PJSC “Zaporozhye production aluminum combine” (ZALK) caused workers from forced leave where they were from 17-18 August due to inactivity.

As have informed Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” the representative of the plant, from September 1, the workers came out of the holiday season.

However, he clarified that the company currently produces aluminum wire rod, due to the lack of raw materials – primary aluminum.

“Wire rod in the second and third quarters, we were not allowed for two reasons: there are more products in stock, and also because of problems with the implementation of economic activity – account arrested, under investigation. Therefore, the purchase of raw materials we, in fact, blocked as output. Currently being current non-industrial activities”, – said the Agency interlocutor .

As reported, the security Service of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor’s office has been investigating the situation around Zalka, announcing the nine suspected members of an international criminal gang, including three Russians who are suspected of deliberate destruction of the integral industrial complex of Zap in the interests of the competitors from Russia.

According to experts, as a result of criminal actions the state suffered damage amounting to more than $39 million and more than 100 million UAH.

In addition, it was reported that ZALK in the first half-2017получил net profit of $ 227,611 million UAH, while in the same period of 2016 had a net loss 281,994 million. Net income in the period amounted to 15,456 million UAH, while in the first half of 2016, he was absent.

Outstanding loss by the end of June 2017 amounted to 6 billion 514,908 million.

In the second quarter of 2017 the plant does not produce products, but sold 96,946 tons of previously released aluminum rod and 1,309 tons of wire rod from raw materials.

The company in 2016 has made 552,287 tons of aluminum wire rod and 119,547 tons of raw materials. Implemented 116,49 116,966 tons and tons of raw materials. In General produced 671,834 tons of wire rod sold – 233,456 tons.

The number of employees Zalka in 2016 increased by 72,5% to 207 people.

ZALK was formerly Ukraine’s only producer of primary aluminum.

The owner of Zap in 2004 was the Russian company SUAL. In 2007, the plant came under the control of RUSAL, created by merging aluminum and alumina assets of JSC “RUSAL”, “SUAL” and Swiss trader Glencore.

In many years of litigation a verdict on termination of the contract of purchase and sale of 68.01% of actions Zalka and return this package to the state property.

According to the company at the end of 2016, the property of FGI is 68,00949% shares of PJSC “Stakhanov carriage works”, the company Velbay Holding Ltd. (Cyprus, controlled by RUSAL, Russia) – 29,53629% of the shares.

The authorized capital of PJSC “Stakhanov carriage works” is 155 million 682,28 thousand UAH, nominal shares – 0.25 UAH.