Tirus operations perform the sales and distribution activities in Europe and North America for VSMPO. Two locations in Europe and two locations in North America house sales personnel and stock product manufactured in Russia to perform local just-in-time delivery services to meet customer expectations in these markets. Through its dedicated sales people Tirus operations are able to work closely with the customer base to determine appropriate quantities of desired products to stock in each location, and then the warehouse operations maintain necessary stock levels to assure smooth delivery to our customers. In addition, Tirus operations are able to provide additional services such as cutting to size of plate, sheet, bar, and billet, along with heat treating, precision grinding and machining to customer specifications.