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Dubal

Industry: 
Industrial Metals
States: 
MO
Country: 
UAE
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On its company website, Dubal lists a "discharge port" at Bandar Abbas, Iran.

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Dubal lists Iran under its "global network," with which it “fulfils term-supply contracts for value-added primary aluminium.”

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Dubal lists multiple "sales managers" for Iran on its company website.

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Dubal lists a North American branch.

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Dubal’s technology was listed as part of a 2012 project conducted by Italy’s FATA EPC in Bandar Abbas, Iran.

National Aluminium Co Ltd (NALCO)

Industry: 
Industrial Metals
Symbol: 
NACL: India
Country: 
India
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"In India, the National Aluminium Co Ltd (NALCO) (NALU.NS) has awarded a sell tender to the Iran Aluminium Company (Iralco), two sources said. The European Union sanctioned Iralco in December 2012 for supplying aluminium to The Iran Centrifuge Technology Co (TESA), which is a subsidiary of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). Swiss trading giants Trafigura and Glencore Xstrata (GLEN.L) have both supplied alumina to Iralco in the past as part of barter deals in exchange for aluminium, but both halted supplies over new EU sanctions…A senior official at India's mines ministry, under which state-owned NALCO operates, said the government was not looking into the issue but could investigate if required. 'In general, we do not have anything against trade ties with Iran,' the official said. The sale was for 30,000 tonnes of alumina to Iralco and shipments were due to start in August, the sources said...'(The) Indian government is encouraging exports to Iran. There is nothing wrong in NALCO exporting alumina to that country,' a senior company official who declined to be identified due to corporate policy told Reuters. NALCO said last week it planned to raise its alumina exports by 40 percent to 1.4 million tonnes this fiscal year to help India increase dollar inflows as global investors dump emerging market currencies anticipating the gradual end to U.S. stimulus." (Reuters, "China, India raise alumina sales to Iran after sanctions push others out," 8/27/13)

Metalloinvest

Industry: 
Industrial Metals, Steel
Symbol: 
RU: METIN
Country: 
Russia
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"Iran plans to increase steel output, becoming an exporter of the metal, after U.S.-led sanctions over the country’s nuclear program reduced imports by 30 percent, an executive from the Islamic republic’s Esfahan Steel Co. said . . . Russian companies including OAO Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel and Metalloinvest (METIN) have been supplying steel to Iran." (Bloomberg, "Iran Plans To Raise Steel Output After Sanctions Cut Imports 30%," 6/26/12) 

Robert Thomas

Industry: 
Industrial Metals
Country: 
Germany
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Robert Thomas is a German metal and electrical manufacturing company that works in Iran through its partner, UMD. UMD is a German and European distributor company that has two offices in Iran. On UMD's website, Thomas products are advertised. (UMD Website, "Partner")

Manufacturer of electrical appliances. Operates in Iran through German distributor UMD and Iran-Severin Kish.

MultiMetall Reiner Schulze

Industry: 
Industrial Metals
Country: 
Germany
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MultiMetall works in Iran through Iranian agency, Kasra Industrial Lining and Coating Consultant Co. Kasra lists itself as an "exclusive agency" of MultiMetall. (Kasra Website, "Homepage")

Producer of advanced polymer metals. Partnered with Kasra Industrial Lining and Coating Consultant Co.

Koenig & Bauer (KBA)

Industry: 
Industrial Metals
Country: 
Germany
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KBA subsidiary, KBA MetalPrint, works in Iran through its partner, Aran Afra Corp. (KBA MetalPrint Website, "Regional Contacts")

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"Since early 2012, the Iranian Rial has lost about two-thirds of its value against the dollar. This is accompanied by a decay and the internal value of the currency . . . Iran's economy itself threatens another problem: there is a dearth banknotes. Companies such as the German press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer (KBA) are under pressure to deliver any equipment that needs Iran for banknote printing. The interest group "United Against Nuclear Iran" (UANI) had already forcefully warned in early October KBA to make business with Iran. 'Tehran's only way to counter the devaluation of Rials, is to print new money', the union argued in their letter. The Iran-critics also pointed to the European Union sanctions in March, prohibiting the supply of notes and coins to Iran . . . UANI has now proved formidable ally of the U.S. government in Iran policy. Founded by the former top American diplomat Mark Wallace union members include former CIA Director Jim Woolsey and former BND, August Hanning. The UANI has exerted among other Siemens and Porsche massive pressure to sever links to Iran. The organization calls even hotels in New York  on this, the Iranian delegation at the edge of deny meeting UN hospitality." (Die Welt, "In Iran, only the stock market is booming," 11/11/12)

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"Three foreign currency printing companies have decided to discontinue their businesses in Iran, UANI (United Against Nuclear Iran U.S. group) Communications Director Nathan Carleton told Trend. Earlier this month, UANI has launched a 'Iran Rial Currency Printing Campaign', which targeted companies that print Rial for the Islamic Republic.According to Nathan Carleton, three such companies have stopped their businesses there, as a result of UANI's campaign.'All three of the firms we contacted, 'KBA', 'Flint', and 'DLR', have informed us that they are no longer involved in currency printing in Iran,' Carleton said, noting that UANI applauds the companies for their decisions. KBA, of Germany, is the world's second-largest security banknote printing press manufacturer, and has sold printing presses to numerous Iranian entities . . . Nathan Carleton noted that no one should be helping the Iranian regime print more currency during this critical time.'We will continue to observe the rial's value, but we do not expect it to improve unless the regime changes course.'" (Bloomberg, "Three currency printing companies stop their businesses in Iran," 10/20/12) 

