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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
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14% — 2011 until 2017
21% — 2018
28% — 2019
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"Alabuga" at Kazan Venture Fair
Today Kazan welcomed an anniversary Xth Kazan Venture Fair. During the event the Special economic zone "Alabuga" also presented its exhibition stand.
Kazan Venture Fair is annually held in Kazan since 2005. Russian Venture Capital Association (RVCA) and Investment and Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan hosted the event. This year for the first time Kazan Venture Fair joined Russian Venture Fair which gave the event the nationwide status.
Kazan Venture Fair is a two-component event, including the exposition of innovative companies and a congress part hosting thematic events. As a part of the exposition exhibiting companies have an opportunity to present their business to the broad public and venture investors.
The Special economic zone "Alabuga" as one of the most successful industrial sites is more than welcome to offer participants of Kazan Venture Fair the opportunities for implementation of innovative projects. Among the benefits offered to residents - tax and customs preferences, ready engineering and transport infrastructure, attention from the head of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Today during the inspection of the exhibition special guests - acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, assistant to the President RF Andrey Fursenko and Deputy Minister of economic development Oleg Fomichev saw around the stand of SEZ "Alabuga". Rustam Minnikhanov personally introduced the Special economic zone and its current development history to the guests, mentioning that so far there are 15 operating enterprises on the site, 7 more plants plan are to be launched till the end of the year.
Kazan Venture Fair’s two days program will include a series of round tables and seminars on investment into innovation projects and cluster-based development of the economy.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2816
Minnikhanov to attend "A Plus Park"
Today during his working trip to the Special economic zone "Alabuga" acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov visited the Industrial park "A Plus Park Alabuga". Rustam Minnikhanov was accompanied by the assistant to the President of RT Albert Nafigin, Tatarstan Minister of Economy Artem Zdunov, Head of Investment Promotion Agency of the Republic of Tatarstan Taliya Minullina, CEO of JSC SEZ I&P type "Alabuga" Timur Shagivaleev and others.
Industrial Park "A Plus Park Alabuga" offers resident companies ready industrial premises. In the future the industrial park space should grow up to 200 thousand square meters. All buildings are built according to international requirements: they have modern engineering systems, lighting systems and other necessary utilities.
As mentioned today by CEO of the developer "A Plus Development" Peter Gavyrin, so far they put into operation first workshop area of 16,000 square meters. So far 4 companies showed their willingness to launch production in the park – LLC "Geliotechnika-Sirius", CJSC "Danaflex", LLC "Ford Sollers Alabuga" and "Alabuga Motors". Today they presented their projects to acting President of Tatarstan. The total investment volume of the above mentioned projects exceeds 10 billion rubles.
The representatives of potential tenants together with the head of "A Plus Development" filed a request to Rustam Minnikhanov to consider the possibility of further construction support of "A Plus Park" so that rent expenditures remained at a competitive level. The acting Tatarstan President said about considering possible support mechanisms.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2812
Transit in "Alabuga" from now on – on a full-cycle
Production of full-cycle Ford Transit commercial vehicles assembling was launched today at Ford Sollers factory in the Special economic zone "Alabuga". The opening ceremony was attended by acting President of Tatarstan Republic Rustam Minnikhanov, President of JV Ford Sollers Ted Cannis.
Until today the production of Ford Transit commercial vehicles was carried out at the SEZ "Alabuga" plant on SKD technology out of produced in Turkey car assembling sets and components. Now Ford Transit vans come out of main conveyor line along with previously produced full-cycle models - Kuga and Explorer. At the factory Ford car body parts are being sealed and stained, according to the representatives of Ford Sollers more than 30 kinds of components for Transit are being produced by Russian companies.
During the preparation for Ford Transit full-cycle production launch the factory was reconditioned and received unique equipment. The total investment cost paid for the production line modernization of commercial vehicles exceeded $ 100 million.
Honored guests drove along the assembly line on electro cars and at the end of assembly line Rustam Minnikhanov visited the exhibition of Ford models, sold in Russia - Ford Transit cars with different settings and passenger vehicles.
