The 2nd of December, the Governor of the Kurgan region Alexey Kokorin visited the plant of shots and grits production CJSC “WA Kurgan”, the branch of the French corporation “WINOA” - the world leader in this segment.
Alexey Kokorin met with representatives of the French corporation, who had come to Kurgan, he visited the plant workshops and laboratory where the product quality is evaluated. The head of the region noted that he was interested in continuing partnership with France and he would do its best to promote investment in the Urals.
-The President and the Government target a development of high-tech production and this plant is one of the examples for the future of the Kurgan region and for industrial production of the Russian Federation in general. We believed that the more similar productions in the region, dynamic and advanced development of the region, - said Alexey Kokorin.
Corporation “WINOA” supplies its products in more than 100 countries around the world, has more than 10 000 customers, including more than 600 - in Russia.
- We work with all the leading pipe manufacturers, our largest customer is Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant, part of our production is for the railway and for the preparation of the surface of metal structures – said the sales director of "Wheelabrator Allevard Ural" Nicolas Klimoff.
Some plants of Kurgan region also use metal abrasives in their work. Among them, the customers of CJSC “WA Kurgan”, are CJSC “Kurganstalmost”, CJSC “Kurgan trailers”, JSC “AK” Korvet” and others. Steel shots are used in metallurgy and in automobile production. The French corporation also plans to produce the steel abrasives for the aviation industry.
The plant in Kurgan has the most modern equipment comparing with the plant in France, Slovenia and Spain - the best technologies have been collected here. We do not stop and, of course, we have projects to develop business in Russia, - said the Manager of Zone East Europe and Russia of «WINOA», Borut Zlebnik.
CJSC "WA Kurgan" was opened in 2010, with production of about 400 tons of shots and grits per year. By the end of 2014 production capacity rose to 15 000 tons. In the next 2 years the plant's management plans to increase their production up to 20 000.
After visiting the production Alexey Kokorin had a meeting with the plant's management and proposed to participate in the meeting of the working group discussing the cost optimization of energy tariffs.
- Regarding the electricity tariffs, we have to work on it together. Any production issues that relate to the competence of the Government, we are ready to examine it, - summed up the meeting, the head of the region.