Makstil Inc. is a significant and very important producer of hot rolled heavy plates in the Balkan region consisted of Steel Making Plant and Quarto Rolling Plate Mill. The company Makstil Inc. was established in 1997 upon privatization and reconstruction of the former Mines and Iron & Steelworks Skopje( founded in 1967) as an integrated producer of flat rolled products such as: hot rolled plates, hot rolled coils, cold rolled strips and sheets, galvanized strips and sheets and pre-painted coated strips and sheets with annual production of about 1.200.000 mt. of finished products. During the mid 90s the various production units were divided into 10 independent entities pursuant to the decision of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia. As an independent entity out of the above 10, Makstil Inc. runs steel slabs production with EAF steelmaking and continuous casting as well as plates production with Duferco Group as a main partner and major shareholder.