Giving a speech at a ceremony to mark a full-cycle Ford Transit production start, acting President of Tatarstan Republic called today's event "A wonderful event not only for the republic, but also for the Russian Federation in general". "We looked through the assembly line today, and I may certainly say that it is a modern car, it’s a world-class plant", - said Minnikhanov.
According to Rustam Minnikhanov, Ford Sollers in Tatarstan creates the most powerful automotive cluster – the JV builds engines factory, is looking for local components’ suppliers, boosts localization. Besides the plant in "Alabuga" Russian-American joint venture has another plant in Naberezhnye Chelny.
“Ford Sollers is a resident number one”, - said Rustam Minnikhanov. – “This plant was the first production in the Special economic zone and now it can become a "magnet" for new enterprises".
The acting President of Tatarstan thanked the management of the company and promised to support all the projects by Ford Sollers.
Ford Sollers JV President Ted Cannis in turn extended thanks to the plant team that managed to launch a high quality production line of a rather complicated technological product. He also underlined the willingness of "Ford" team for its further work in Russia. "And $ 100 million of our investments is another proof of our confidence in the project" - said Ted Cannis.
Vice President Ford Sollers Adil Shirinov recalled that Ford Transit model started its production history in "Alabuga" and today the plant is finally available on a full-cycle.
"We hope that Tatarstan companies will join the overall localization process, which will allow us to create an affordable and a high-quality product," - said Adil Shirinov.
Honored guests cut a symbolic ribbon and a white Ford Transit van left the assembly line. Rustam Minnikhanov, Ted Cannis, Adil Shirinov, CEO of the SEZ "Alabuga" Timur Shagivaleev and head of Yelabuga district Gennady Yemelyanov were photographed against the background of the car.
At the end of his visit to the plant Rustam Minnikhanov did the exhibition of Ford auto components, which in the future could be produced by Tatarstan suppliers. At the end of the event potential suppliers of automotive components held a meeting at the factory and therefore discussed future possible cooperation options.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2814
Measures of state support for residents
Bank "VTB 24" arranged a seminar for residents of the Special economic zone "Alabuga". The meeting held in the administrative and business center of the SEZ, brought together representatives of companies, interested in measures of state support necessary for investment projects, specialists of VTB 24 and VTB banks.
During the meeting, first of all VTB experts shared the information on the current situation in the Russian economy and the experts' forecasts for the upcoming year. As noted, on the one hand a sharp drop in the ruble exchange rate and inflation became crisis phenomena for the economy. At the same time the current situation favors import substitution, because only during January-February 2015 import volume dropped by 40%. In addition to that, there is a relatively stable unemployment rate. In 2015 the bank forecasts GDP decline by 4.5%, inflation at 11% and dollar exchange rate of 56 rubles.
The most interesting for the participants of the seminar was the presentation of governmental support programs, implemented via VTB Bank as an authorized credit institution. Thus, large companies are offered financing of investment projects in the priority areas of the Russian economy. The loan is granted at a reduced rate - refinancing rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation plus 2.5%. Wherein, criteria for selecting the project are the location in the Russian Federation and a sector in the priority areas of the economy. The full cost of the investment project must be 1 to 20 billion rubles, and the borrowed funds should not exceed 80 percent of the total cost.
For smaller companies there is a program to subsidize interest rates on previously granted loans at 0.7% of the key refinancing rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. The cost of the project should be between 150 million to 5 billion rubles, and the project should be launched no earlier than January 1, 2014.
The participants of the seminar were actively interested in detailed terms and conditions of state support on investment projects and the procedures for their obtainment. In its turn, the bank's specialists have expressed confidence that the proposed conditions will allow to support the SEZ "Alabuga" residents’ projects.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2804
Togliatti to get interested with the SEZ "Alabuga" work experience
The work experience of the Special economic zone "Alabuga" was studied today by the representatives of the SEZ "Togliatti". The delegation included various department heads and experts.
Employees of the SEZ "Alabuga" held a presentation of the most successful Russian Special economic zone of industrial type for the colleagues from “Tolyatti” and made a tour around the industrial site. Head of Investor Relations department SEZ "Togliatti" Alena Mezina in turn reported on “Tolyatti” SEZ reorganization, as well as mentioned on the first industrial productions’ start-up. "And now we are especially interested in your experience of interaction with the operating enterprises", - noted A. Mezina, addressing to "Alabuga" colleagues.
