I have not been at the plant since the Soviet days. It’s an absolutely magnificent production facility! But the main shock for me is that the company intends to produce finished parts, rather than blanks. I have not met metallurgists who would have such a desire. Great outlook!
Over the past 45 years I have not seen a single Perm-made engine without Ruspolymet products in it. We are going to start doing PD-35 soon (following PD-14: editor’s note), which is a huge engine incorporating new materials and a lot of other interesting things. We will certainly cooperate!
The company demonstrates its commitment to highest production standards. The specialists really try to work efficiently; the equipment is in a perfect condition.
It is also very nice that the engineering staff are open to dialogue, which is extremely important for every customer, since it is essential to not just ship the products quickly, but also to ensure their high quality, and, respectively, to cooperate with scientific institutions.
I really liked that a large-scale investment program has been completed, and, in fact, it is a brand new plant now. I would like to highlight the laboratory complex. It really demonstrates its serious approach and the capability to maintain the quality management system. It is absolutely important for every customer in the modern world.
Being a purchaser of Ruspolymet products, we are interested in the development of the plant. It is important for us to have a reliable supplier who will do everything to a high quality standard and in a timely fashion.
Ruspolimet Group presented its capabilities at the main exhibition of domestic metallurgists - Metal Expo, which was held from November 8 to 11 in Moscow.
At the general stand, the achievements of the head and seven subsidiaries - Grankom, Vacuum Metallurgy Plant, Vyksa Foundry, Drobmash, Thermostal baking company, as well as engineering companies RES Engineering and Special Metallurgical Engineering were demonstrated. Moscow, Expocentre, Metal Expo. More than 400 enterprises of the industry present their capabilities.
"Ruspolimet" - with an extended exposure. Such a representative participation does not go unnoticed at the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
"This year we have the largest exposition at all at the entire exhibition, which was noted at the opening ceremony. We participate in the entire division - these are engineering companies and manufacturers of metallurgical equipment, powders, titanium, casting. We are summing up the results of this year, making plans for the next one," says Maxim Klochay, CEO of Ruspolimet.
Emphasis on new products developed by the group's enterprises. Non-magnetic steels for the oil and gas industry, literally two years ago they were supplied from abroad. New results in the field of powder metallurgy. Grankom demonstrates both metal powders of its own production and products made from them obtained using hot isostatic pressing (GYPSUM) and 3D printing technologies.
"Next year, in our opinion, will be a breakthrough for us: the production volumes of customers with the use of additive technologies have significantly increased, respectively, the demand for metal powders is growing. Grankom provides stable quality, not inferior to imported products, and stable serial deliveries. We estimate the dynamics for the next year as very positive and traditionally we will try to double the volume of sales," says Artem Maksimov, director of the company.
At the same time, Ruspolimet is successfully mastering the production of gasostats - equipment necessary for the manufacture of powder products. Such installations were not produced in the country. The design is carried out by a team of designers of the subsidiary company "Special Metallurgical Engineering" ("Media"). The team also solves the problems of localization of the production of components of gas units, for example, high-pressure valves.
"The company "Special Metallurgical Engineering" was formed as a subsidiary of Ruspolimet two years ago. The team of our company is designers of metallurgical equipment with extensive experience. A line of 4 gasostats has been developed. In addition, there are prospects for the development and creation of laboratory gas stations, which occupy a fairly large place in the nomenclature of similar equipment in the world," says the company's chief designer Sergey Shushurin.
The production of gas stats is organized directly at the Drobmash plant in Vyksa. The company announces new competencies at Metal Expo. "We present the entire line of gas stations that we are currently producing. There are a lot of appeals. Tomorrow we will have guests from four companies with whom we will negotiate directly," says Denis Shishov, First Deputy Managing Director and Production Director of Drobmash.
But Drobmash still has something to offer, including metallurgists. The company has developed new lines for processing metallurgical slags. "Four slag processing and recycling lines have been created, designed for metallurgical plants. The topic of environmental friendliness of metallurgical production is relevant now, and our equipment will really help "green metallurgy", - explains the managing director of the enterprise Lyubov Sirotkina.
