June 2018

On June 12, there was a presentation of the joint development by the NAMI Research Centre and the KAMAZ, a M2 category small-class Sh.A.T.L. (Widely Adaptive Transport Logistics) driverless electric bus.

The vehicle is intended for the transportation of passengers on hard-surface roads, using data from digital maps, navigation systems, and technical vision organs; it is a 12-seater capable of reaching speeds of up to 25 kilometres per hour.

The Sh.A.T.L. was demonstrated in static and dynamic states on a special track along the bank of the Kazanka River.

June 2018

Dear current and retired employees of textile and light industries!

On behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan and on my personal behalf let me congratulate you on your professional holiday and express my profound gratitude for your conscientious labour and dedication to the industry!

Light industry was and remains one of the most demanded and buyer-oriented industries.

Today, many light industry enterprises in the republic continue to develop while adapting to current economic situation: they improve production technologies, expand the range, and improve the quality of their products, skilfully striking a balance between preserving traditions and introducing innovations.

On this festive day, I wish you good health, happiness, prosperity, productive and design success, implementation of your plans and a confident view of the future!

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov

The corporate run titled “Corporations’ Cross” took place in the Zalesny residential area in Kazan, which brought together the sportiest employees of enterprises and organisations from Tatarstan.

The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov, State Duma deputies Ildar Gilmutdinov, Olga Pavlova, and head of Kirovsky and Moskovsky districts administration Sergey Mironov.

The Corporations’ Cross is a team competition of cross-country running along a course of 3 kilometres. Throughout the course, each team encountered 12 obstacles of various difficulty levels, having original names close to industrial subjects.

A total of 80 teams from all over Tatarstan covered the distance this year. Among them are major Tatarstan’s enterprises such as Kazanorgsintez, Tatneft, Tatspirtprom, TANECO, Tatenergo, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, etc.

All Corporations’ Cross guests and participants waiting for the starts can enjoy interactive entertainment venues, a food court, a concert programme, and physical drills from professional fitness instructors organised every hour.

June 2018

From 6 to 8 June, Innopolis hosted the Conference titled “Information Technology of Industrial Russia 2018” (CIPR 2018). About 5,000 people from 44 regions of Russia, as well as foreign partners and guests, took part in the CIPR 2018. From the Tatarstan Ministry of Industry and Trade, the event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Albert Karimov, deputy ministers Almaz Khusainov and Alexei Savelchev.

The speakers of the plenary session were Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the Innopolis University Nikolai Nikiforov, Programme Leader for Russian Federation at World Bank Group Christopher Miller, EAEU Minister for Internal Markets, Information, and Communication Technologies Karine Minasyan, etc.

Within the framework of the conference, a round table discussion “Improving Labour Productivity and Digitalisation of Production” was held, where Deputy Minister Almaz Khusainov delivered a report from the Tatarstan Ministry of Industry and Trade titled “Outcomes of the Strategic Session for Digital Transformation of Industry in the Republic of Tatarstan”.

Representatives of KAMAZ, Elecon, and Kazan Helicopters also spoke at the meeting. Later at the event, the participants discussed potential projects and tasks.

On June 8, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan hosted a meeting with Deputy Head of the Smolensk Oblast Investment Development Department Aleksey Streltsov and Head of the Smolensk Oblast Cluster Development Centre Denis Alenin.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan German Lerner, Chairman of the Board at the Tatarstan’s Machine-Building Cluster Sergey Mayorov, and Representative of the Tatarstan’s Machine-Building Cluster in Kazan Albert Kabirov.

During the meeting, the parties discussed the expertise of Tatarstan in cluster policy issues, the prospects for cooperation in engineering, linen, jewellery, and other activities, as well as an opportunity of signing a Cooperation Agreement between Tatarstan and the Smolensk Oblast and an Action Plan for Interaction between the two regions.

June 2018

Today, on June 7, a meeting was held on preparing and holding the 9th international specialised exhibition “Aerospace Technologies, Advanced Materials, and Equipment” (AKTO) and the I Opt for the Sky! aviation festival, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Transport and Roads of Tatarstan Andrei Yegorov, head of the Tatarstan office of Rostec Corporation Sergey Zagaynov, executives of Kazanskaya Yarmarka, and representatives of KNRTU-KAI, Aviasalon, Tulpar Air, and aviation enterprises of Tatarstan.