The following visit also united various subject matter specialists of two special economic zones. At the end of the visit "Togliatti" delegation thanked Tatarstan colleagues for the provided information and a detailed story on the SEZ operation experience, as well as invited “Alabuga” to repay a visit to Togliatti.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2800
Turkish businessmen to visit "Alabuga"
The members of Tatarstan-Turkish business forum, held these days in the Republic of Tatarstan, visited the Special economic zone "Alabuga".
In the business center of the SEZ “Alabuga” the guests checked out the SEZ presentation and learned the opportunities offered by the Special economic zone. As it was mentioned during the presentation, Turkish companies are the most active investors in the SEZ - there are 5 functioning Turkish companies, a number of Turkish projects are at various implementation stages. Yesterday the acting President of Tatarstan Republic Rustam Minnikhanov and Minister of Economy of Turkey Nihat Zeybekdzhi held a symbolic launching ceremony of the Turkish company "Hayat Kimya" at the SEZ, and another Turkish company project by "Design Group" was considered during the Supervisory Board.
The delegates also visited the industrial site of the SEZ and functioning on the site wood processing factory by the Turkish company "Kastamonu." General Director of the enterprise Ali Kilic spoke to the Turkish guests on his personal experience in the Special economic zone and the company’s plans to expand its production in "Alabuga".
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2799
The Supervisory Board to review a new project
The project by the Turkish company "Design group" for the production of plastic pipes was considered today by the Supervisory Board of the Special economic zone "Alabuga". The meeting was held today in the SEZ by the Chairman of the Supervisory Board - Acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Turkey Nikhat Zeybekdzhi.
"Today we showed the Minister the very projects under implementation in the Special economic zone "Alabuga" by our Turkish partners – mentioned Minnikhanov, opening the meeting. - And taking the advantage of the moment we would like to consider another new project by the Turkish company.
The proposed for the Supervisory Board project presupposes the production of plastic and polypropylene pipes on the premises of the industrial park "Synergy". As reported today by the General director of the SEZ "Alabuga" Timur Shagivaleev, all infrastructural and other issues have already been resolved, the project is ready for implementation. "We have been working out this project for fairly a long time and believe it is important for the Special economic zone" - said T. Shagivaleev.
In turn Minister of Economy of the Republic of Turkey Nikhat Zeybekdzhi said that "Design group" is a well-known company in Turkey. - "Design Group" spends a lot on research and development and owns many patents. The company employs 50 PhDs. I think that this project will give a possibility to acquire new technology for Tatarstan".
During the next Expert Council by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation the company "Design Group" is expected to receive a resident status of the SEZ "Alabuga".
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2795
15th plant lunched in "Alabuga"
The plant for the production of sanitary paper products by Turkish "Hayat Kimya" was launched today in the SEZ "Alabuga". The symbolic launch ceremony, which gave the start for the 15th production facility in the Special economic zone, was attended by acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Turkey Nikhat Zeybekdzhi, deputy chairman of "Hayat" holding Mehmet Avny Kygyly.
"Hayat Kimya" plant was built on the territory of the SEZ "Alabuga" in just 24 months. The covered area of the enterprise occupies 73,000 sq. m. with a production capacity of 70 thousand tons per year, the plant created 400 jobs. Total investments into the plant including the construction and a marketing campaign in Russia amounted $ 150 million USD.
The plant produces toilet papers, paper napkins and towels. Also paper reels - a kind of " semi-product" that is being exported to Kazakhstan. The company will be represented in the Russian market by the following brands of sanitary paper - «Papia» and «Familia».
After plant commissioning in Russian total production capacity of "Hayat Kimya" paper tissues will reach 280 thousand tons per year, making the company the largest manufacturer of paper tissues in the Middle East and in the Balkans.
Plant by "Hayat Kimya" became the second plant by the Turkish holding "Hyat" in the Special economic zone "Alabuga" - in 2014 "Kastamonu" launched a facility for the production of wood processing in the SEZ “Alabuga”, which is also a part of "Hayat Holding."
