About Quantor-Soft Metal
17 Years in Information and Software Market

Quantor Ltd. company was established in April 1991 by the team of metallurgists, forging experts and computer specialists formerly employed in Moscow Steel and Alloy Institute. The main field of company's activity is to provide our users with state-of-the art metal forming simulation software and advanced information software (databases) on steel and metals. The company consisted of two Departments: Department of Forging Simulation and Department of Information Software. In November 2001 the Department of Information Software was reorganized to Quantor-Soft Metal independent company.
Our main products are:

WinSteel - International Translator of Steel Grades. WinSteel is our first program first version of which was developed at the end of 1991. Now WinSteel, ver. 5.0 is available. Since 1991 the total number of steel grades included in the WinSteel database is increased in more than five times.

WinPlant - Automated Directory of Steel and Non-Ferrous Plants. The first version of WinPlant, which was issued in January 1996, contained data on 70 CIS steel mills produced flat and long products only. Now WinPlant version 3.5 is available. WinPlant, ver.3.5 consists of two parts:
  • WinPlant. BLACK contains data on more than 500 CIS steel works produce iron, steel billets, flat and long products, tubes & pipes, wire, forgings, roll-formed profiles;
  • WinPlant. RED with information on more then 300 CIS manufacturers of non-ferrous products: ingots, pigs and concast billets, flat products, extruded and drawn long products, tubes, wire, roll-formed profiles, forgings.
    WinAlloy - International Translator of Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys. First version of WinAlloy was developed in May 1999. In March 2001 we have issued version 1.5 with extensively updated and extended database.

    Customer service and support has always been given a high priority by Quantor-Soft Metal. The software come with comprehensive and clear manuals. We regularly update WinSteel, WinAlloy, WinPlant. BLACK and WinPlant.RED databases and issue new software releases every three months.

    The maintenance includes:

  • new software releases during the warranty period of 12 months quarterly;
  • hot line support;
  • free access to our online solutions during the warranty period.

  • After completion of the warranty period users can subscribe to the Annual Support Service or purchase upgrades on the lowest price.

    Online solutions

    In 2000 we began to create online versions of our software. Now WinSteel Online, WinAlloy Online, WinPlant.BLACK Online and WinPlant.RED Online are available on our another Windows 2000 based site We propose that tomorrow is with our online solutions.


    1991, September
    Establishment of Department of Information Software
    1991, December
    Issue of WinSteel, ver. 2.0
    1994, June
    Issue of WinSteel, ver. 3.0
    1995, August
    Issue of WinSteel, ver. 3.1 Prof
    1996, January
    Issue of WinPlant, ver. 1.0 for Windows
    1996, December
    Issue of WinSteel, ver. 4.0 for Windows
    1997, September
    Issue of WinPlant, ver. 1.1
    1997, September
    Quantor's Web-site was launched
    1998, October
    Issue of WinPlant, ver. 2.0
    1999, January
    Issue of WinSteel, ver. 4.1
    1999, June
    Issue of WinAlloy, ver. 1.0 for Windows
    2000, May
    Issue of WinSteel, ver. 5.0
    2000, October
    Issue of online versions of WinSteel and WinAlloy and
    launch of new site
    2001, March
    Issue of WinAlloy, ver. 1.5
    2001, June
    Issue of WinPlant Online
    2001, November
    Reorganization of Department of Information Software to
    Quantor-Soft Metal company
    2001, November
    Issue of WinPlant, ver. 2.5
    2002, July
    Start of selling of Simdex Publishing publications in CIS
    2003, January
    Establishment of Research Group in our company
    2003, April
    Issue of WinPlant, ver. 3.0
    2003, December
    Issue of WinPlant. BLACK, ver. 3.5
    2004, June
    Issue of WinPlant. RED, ver. 3.5
    2005, January
    Start of selling of Metal Bulletin Directories in CIS
    2005, February
    Launch of the new edition of our site

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