Metal Expo is a traditional place for new agreements. On the first day of the exhibition, there was a meeting and signing of an agreement with the leadership of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. The agenda includes training of specialists and scientific and technological cooperation. "Next year, a new Technological building of our university will be introduced, so we pay great attention to metallurgy and mechanical engineering. In this connection, cooperation with a large metallurgical company - one of the leaders of the domestic metallurgy in special steels and alloys - is very important for us as a leading engineering university in the country," said Mikhail Gordin, Rector of Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
"I am grateful to Bauman University. Today we have signed two serious documents - an agreement on cooperation in the training and development of specialists, joint work on the organization of practice for students, as well as in a number of areas in the field of design, creation of new products in the areas that we are engaged in," said Viktor Klochay, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ruspolimet.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Viktor Yevtukhov and General Director of JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexey Rakhmanov were introduced to the new products of the group. Ruspolimet does not stop there. Further expansion of production capacities is planned. "In the future - the creation of another workshop of special electrometallurgy. I hope that, summing up the results of next year at Metal Expo, we will proudly say that units have appeared in the new workshop. In addition, the plans include the construction of a gasostat shop, in addition to the gasostating site, which is successfully operating and producing products today," said Anatoly Ryabtsev, head of the Center for Scientific, Technical and Innovative Development of Ruspolimet, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor. The subsidiary "Vacuum Metallurgy Plant", which produces titanium alloys, "Vyksa Foundry", which produces castings from steel and gray cast iron, and the oldest baking company in the country "Termstal" (Moscow Saint Petersburg), which develops and manufactures equipment for heat treatment and heating of steel.
For the first time, another engineering company belonging to the Ruspolimet group, RES Engineering from St. Petersburg, which supplies equipment for nuclear power plants under construction both in Russia and abroad, is participating in the exhibition. "Today we mainly supply pipeline fittings and pumping equipment, and from special steels, which is why our synergy with Ruspolimet's competencies and profile is very important - these are titanium alloys, titanium fittings, for example, 90% of all titanium fittings for seawater at the Akkuyu NPP are supplied by our company," says General Director of RES Engineering Sergey Tikhonov. Meeting after meeting, presentations for clients go on continuously.
Almost 90 specialists of the commercial directorate of Ruspolimet and its subsidiaries are involved in the work at Metal Expo. "I am very happy for the colleagues who are represented at our stand today, for all our companies. They are all in the zone of increased attention, there are a lot of questions, a lot of suggestions. This to a certain extent forms a new trend in the development of not only the metallurgical industry, special metallurgy, but also responsible mechanical engineering," Viktor Klochai said. The exhibition lasted four days. During the negotiations at Metal Expo, the contract base of the Ruspolimet group of companies for 2023 and subsequent years was formed.
On October 4, the Parliamentary Day of the Legislative Assembly of the Nizhny Novgorod region was held in the city district of Kulebaki.
The event was attended by Chairman of the regional Parliament Yevgeny Lyulin, deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Nizhny Novgorod region, representatives of executive authorities and local self-government bodies of the region, deputies of the Council of Deputies of the city of Kulebaki, employees of the municipal administration, heads of enterprises of the Kulebaki-Vyksa-Navashino industrial cluster, representatives of educational institutions of the region, as well as representatives of the Nizhny Novgorod Association of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs" and the autonomous non-profit organization "Regional Recruitment Agency".
Valery Yurasov, the head of the local self-government of Kulebaki, Pavel Igoshin, Chairman of the City Council of Deputies, and Maxim Klochai, General Director of Ruspolimet JSC, also addressed welcoming words to the participants of the event. - The management of Ruspolimet is interested in making the city more comfortable to live in, since our company is the main employer in the district, - Maxim Klochai added. Within the framework of the Parliamentary Day, meetings of four sections of the relevant committees of the Legislative Assembly were held: on economy and industry, on ecology and natural resources, on road management and on youth policy.