Honorable guests visited the production line of a new enterprise and then took part in the symbolic start of the plant.
"Today we are launching a fifteenth plant in the Special economic zone "Alabuga", - said Rustam Minikhanov during the ceremony. - It is a modern enterprise which will produce up to 70 thousand tons of high-end and necessary products per year".
"Most recently first Turkish company – our partner was invited here to construct production facilities and now it’s our third enterprise, built by our Turkish investors - said Minnikhanov. - I want to thank the investor and assure him that all the projects that will be implemented in Tatarstan, including the ones implemented in the Special economic zone "Alabuga" site will be supported by the Republic of Tatarstan".
As mentioned by Minister of Economy of the Turkish Republic Nikhat Zeybekdzhi Turkish investors are more than willingly come to Tatarstan not only because it is a friendly region for Turkey, but also because it has created unique conditions for business in Russian. "That is the reason why "Hayat" has increased its investments in Russia up to $ 1 billion dollars, holding has become one of the world's largest investors in Russia.
"I believe that such major investments would have not been possible without a strong support of Rustam Minnikhanov. I want to congratulate him on his success as a President, with a large-scale work on creation in the republic all the necessary conditions for businessmen and foreign investors. I heard from my colleagues on the support Minnikhanov lends to the representatives of business community, but only now I fully realized it. I have never ever witnessed such a good attitude to investors before",- added the Minister of Economy of Turkey.
He noted that the SEZ "Alabuga" is of a paramount importance for the economic development of the republic. "The prospects opening up for resident-companies promote new investors", - said Nikhat Zeybekdzhi.
As explained after the opening ceremony the Minister of Economy of Turkey during his speech before the journalists, total amount of Turkish investments into Russian economy reached $ 10 billion USD, Tatarstan has got $1.5 billion USD.
Deputy Chairman "Hayat Holding" Mehmet Avni Kygyly thanked Rustam Minnikhanov for the support and assistance provided during the entire investment project implementation.
He said that the factory consumes approximately 95% of Russian raw materials. The paper to be produced at the plant will be sold in Russia and neighboring countries. "Thus the import of similar products in the Russian Federation will decrease by 80%",- said Avni Kygyly.
As the climax of the ceremony the symbolic launch of production for the new plant took place - the start was given by Rustam Minnikhanov, Nihat Zeybekdzhi and Mehmet Avni Kygyly.
Also the members of the delegation from Turkish Republic and Rustam Minnikhanov visited hree plants of Turkish residents located at the SEZ "Alabuga". The guests had a tour to "Kastamonu", "Automotive Glass Alliance Rus" and "Coskunoz" factories.
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2797
"ALABUGA" to welcome an engineering school
Summer Engineering Business School named "Clipper" will be launched at the site of the Special economic zone "Alabuga" in July, 2015. So was the topic of the meeting held in the SEZ “Alabuga” by the moderators of the school - school scientific supervisor - professor at Moscow State Technical University named after Bauman Andrey Kuzmichev, head of Summer School Gregory Bayev, department head of Hitachi Russian representative Raphael Valiullin.
As reported at the meeting by the moderators, Summer Engineering Business School "Clipper" will be held for the third time this year, and for the first time at the invitation of the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov the Special economic zone "Alabuga" was selected as the location for the event. Moscow State Technical University named after Bauman will moderate the school, in 2015 approximately 50 undergraduate and graduate students of engineering colleges are expected to participate in this project. Herein 15 seats are reserved for Tatarstan students, another 15 participants will come from abroad.
During 10 days the students of summer school will solve engineering tasks, listen to lectures by leading experts and participate in master classes. As a part of the program the participants will visit resident companies of the SEZ "Alabuga" and therefore work out real engineering "cases".
As mentioned by "Clipper" school scientific supervisor Andrey Kuzmichev arranging "Clipper" in "Alabuga" on the one hand will bring talented engineers to the SEZ, and on the other will allow to introduce possibilities of the Special economic zone to foreign students, and assist in attracting potential residents.
During his visit to the SEZ "Alabuga" the moderators of the school visited a number of factories by resident companies, where they discussed the possibility of their participation in "Clipper-2015."
Link to this news article: http://alabuga.ru/en/media/#news2794