OLINT®, a major supplier of garden and house accessories in Romania, produces and sells products for roofing applications under the Rufster brand. Rufster products are typically made from organic coated Granite® Quartz and Granite® Ultramat from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.

Rufster for roofing applications

Founded in 1995, OLINT® opened its first hardware ‘supermarket’ in 2005 in the south-east of Romania. In 2011, the company launched its Rufster production facility which makes metal tile and corrugated sheet profiles, guttering, accessories for roof systems, and drainage systems. These products are sold directly to consumers through OLINT®’s hardware store under the Rufster brand. Today, OLINT® employs more than 160 people.

Thinking green with ArcelorMittal’s XCarb® green steel certificates

In addition to utilising Granite® organic coated steel, OLINT® has also begun purchasing XCarb® green steel certificates from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products. “OLINT® has purchased XCarb® green steel certificates for 195 tonnes of Granite® pre-painted steel,” notes Liviu Cusiac, CEO of OLINT®. “Normally this amount of steel would result in just over 400 tonnes of CO2 emissions.”

While some customers use XCarb® green steel certificates to reduce their own Scope 3 emissions, OLINT® aims to inspire its clients to make sustainable choices when buying roofing products. In an effort to actively involve clients in the effort to reduce CO2 emissions, OLINT® pass on these benefits to their Rufster customers by encouraging their clients to place an order for Rufster products made with XCarb® green steel certificates.