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"At least one major European engraving company that has been providing currency production services to Iran says it has stopped doing business there. The company, Koenig & Bauer AG of Würzburg, Germany, also says it has not responded to an Iranian request for bids to make the presses to print new rials. Koenig & Bauer’s disclosure was contained in a mailed response to a query by United Against Nuclear Iran, a New York-based sanctions advocacy group, which seized upon the 40 percent drop in the rial’s value this month to begin a new campaign aimed at the currency itself...  In letters Mr. Wallace wrote to Koenig & Bauer and two other companies in the banknote business, De La Rue P.L.C. of Hampshire, England, and Flint Group of Luxembourg, he said that European Union sanctions already prohibit Europe-based banknote companies from providing such services to Iran’s central bank. Mr. Wallace wrote that his group would be “contacting relevant regulatory officials in Luxembourg and the E.U.” to ensure enforcement." (The New York Times, "Iran’s Supply of Currency May Be at Risk in Sanctions," 10/16/2012)

 

The printing press company is active in Iran. KBA subsidiary, KBA MetalPrint, also works in Iran. In October 2012, UANI applauded KBA for ending its currency printing business in Iran, but its other business in the country appears to continue. 

Bergrohr

Industry: 
Industrial Metals
Country: 
Germany
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Bergrohr is a German company that manufactures large diameter steel pipes for high demanding applications such as energy infrastructures, off-shore wind parks, bridges, halls, and harbor constructions. (Bergrohr Website, "About Us")

Bergrohr has a branch office in Iran. (Matthias Kuntzel, "Who is Who in German Trade With Iran")

Manufacturer of large diameter steel pipes for high demanding applications such as energy infrastructure. Berghor has a branch office in Iran.

Salzgitter Mannesmann International

Industry: 
Industrial Metals
Country: 
Germany
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Salzgitter lists an Iranian distributor, Parisagh Tejarati Iran Co. (Ltd.) on its website. (Salzgitter Mannesmann International (USA) Website, “Sales Organisation”) 

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"After the sanctions were published in June 2010, Hansa began to move into the business abandoned by Sepanir's former German intermediary, Salzgitter Mannesmann International GmbH, which 'ended cooperation as soon as we learned the Iranian Revolutionary Guards were involved,' a Salzgitter spokesman said. Hansa took over some contracts that had been drafted between Salzgitter and Sepanir to supply the Iranians with fire-protection equipment and other technical energy-industry needs—fulfilling the orders for Petrokish instead, commercial records show... Several German companies contacted by the Journal said they had sold goods to Salzgitter for shipment to Iran until the U.N. designation of Sepanir last year. But after that, they said, they took up contracts with a new intermediary, Hansa... Mr. Gieseke said Minimax had been a client of Salzgitter and Sepanir before sanctions, that the stationery was brought to the meeting by a Petrokish representative, and that Minimax didn't notice the logos." (The Wall Street Journal, "Sanctions Hit—and Miss—in German Trade With Iran," 12/17/2011)

Manufacturer of industrial steel products, including piping used in the petrochemical industry. Also provides transport and insurance. Lists numerous traders and managers covering its business in Iran.

Antonov Co.

Industry: 
Aerospace, Manufacturing
Country: 
Ukraine
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"The Persian Gulf country will buy two Ukrainian-made Antonov-158s, after a test flight of the aircraft earlier this month, Mohammad-Ali Sirati, managing director of the Iranian aircraft company, was cited as saying by the official Islamic Republic News Agency. The countries then will start to jointly build the aircraft next year, Sirati, whose company will be in charge of the project, said in Tehran yesterday. Some 30 percent of each plane will be made in Iran, state-run media reported." (Business Week, "Iran Says Antonov-158 Built With Ukraine May Fly in 2013," 10/6/2011)

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Antonov lists on its website that their AN-24 turboprop aircraft is serially produced at HESA plant in Isfahan, Iran. (Antonov website)

Cometals (Commercial Metals Company)

Industry: 
Industrial Metals
Symbol: 
NYSE:CMC
Country: 
USA
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"This license authorized the company to complete the sale and delivery of Mexican-origin goods, the precise nature of which OFAC redacted, to China, even though the goods had been shipped via the Iranian government-owned shipping line known as Irisl. Irisl has since been designated as an entity involved in helping the Iranian regime obtain technology it needs for its ballistic missile and nuclear programs. The license also allowed the bank that issued the letter of credit for the sale, HSBC, to make good on its obligations. In granting the license, OFAC wrote that Cometals had advised the agency that it was subject to large daily fees for every day that the vessel was not unloaded as well as possible financial claims from the Chinese customer for failing to deliver the goods. OFAC granted the license 'in order to enable Cometals to avoid significant financial loss,' it said. While OFAC was under no obligation to grant this license given that it involved an Iranian entity, OFAC's director, Adam J. Szubin, stressed that Irisl was not added to a special United States blacklist of proliferators until five years after this license was issued. Up until then, he said case-by-case exceptions were made in cases like this one in which the company did not know that an Iranian entity was involved when it entered into the transaction, and in which granting the license did not involve a direct payment from a United States person or company to an Iranian entity." (New York Times, "Licenses Granted to U.S. Companies Run the Gamut," 12/24/10)