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The SEZ "Alabuga" is located on the federal highway M-7 border; there is branch railway coming through the SEZ territoryLearn more
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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
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2%* — for the first 5 years
7%* — the following 5 years
15,5%* — till 2055
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14% — 2011 until 2017
21% — 2018
28% — 2019
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In tragedy we grieve
Please extend our sincere condolences to those families whose relatives and friends perished in the aircraft crash at Kazan international airport. RIP.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/media/#news2383
«3M» builds a second plant
«3M» began the construction of a second production facility in Russia. On November 13, 2013 the SEZ «Alabuga» hosted a first stone laying ceremony of «3M Volga» plant.
The ceremony was attended by deputy minister of economic development of Russian Federation Oleg Savelyev, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, executive director JSC «RUSSEZ» Alexey Zavgorodniy, the management and representatives of resident companies of the SEZ «Alabuga». As a part of the ceremony the guests laid glass spheres into a concrete block that will be snapped into the base of the new plant.
The second production facility of «3M» in Russia will be named «3M Volga» and start operating in late 2014. The plant will produce industrial products, which over 20 years have already been used by Russian oil and gas operators. The plant's products will be sold in Russia and exported to the CIS countries.
The plant will produce:
· hollow glass microspheres - 3M ™ glass bubbles ~ 3000 tons / year
· liquid scotchkote ™ epoxy and polyurethane coatings for repair and restoration of the existing gas transmission systems, as well as factory coating ~ 6,000,000 liters / year
· Industrial adhesive tapes. The plant will have a full production cycle - applying adhesive solutions and formulations on the tape, cutting, processing, manufacturing of sealants ~ 180 million m2/year
· Various size flexible abrasives and abrasive belts (grinding wheels, production of cubitron ii)
As mentioned by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan - Chairman of the Supervisory board of the SEZ «Alabuga» Rustam Minnikhanov: «the product, which will be produced by «3M» in the SEZ «Alabuga» has a wide demand in the Russian market. We are grateful to the investor for the decision to invest here, and assure them that the project will receive a maximum support from the beginning and throughout its operating process».
The executive director of the JSC «RUSSEZ» Alexey Zavgorodniy: JSC «RUSSEZ» creates the best conditions in the country to localize advanced manufacturing practices and implement large-scale industrial investment projects in Russia. A high-tech manufacturing by «3M», a world leader in its field, is one of them. We are pleased that «3M» is at its implementation stage, construction of the plant began in one of the most successful federal SEZ «Alabuga» with numerous companies from the U.S.A., Germany, France, Turkey. «3M» can count on the support of JSC «RUSSEZ» in implementation of the project by the company.
«In the period of 2014 - 2018 «3M Russia» plans to increase sales annually by more than 11%, exceeding the GDP by 2.3 times. The products that are at a great demand in the Russian market will be manufactured at two plants of the company in Volokolamsk and Yelabuga. If in 2011 Russian share of «3M Russia» sales was only 11 %, today this figure tends to be over 15 %, and by 2017 it is expected to grow up to 50 %», - said Tim Koenig, general director of «3M Russia».
The opening of the new plant is an important part of «3M» plans to localize innovative products manufacturing in Russia, as well as the localization of research and patent activity. «Along with the development of local production facilities of «3M» we are expanding the localization of the research centers, as we are well-aware of the high scientific potential of the Russian Federation. In the nearest future «3M Russia» is planning to focus on the development in automotive sector (expanding product line of putty, adhesives, primers, sealants), anti-corrosion coatings for oil and gas and water pipes, as well as medical sphere. The share of domestic innovational decisions in new products presented by «3M» in the Russian market is one third. However, in the short term, we expect a significant increase in the number of local developments thanks to the efforts of specialists of Russian research laboratory»- says Sergey Dzmitruk, R&D director of «3M Russia».
Information about «3M»
«3M» is an international industrial corporation combining in one more than thirty lines of businesses in electronics, energy, healthcare, security, industry and others. «3M»’s annual sales volume is $30 billion U.S. dollars, 88 million people are employed in more than 70 countries.
«3M» has been presented in Russia for more than 20 years. «3M»'s first production facility in Volokolamsk was launched in 2008, the plant produces personal protection equipments, epoxy anti-corrosion coating products, auto repair solutions, traffic safety solutions, household care products. In 2012 «3M» launched 3 certified research laboratories in Russia on the basis of the production in Volokolamsk that specializes in the development of personal protection equipment, epoxy anti-corrosion coating products, auto repair solutions and corrosion resistant coatings specific to the Russian market. By 2017 «3M» plans to increase the share of local products in total volume of sales in Russia up to 50%.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/media/#news2380
AmCham plays football
The SEZ “Alabuga” soccer and cheerleader teams participated in the annual soccer tournament held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia.