The "round table" under the leadership of the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly Committee on Economy, Industry, Entrepreneurship Support, Trade and Tourism Igor Norenkov was held in the conference hall of JSC "Ruspolimet". The main topic for discussion was the issue of personnel shortage – this problem is acute not only in the Nizhny Novgorod region, but also in the country as a whole. Nina Kubantseva, HR Director of Ruspolimet JSC, presented a succinct report on the shortage of personnel in small towns. - We have done a very serious job of attracting personnel to our company, including from other countries. To date, 98.4% of vacancies have been closed. In our opinion, a serious reason for the shortage of labor in small towns is the outflow of young people. Therefore, we are now working with young people in three directions at once – dual training of KMK students, the creation of educational clusters and we are implementing a career guidance program for teenagers and young people," Nina Kubantseva said. The participants of the section visited the CMC and were able to assess the ongoing changes in the educational institution.
As part of the Parliamentary Day, a sightseeing tour of the production site of the city-forming enterprise "Ruspolimet" was held for the guests - an electrometallurgy workshop, a radial forging workshop, a ring rolling workshop, a forging and pressing workshop. With their own eyes, the guests of the city saw the process of melting ingots on VIP furnaces in the workshop of special electrometallurgy. They also visited the Grankom enterprise, the only one in our country that produces metal powders and products from them, and the Vacuum Metallurgy Plant, a high-tech complex for the production of titanium ingots that has no analogues in Russia and the CIS.
Summing up the results of the Parliamentary Day in Kulebaki, Yevgeny Lyulin noted that all sections had done a lot of serious work, studied all the problems of the district. - The city needs a separate attentive attitude, a lot has been missed. Kulebaki lag far behind in their appearance and culture from many cities of the Nizhny Novgorod region. This is despite the fact that there is such a modern enterprise as Ruspolimet. I see how the plant is changing rapidly, everything is done there for comfortable work and stay of employees. That's the same thing to do with the city," the head of the regional parliament summed up.
Kulebaki celebrated a double holiday. 90 years since the city status was granted and the day of the metallurgist. Mass celebrations were held on the main square, and the most prominent residents of the city and workers of the metallurgical plant were awarded honorary titles. Vladimir Basov visited the festival
Alexander Timakov has lived in Kulebaks all his life, first devoted himself to the pioneer movement, then to managerial work. On the day of the 90th anniversary of the city, he receives the title of "Honorary Veteran" of the city.
Alexander Timakov, Honorary veteran of G.O.G. Kulebaki: I am somehow attached to our city, my native city. Firstly, it is distinguished by greenery, good people, responsive, kind people, and somehow we can say we live as one big family.
Kulebaki is one of those cities where you want to live and where you don't want to leave, locals say.
Alexey, A Resident Of Kulebak: I love this city, it's generally the best city on earth, I lived in Nizhny Novgorod for 15 years, but I came back here, why? And here it's quiet - the soul is resting.
Mikhail, a resident of Kulebak: Grew up here, got used to everything, I like the city here, beautiful, nature is good, clean city, I don't want to leave here.
In many ways, this is the merit of the city-forming enterprise - PJSC Ruspolimet. The management of the plant understands that highly qualified specialists will stay here only if good living conditions are created for them.
Maxim Klochai, CEO of PJSC Ruspolimet: We are interested in making it pleasant to live in this city and therefore we are developing not only the plant, but also the city.
On the day of the city, Kulebachans also celebrate their professional holiday - metallurgist's Day.
Alexander Pichugin, Engineer-technologist of the first category, Honorary metallurgist: In front of me still in the eyes of the molten tub of the 50-ton open-hearth furnace where I worked, this probably fascinated me, and I am still under hypnosis.
For Kulebak metallurgists, open-hearth furnaces remained only a pleasant memory from the past. Today, the most difficult metal grades for the domestic industry are manufactured here.
Evgeny Zavyalov, Master of the main production of the electrometallurgy workshop, Honorary Metallurgist: Yes, it's a challenge to go to work every day, do something new, do something economically profitable, do something important for yourself.
For 156 years, the plant has come a long way - from the smelting of simple cast iron, to titanium, special steels and alloys, metal powders and products made from them. Today there are plans to expand production and release new complex alloys.
A source:GTRK Nizhny Novgorod