World class infrastructure
The SEZ "Alabuga" provides its residents with world level infrastructure.
Generating capacities at the SEZ "Alabuga" make it possible to place projects of any scale.Learn more
The SEZ "Alabuga" is located on the federal highway M-7 border; there is branch railway coming through the SEZ territoryLearn more
Storage and delivery of raw materials by railroad, goods shipping to customers is going right from the territory of SEZ AlabugaLearn more
Total area of customs terminal which is fully equipped with modern machinery is 28 ha. It is one of the best customs posts in Russia.Learn more
% For SEZ Alabuga resident companies for 10 years from tax base introduction
2%* — for the first 5 years
7%* — the following 5 years
15,5%* — till 2055
INSURANCE FEE PAYMENT
14% — 2011 until 2017
21% — 2018
28% — 2019
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Alabuga - best employer
At the end of last year Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism in Kazan hosted an International forum "The discovery of talent" and an exhibition - EXPO "My City. My talent". The purpose of the following event was to develop a system of work in the republic with talented youth.
Throughout two days almost 3,000 pupils and students visited the exhibition center to determine their future profession. The Special economic zone "Alabuga" was an active participant of the exhibition. Recruitment specialist of the SEZ "Alabuga" Daria Medyakova counseled everyone on employment opportunities on the territory of the Special economic zone "Alabuga". "Working in the real sector of economy is interested for the absolute majority of graduates" - Daria shared her thoughts on the participation.
According to the visitors’ survey the exhibition stand of the SEZ "Alabuga" was recognized as the best among the attending employers in the opinion of the youth of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Let us remind you that in 2014 more than 4 thousand students of the Republic of Tatarstan visited the Special economic zone «Alabuga», best students still have an opportunity to undergo internships under a leadership of master-mentors of the SEZ "Alabuga" as well as at resident companies.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2754
New railway line in Alabuga
The SEZ "Alabuga" (Republic of Tatarstan) has put into operation a railway line leading to KASTAMONU company plant. This railway branch will become an important link in the operation of largest in Europe wood processing plant KASTAMONU, as well as expand the transport infrastructure of the Special economic zone.
Favorable logistics and transport infrastructure were of the most important criteria when choosing the location for the future plant. And the choice of the SEZ "Alabuga" in the Republic of Tatarstan in this regard was not accidental.
"The region has a favorable geographical location, - mentioned KASTAMONU Vice President Onur Guven. - Within a 1,000 kilometer from the SEZ "Alabuga" there are leading consumers of wood products - furniture producing and door production factories. Herein a well-developed transport infrastructure allows direct production export to neighboring countries. The railway line start will help us greatly to facilitate and intensify the shipment of finished products to customers. As of today, we can ensure the delivery of products with all types of transport: dry cargo by sea containers, railway wagons, open top wagon, vans. By this railway line first three cars of finished products will be shipped to Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. It's 198 tons of MDF wood and laminated floor coverings."
KASTAMONU plant in the SEZ "Alabuga" in its full capacity will be able to produce collectively 1.8 million cubic meters of wood board products per year (MDF, chipboard, OSB, laminated floor coverings). About 80% of the production volume is expected to be sold in Russia and CIS countries. The remaining 20% will be allocated for export to Asia and Eastern Europe countries.
«KASTAMONU was the first SEZ resident using the new railway line to transport its finished products – mentioned Deputy General Director of the SEZ "Alabuga" Rustem Zaripov. – So far the inner site railway branch crossing the territory of the SEZ “Alabuga” is more than 12 km long. We plan to take further measures aimed at improving and development of transport and engineering infrastructure of the SEZ for the benefit of its residents."
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2755
Record ford sales in december
December Ford vehicles sales in Russia were the best throughout the year and amounted 9,159 vehicles.
Ford Transit sales in December of 2014 demonstrated best result at the end of the month in the entire history of the model sales in Russia - 1674 car were sold.
In 2014 Ford Transit and Ford Tourneo Custom sales grew by 144%.
Ford SUV sales growth in Russia in 2014 amounted 36%. During the year over 23,000 SUVs were sold.
