quality controls. The amount of laboratory testing is extremely impressive. During my visit I was able to spend time with several of their top managers and key employees who emphasized their commitment to producing high-quality products. I was able to meet a few of their long-standing customers as well who also agreed that SIJ’s vertically integrated business structure guarantees complete control of the value chain, from scrap to final product”.
Andrew Towey, CEO of Kopo International says, “we are very pleased to have Fidelity PAC Metals representing us as a strategic partner of SIJ products and we look forward to further developing our relationships and expanding the scope of product offerings in the Canadian market”.
SIJ Group Products are expected to begin arriving at FidelityPAC warehouses in early 2020.
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Source: Fidelity PAC Metals Ltd, Canada.
2020 February 18