Fourteen teams that gathered together in CSKA stadium in Moscow, were presented to public as professionals of corporate football. Japan Tobacco, Dow Europe, Alrud, MetLife Alico, Baker & McKenzie, Mary Kay, Baker Hughes, Kellogg's, AECOM Russia, Antal Russia, Lotte Hotel Moscow, Sodexo, Baker Botts and Alabuga have exposed their best players! Anticipation of the football extravaganza and long weekends contributed to high spirits.
Unlucky annual soccer tournament’s draw put “Alabuga” to the “group of death”. Draw and a defeat from Antal and Dow Europe, eventually having fourth and second places, respectively, didn’t allow to compete for medals.
But the girls from the support team sparked up and won the competition of cheerleaders and were awarded with a diploma and gifts from sponsors.
Thanks to AmCham and everyone who cheered for the participants! Football is connecting people!
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/media/#news2377
ANSWER - ALABUGA
On pages of the leading Russian business newspaper "Vedomosti" the Special economic zone "Alabuga" asks the reader to answer the following questions:
"Where to place a production?"
"Where one can find 2% of income tax?"
"Where one can find a free connection to electricity lines?"
"Where is a site with no customs duties?"
"Where to rent ready industrial premises?"
In response to that "Vedomosti" suggests the only option - alabuga.ru.
As mentioned by investor relations specialists they constantly have to deal with the lack of awareness of Russian companies, operating in the real sector of the economy, about the preferences and incentives existing in the Special economic zone “Alabuga” for manufacturers of industrial goods.
The new promotional campaign is focused to attract the attention of CEOs and business development managers who make decisions on business expansion and location of new production facilities in Russia.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/media/#news2376
ROCKWOOL’s Product Design award “Stone becomes Art”
In the summer of 2013 the company ROCKWOOL held a European-wide Product Design competition to develop a new design for their façade panel ROCKPANEL. Architects, planners and designers, as well as students and other professionals from the creative industry were invited to participate. The main task was to create façade panels, which look like stone, but is a new interpretation of stone as it exists in the nature.
52 projects were submitted into the contest, including 17 works from Russia. The applications were evaluated by a competent jury: Heike Klussmann, Professor of Fine Arts and Architecture at the University of Kassel and co-director of the working group «BlingCrete» in Berlin (Germany); Luc Nooijen, architect at the architect office «Architecten Aan de Mass» in Maastricht (Netherlands); and John Relou, Product Development Director at «ROCKPANEL» in Roermond (Netherlands). The important criteria for evaluating the projects were uniqueness and creativity of the design, aesthetic standards, marketability and the popularity within the ROCKPANEL social media community.
The winners were announced at the recent grand opening of a new production facility at ROCKPANEL in Roermond (Netherlands). Winner was Roman Baudisch, architect and engineer from Hamburg (Germany) with his project «Volcano». Defining criteria for evaluating projects were uniqueness and creativity of design, aesthetic standards, marketability, and popularity in communities ROCKPANEL in social media. He won the grand prize of 5000 Euro and his design will be included in the ROCKPANEL stone range, to be launched in 2015.
An excerpt of the jury’s comment from Heike Klussmann: “The project «Volcano» is convincing thanks to its clear consistent reinterpretation of volcanic rock. An imaginary cut through the stone provides the inspiration and the starting point for the design and at the same time makes a playful reference to basalt, the base material for all ROCKPANEL board material. The airlocks in the stone were made visible by the cut to create a rhythmic, structured surface and open up a rich variation of approaches to style. The deliberate combination of outline and surface, of intermediate space and frame, of positive and negative, underlines the contrasts between three dimensional and surface effects in design. This is why the jury recommended that the implementation of the «Volcano» design should be taken forward”.
The second place was awarded to the project entitled «Puzzled» by Marit Angenita Otto, a Dutch artist. Although an important detail in the design cannot be created in the production process, the judges came to the conclusion that this was an extraordinary work. The stone structure was created artificially by the use of other materials and the way in which they were processed. In combination with color, this design opens up a great many possibilities. The precise development of the design demonstrates in all its simplicity that “Puzzled” is a complex design which deserves a second place.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/media/#news2339
MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT APPROVES A NEW RESIDENT
Today the Expert Council of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russian Federation has approved a new project of an engineering center “Interskol” in the SEZ "Alabuga".
The preliminary Agreement of intention on this project implementation by the Russian company “Interskol”, which is already implementing a project on the production of electrical tools in “Alabuga”, was signed during the groundbreaking ceremony of the industrial park "Synergy".
According to Chairman Board of Directors S.V. Nazarov: "The location of a new Science and Technology Center “Interskol” in a close proximity to the factory will speed up the introduction of new developments and due to benefits of the Special Economic Zone "Alabuga" on social contributions will attract best staff to our laboratory. “Interskol” will carry out engineering activities on new power tools, using nanotechnology."
The center will also carry out R&D activities to build up new prototypes of power tools and general construction tools. Annually up to 15 new models will be developed. The new center will be allocated in one of the production modules of “Synergy” park.