In December Ford SUVs sales in Russia increased by 28% compared to the same period of 2013.
In 2014 smart Ford Kuga crossover sales increased by 31% and amounted 16 000 vehicles.
In 2014Ford Sollers - a joint venture of Ford Motor Company and JSC "Sollers" with an equal participation of shares sold more than 65,000 Ford cars in Russia. Thanks to efficient operation of Ford distribution network and a well-planned marketing campaign December sales of Ford cars were the best for the whole year - the company sold 9,159 cars.
December sales of Ford Transit demonstrated best results at month-end in the entire history of Transit sales in Russia - 1,674 cars were sold. In 2014 Ford Transit and Ford Tourneo Custom sales increased by 144%. Due to the ongoing SUV demand over the past year Ford SUV sales in Russia increased by 36% and amounted over 23 000 cars.
In December Ford SUVs sale showed 28% increase over the same period of 2013. The popular smart Ford Kuga crossover sales in 2014 increased by 31%, during the full-year about 16,000 cars were sold.
In 2014 Ford Sollers launched a renewed plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, a third site of the company in Russia. The first car that came off the production line equipped with a high-tech equipment of the plant was a subcompact crossover Ford EcoSport, which joined a successful line of off-road Ford cars in Russia. The new first-class production facility in Tatarstan allowed to test and adapt Ford EcoSport to ensure a full compliance with the requirements of Russian customers, road and climatic conditions in Russia.
In addition to that in 2014 Yelabuga factory of Ford Sollers launched a production of a new Ford Transit Custom van and a new generation Ford Transit.
Ford passenger car range will be fully upgraded with the launch of a new Ford Fiesta and a new Ford Focus.
In 2015 Ford will continue to expand its products’ range in Russia. In the nearest future Ford Sollers will launch a new generation Ford Mondeo that is under active pre-production in Ford Sollers factory in Vsevolozhsk. Ford passenger cars range will be fully upgraded together with the launch of new Ford Fiesta and new Ford Focus vehicles.
Currently the launch of engine plant in Yelabuga is also agate.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2739
Annual report 2014
In 2014 residents’ factual investment volume amounted 23.3 bln. RUB., from the year-early period the following figure increased by 7% or 1.5 bln. RUB. in monetary term. Herewith since activity start the amount of tax revenues of the SEZ residents to all levels of the budget amounted 9.7 billion. RUB., including 2.3 bln. RUB. in 2014.
A significant event for the SEZ was held in April – a meeting of Foreign Investment Advisory Council, chaired by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. As a part of the Advisory Council 48 international companies doing business in Russia and having invested more than $ 100 billion to the economy visited the SEZ “Alabuga”.
This year we completed the construction of the first development stage of the largest private industrial park "A Plus Park Alabuga" in the Special economic zone "Alabuga". The total area of the industrial park is 200 sq. m.
In 2014 the number of operating production plants in the SEZ increased from 9 to 14, including the launch of the largest in Europe factory for the production of MDF panels by KASTAMONU.
Also the first international school in the Volga region “Alabuga International School“ started classes in 2014.
After 110 kW distribution substation startup the residents of the SEZ "Alabuga" may receive a first category power supply.
Next year the SEZ "Alabuga" will witness the launch of at least seven new productions that are currently at various construction and commissioning stages.
Production will be officially launched at the plants for the production of flat and automotive glass "Trakya Glass Rus" and "Automotive Glass Alliance Rus". Assembly line will start in a production and distribution center "Havi Logistics". "Huhtamaki" will start manufacturing of disposable tableware. Production of ceilings and suspension systems will be officially launched at "Armstrong Building Products." "Composite" will launch a plant "Alabuga-fiber" for manufacturing of carbon fiber. Production of sanitary paper products will start at "Hayat Kimya."
Such residents as "Alabuga Motors", "Engineering Center "Interskol", "NTSK Alabuga", "KamGeoTex" and "Mir Upakovki" will start production in ready production facilities of the industrial park "Synergy".