The participants heard reports on the work done in preparing the AKTO exhibition and the I Opt for the Sky aviation festival, and discussed issues of some exhibition’s events, such as the 4th Congress of Russian Aircraft Manufacturers, the All-Russian Scientific and Applied Conference with International Participation “New Technologies, Materials, and Equipment for the Russian Aerospace Industry”, the Regional Business Aviation Forum, and the 6th meeting of the special Russian-Chinese standardisation working group. During the meeting, the emerging problems and ways to solve them were considered.

June 2018

Yesterday, a delegation of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) visited KAMAZ. The visit was organised with the participation of the Skolkovo School of Management and the Centre for Strategic Research North-West Foundation.

The delegation comprises UAC President Yury Slyusar, Director for Prospective Projects and Information Technology Sergey Medvedev, Technical Director and Director of Industrial Model Development Department Yuri Tarasov, and other executives. The objective of this visit was to study new production technologies and projects of KAMAZ, as well as to exchange experience in the field of digital transformation.

The programme began with a visit to the Federal Mogul Naberezhnye Chelny joint venture specialising in the production of cylinder-piston group parts. The agenda also included a visit to the engine plant and the P6 engine assembly line. In addition, the members of the delegation were shown the work of the cab assembly line, the company’s main assembly line, the new cab frame plant for K5-generation KAMAZ vehicles, and the KAMAZ Autosport Centre accommodating the KAMAZ Master sports team.

The further development of both companies, KAMAZ and United Aircraft Corporation, is associated with digital transformation, which today becomes one of the main conditions for ensuring competitiveness.

Based on the information from the KAMAZ official site

June 2018

Children visited one of the oldest enterprises in Kazan, founded in 1855 as a stearin candle factory of the Krestovnikovs, which today is a leading manufacturer of household chemicals.

The enterprise carefully treats its history: there is a museum containing exhibits that show the plant’s and the country’s development for more than a century and a half, the machines and workshops of the 19th century are kept in good order, and the building itself literally breathes history.

Visitors were also shown present-day production facilities for cleaning products, soaps, dishwashing detergents, and were demonstrated the packaging production, because Nefis Cosmetics is known for not only manufacturing detergents, but also for making both raw materials and packaging.

Children really enjoyed the tour, and some of them even thought about the opportunity of choosing a profession associated with working at this enterprise.

June 2018

On June 1, the Zelenodolsk Shipyard (the company is part of the Ak Bars Holding Group) hosted a ceremony of launching the border guard ship of project 22100 named “Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky”.

The event was attended by Head of the Coast Guard Department at the FSB Border Guard Service of Russia Admiral Gennady Medvedev, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov, Deputy Head at the Tatarstan Office of the Russian Federal Security Service Oleg Nazarov, Director General of Ak Bars Holding Company Ivan Yegorov, Director General of Ak Bars Shipbuilding Corporation Renat Mistakhov, Chief Designer of Project 22100 at the Almaz Central Maritime Design Bureau Boris Leikis, and others.

The border guard vessel (patrol boat) of the new-generation Okean project developed by Almaz Central Maritime Design Bureau (St. Petersburg) is the first ship in the contemporary history of Russia designed entirely for the requirements of maritime border guards (the Coast Guard of the FSB Border Guard Service).

The mission of an Okean-project patrol boat is the protection of the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation.

May 2018

Today, the Ford Sollers plant in Naberezhnye Chelny saw the production launch ceremony of the renewed Ford EcoSport vehicle.

The event attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov, President at Ford of Europe, Middle East and Africa Steven Armstrong, Vice President at Ford of Europe for  Joint Ventures, Alliances and Commercial Affairs Birgit Berendt, and President of Ford Sollers JV Adil Shirinov.

The small SUV of the new generation features an updated exterior, a fundamentally new interior, set of power units, as well as additional equipment.

The production of Ford EcoSport in Russia began in December 2014. The small SUV was the first model to enter production of the newly opened Ford Sollers plant in Naberezhnye Chelny. Since the start of Ford EcoSport sales in Russia, almost 17,000 vehicles have already been sold.

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