Tax and custom privileges provided by the SEZ "Alabuga" makes “Synergy” the best choice for companies with R & D activities.
"INTERSKOL" will therefore invest into the project around 140 million rubles and create additional 50 jobs.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/media/#news2337
FORD SOLLERS starts a full cycle production of Ford Kuga SUV in Tatarstan
On October, 16th a solemn ceremony was held for the start of a full cycle production of the new Ford Kuga SUV in the “Ford Sollers” plant in Yelabuga.
The opening ceremony was attended by Ildar Khalikov, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ted Cannis, the President of Ford Sollers, Adil Shirinov, the executive director of Ford, V.A. Shdedtsov, the General Director of JSC "Sollers", and as a special guest the Chairman of Ford Board of Directors, William Clay Ford.
In his welcoming speech Ted Cannis, the President of Ford Sollers, stated: "This is another important event in the history of Ford Sollers. We are very excited that we brought this beautiful car to Russia and now even produce it here. It's a great car that is done by the hands of this wonderful team. Each time we arrive at the factory we see more and more progress, and what a great job everyone is doing. We still have a lot of things to do and a lot of things to learn, but we will do it, because we have a great team!"
The great-grandson of Henry Ford, William Clay Ford Junior warmly thanked all the partners and employees for their contribution to the common business and the presentation of a new car in the Russian Ford family: "I would like to say a sincere thanks to all our employees. I always believed that employees who work in our company are extended parts of one big single family, the Ford family. And the key to success in our future is in your hands. I would like to say a huge thank you to each of you for what you have done. I would like to wish you good luck in what you are going to do."
In his speech William Ford also said: "Ford is a family business and as a family business we are looking at all of our relationships on a long term basis. And when we look for a partner and choose a partner, we try to estimate the value of this relationship. And I am confident that we have found a good partner in Russia in the form of "Ford Sollers Yelabuga". And I am also sure that in the near future, Russia will be the center of the European automotive market."
After the speech a video broadcast about the production process and the new Ford Kuga SUV model were presented to guests and employees. The guests of honor then signed the hood of the new car and concluded the ceremony with a photo session. Before the end of this year, Ford plans to hire another 500 people for their Tatarstan plant.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/media/#news2340
Ford-Sollers tripled Ford Kuga and Ford Explorer sales
In the first nine months of 2013 Ford Kuga and Ford Explorer tripled their sales.
In September of 2013 sales of the legendary off-road vehicle set a new record regarding monthly sales figures and reached a total number of 600.
Ford Focus and Ford Transit retained the position as a market leader in their respective segments for the first 9 months in 2013.
Ford sold over 77.000 cars in the first three quarters of 2013, and the company still continues to strengthen its own position in the segment of SUVs and light commercial vehicles.
Ford Kuga tripled its sales in the first nine months in 2013 in Russia, approaching a 8000 mark of sold cars.
The legendary SUV Ford Explorer - being completely produced at the Ford-Sollers plant in Yelabuga since April- also showed a rise in popularity. More than 3,500 cars were sold, which is three times more than in the last year’s period and an increase of 16.5 % in this segment. In September Ford Explorer set a new monthly sales record – with almost 600 sold cars.
The key segment for Ford is the market of light commercial vehicles. Ford Transit is the basis of LCV Ford and the segment leader among foreign brands. Transit sales increased by 17 percent to 9,000 cars in the third quarter, thanks to a special credit program for customers, which made it more affordable. In the second quarter of 2013 showrooms presented a new passenger model, the Tourneo Custom, which has a great potential for personal or commercial use. In just 4 months the number of sales for this novelty exceeded 200 cars.
The total market share of Transit and Tourneo Custom cars segment increased significantly in the recent years and exceeded 8%.
The car market in 2013 generally showed a change in customer preferences. Therefore Ford actively develops new and promising segments, while still maintaining a market leader position for traditional car models. Ford Focus continues to be the market leader among foreign brands with a result of 50,000 sold cars in the first three quarters.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/media/#news2369
They built it!
An unusual cross was given a start to by the SEZ "Alabuga" employees of the Managing company in celebration of the inner road construction completion. "With this "Sh-9" road completion, we complete the construction of all the inner roads of the SEZ that started with the road near the administrative and business center in 2006" - said General Director of "Alabuga" Timur Shagivaleev.
Alabuga staff, including road service men, tested the road. All participants ran 2.5 km alongside “Kastamonu Integrated", "Crystall" and "Hayat Kimya" factories. All of these plants are still under construction. There are also some other land plots available with a complete infrastructure for potential investors. Altogether the SEZ "Alabuga" built over 25 km of inner roads.
At the finish line 10 runners were handed brand new bicycles. This was the way to encourage best construction employees participated in the construction of a new two-lane 26 meters width road.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/media/#news2338