Due to the current economic situation we should point out two current investment trends. Firstly, there is a growing interest of Russian companies to invest into the real sector of economy. Secondly, there is a great interest of Chinese manufacturing companies in the Russian market.
In 2015 Russia as earlier will remain a country with rich resources and large domestic market and Tatarstan will be a stable region with strong traditions of industrial production and possibility of localization new productions. The Special economic zone "Alabuga" will remain the most attractive site in manufacturing for Russian and foreign investments.
During the last meeting of the Supervisory Board of the SEZ "Alabuga" held in December 2014 the shareholders approved a moderate plan for further development of the special economic zone. This plan presupposes that in 2015 the SEZ will continue a moderate increase in the quantity of attracted companies and in number of created jobs.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2729
New Ford Transit
New Ford Transit will become a first generation model to be sold in Europe and North America. The car was subjected to reliability tests at test polygon of the company in Lommel (Belgium) and in Romeo (MI).
In Lommel Ford had over 30 severe tests on new Transit cars - on various metal van modifications, running gear and minibuses, including overall reliability tests where as an additional load vehicles towed a fully loaded trailer. Extreme test included two months of continuous in-circuit tests at maximum speed, road checks on broken gravel surface and passage through salt and mud baths. Cars were tested on corrosion resistance in high humidity rooms within 12 weeks. And also, continuously within one month cars had an "Eight" (Vos’merka) test.
More than 5000 times the engineers passed the route on the new Ford Transit on a smashed road cover and overcame curbs of 14 cm height at a speed of 60 km/h.
Ford has experienced test on Ford Transit cars in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. Cars were operated at a temperature of 40C in Arizona, Dubai and South Africa, and at -40C in Finland and Canada, overcame difficult routes in Europe, the Middle East, Turkey and the United States - from the Australian Alps to Death Valley in California. A special attention was paid to cars tested in the conditions of Russian winter.
Before startup the new model has overcome more than 500 000 kilometers in severe environment simulating real exploitation.
2.2-liter Duratorq diesel engine exposed 46-days’ test on a special stand, simulating city driving mode. Testing allowed to predict the operation of the engine after 10 years of operation in severe environment in just 30 days.
According to the results of complex testing Ford Transit managed to make more than 100 significant improvements, particularly, to modify the design of the side guide on Jumbo model and strengthen frame structures on the running gear.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2730
Alabuga in playoff
Several enterprises of the Republic of Tatarstan spent their weekends under a sports banner. This celebration was also attended by the football team of the SEZ “Alabuga”.
The football weekend on “Ak Bars” central stadium for the SEZ «Alabuga» football team started with «Tatarstan Champions Cup» tournament. Numerous winners of corporate tournaments on mini-football, namely “Devon-Kredit”, “Essen”, “Zainskiy Sakharniy Zavod”, “Zhik-Stroy”& “Intellekt-Stroy” and others were among the participating teams. Oh yeah, our team has got pretty experienced competitors! So much interesting it was to watch the game from the stands where a devoted group of cheerleaders supported our boys, inspiring them on new goals!
Unfortunately the tournament was opened with a ridiculous for “Alabuga” defeat with a score 1:0 in favor of “MaxidoM” but the team gathered the courage and during the next game defeated “Zhik-Stroy’ and “Intellekt-Stroy” with a score 3:0! Next on the field “Alabuga” team met with experienced “Zainskiy Sakharniy Zavod” football players and the favorite of the group - “Devon-Kredit”. Showing a decent game in both remaining matches the SEZ team spent a quality time in football with numerous critical moments at rivals’ gates, but whether by the will of the football god or some other reasons, the ball wouldn’t go into the gate – as a result – a draw in two games and a second place in the group allowing to playoff.
The pre-New Year corporate cup entitled “Sports and business” held on December, 15th continued the football feast.
Echoing with the title of the New Year Cup the tournament was full of surprises: pleasant for sports fans (a lot of players) and a nightmare for goalkeepers (for the same reason). As on Saturday the match was full of passion: the teams were aiming to win demonstrating a brilliant game! The game outcome was always changing: first one, then the other team had the advantage. The SEZ “Alabuga” results – 0:3, 4:0, 0:0 – were enough to play off in the finale.
