Uralvagonzavod Holds Staff Meeting

2 April 2013 (09:28)

April 2, 2013. A staff meeting was held at Uralvagonzavod Scientific & Production Corporation’s head plant in order to check how well the existing collective agreement is complied with. The enterprise’s Executive Director Vladimir Roshchupkin spoke very highly of the Uralvagonzavod team’s performance in 2012. The company set some records in terms of railway carriage production that beat both Uralvagonzavod’s previous achievements and those of the entire industry. Alongside with the increased output, the company’s mechanical assembly department grew as well. What is more, the state defense goods order was filled as early as November, well before the deadline, the corporation’s press officer says.

In 2013, the company’s mechanical assembly department’s output is expected to go down a bit in terms of gondola cars: this has to do with the fluctuating market demand. However, the department will be used to its full capacity because other railway vehicles and equipment will be made, including cisterns, the demand for which has been growing steadily. The company has already got contracts for 6,615 cisterns, which is 9% more than in 2012. Besides, some new cistern makes are expected to be launched this year. Among the new developments are the cisterns meant for transporting liquefied petroleum gas. These cisterns are predicted to have a good future on the market. A project has been launched for the development and production of cryogenic cisterns that will be used for transportation and storage of liquefied oxygen, argon, and nitrogen. Then, the company is also producing more specialized vehicles like logging trucks and dumpcars.

Also, the corporation is focusing on the production of spare parts, the demand for which is also on the rise. This means that the spare parts output is to increase by several times, at least. The corporation sold 127m RUR worth of spare parts to customers in February 2013. The March figures are preliminarily estimated to come to at least 140m RUR, the April ones to 250m RUR.

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