Informatization of society, the need to adapt to a changing global situation in the "new economy", the growing share and the increasing importance of intellectual, innovative industries and services qualitatively change the modern look of the most important structural sector of the industry.
Becoming increasingly important in the search for new growth factors and new core competencies, maximising both within the country as a whole and in certain regions a competitive advantage. One of such advantages is the presence of rich mineral resources.
The importance of one of the most important economic activities related to processing industry - production of ferroalloys. They are of particular importance for obtaining high strength alloyed and modified steels of high quality, required for the development of engineering, aviation, aerospace and defense industries, in the production of high-tech products, which is essential in the formation of the modern technological order.