The next stage of the New Year tournament – playoff will be held on December, 21st where the team will meet with “Kazan Food & Social Nutrition Department” for the ticket to the finale.
With all our hearts we congratulate the SEZ “”Alabuga team with good results in the game and wish you victories in the future!
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2726
On the agenda - professional training
President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov held a meeting on human resources issues with resident companies of the Special economic zone "Alabuga". Now factories of the SEZ employ over 4,500 people. It is expected that by 2020 the SEZ plants will create about 16,000 jobs. "The demand for manual workers is ever growing, particularly for specialists. Therefore we have to predict in advance the necessary amount of qualified staff, what colleges should be involved for future specialists’ training", - said Rustam Minnikhanov.
Starting from January of the current year to solve personnel issues of the resident companies we launched a human resources center project of the SEZ "Alabuga". Now the human resources center supports and provides training in 15 most demanded specialties. In 2014 for such purposes we involved more than 20 educational institutions. So far 1,406 people successfully completed training, including 291 in institutions of secondary vocational education, 1041 people completed short-term refresher courses and 74 people had an internship in special training centers. In 2015 almost 2,100 people will also have various training courses primarily long-term training in secondary vocational education institutions.
Discussion of personnel training issues for future manual workers’ jobs involving high-tech machines and automated lines continued at "Interskol" plant producing a wide range of power tools. High degree of automation and robotics in the long term will meet up to 40% of the existing demand in Russia for the most popular groups of high-quality professional power tools, particularly drills, rotary hammers, angle grinders and rechargeable appliances.
During the visit Rustam Minnikhanov also examined manufactured products, plastic parts stamping and aluminum casting machines and an electric motors assembling line.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2719
A new substation start in Alabuga
From today on the first category electricity supply will be available for residents of the Special economic zone "Alabuga" with distribution substation operation start with a total capacity of 600 MWt.
First category electricity minimizes risks at voltage drops leading to production defects. In the event of electricity supply termination from one of the generating stations, supply will be resumed from another source.
The new distribution substation is getting electricity from substations "Toima-2" and "Schelokov-500". Currently the total power capacity available on the site is approximately 350 MWt, in the long run the substation will take additional 218 MWt of electricity from yelabuga thermoelectric plant. Total substation capacity is 600 MWt that subsequently will be distributed among the residents of the special economic zone.
From now on Special economic zone "Alabuga" has a reliable energy supply. Thanks to this occasion we several times increase the attractiveness of our economic zone",- said during the launching ceremony the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. He also expressed gratitude towards republican power engineers for their work.
General director "Trakya Glass Rus" Beytullah Shahin on behalf of all the residents of the SEZ took the floor: "This is a very important facility for us. For example, we have 2 factories, consuming a lot of electricity. Production process at the plants goes on 24 hours, so continuous power supply is very important",- he pointed out in his message.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2718
Rockwool recognized quality leader
At a recent ceremony "Best Goods and Services of the Republic of Tatarstan" the material presented by ROCKWOOL -ACOUSTIC BATTS was announced the winner in the nomination " Industrial consumer goods". The products of the company's modern factory, located in the SEZ "Alabuga", was noted for its high quality and outstanding consumer characteristics.
Sound-proof plates ACOUSTIC BATTS is an optimal solution for acoustic comfort in apartments and country houses. Due to rock wool properties and Scandinavian technologies, plates provide an excellent sound absorption and do not shrink during the entire period of exploitation. An exceptional insulation performance of ACOUSTIC BATTS produced at LLC "Rockwool-Volga", is confirmed by "Quality leader of the Republic of Tatarstan" in 2014.
Republican contest "Best Goods and Services of the Republic of Tatarstan" is being held for the 11th time. This year the contest was attended by 229 companies and enterprises from various industries. Out of 440 names of products and services submitted 59 products were recognized as winners, demonstrating the highest consumer properties. Awards were presented by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan Ildar Khalikov.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2715