By the end of 2015 Alnas plans to increase productivity by 60% over 2013 level. The statement was made today during a meeting between a delegation of Tatarstan’s Ministry of Industry and Trade, headed by Ravil Zaripov, and Rimera Group executives.
Delegation from Tatarstan’s Ministry of Industry and Trade Pays a Working Visit to Rimera's Almetyevsk Plant
The meeting was attended by Gulnara Akhmadeeva, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan, Vitaly Sadykov, Rimera Group Chairman of the Board, Sergey Brezitsky, Rimera Group General Director, Evgeny Martynov, Director of the Center for Energy Saving Technologies of the Republic of Tatarstan, and Sergey Sachenko, Alnas Executive Director.
As part of his working trip, Ravil Zaripov visited the production units of Rimera's Almetyevsk facility where he took a look at the mechanical engineering company's ongoing modernization project. The guest visited the mechanical shop, the automated equipment shop and the casting shop, where the assembly of the second stage of Laempe automatic casting plant is well under way. He also looked at Phase One of the College of the Future Tatarstan project, which the factory hosts on its territory.
“Alnas continues a serious effort to upgrade its production facilities and roll out new technologies with a view to increasing labor productivity and output. Today we learned that for sure. We also learned that the factory is tying to create attractive employment conditions and operates a medical center to which few other factories have a match. Rimera is an active member of the republican labor training and housing programs. This is the integrated approach to corporate development in which Rimera's new management team plays an important role. They are professionals with passion for their work, people who know how to communicate with oil industry players. The results are there even now: Last year Alnas achieved a 10% labor productivity increase, some cost reduction and, from the second half onward, a 30% monthly sales volume gain over 2012. Definitely, a good start. There is a lot to be done, from automation of the process control system to deployment of lean production technologies. In 2014 we expect Alnas to take a leap forward both in terms of increasing production volume and completing its order portfolio. I know that today the factory is loaded to near maximum, there are large contracts with Rosneft and Lukoil. 2014 should become a year of stabilization for the company. From the Government side, we shall do all we can to help Alnas to reach its goals,” said Ravil Zaripov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan, as he gave his comments on the visit.
The visiting guests also joined a discussion of Alnas' performance as a member of the republic-wide 2013-2016 program to increase labor productivity. Evgeny Martynov, Director of the Center for Energy Saving Technologies of the Republic of Tatarstan, and Sergey Sachenko, Alnas Executive Director, presented the results of joint program activities in 2013 and plans going forward.
Last year the production capacities and business processes of Rimera's Almetyevsk-based asset were audited to identify the opportunities that were open to achieve the company's main goal of increasing labor productivity by 60% till the end of 2015.
“Today we have all the reserves we need, whether technical, labor or financial, to achieve that goal,” stressed Vitaly Sadykov, Rimera Group Chairman of the Board. “By using these resources we can increase sales by 40% even this year. By the end of 2015 we should reach the output level of 2001, Alnas' most successful year of all, delivering much better quality and new lines of products expected by the oil industry. This goal is being addressed by our investment program, R&D program and our production system, which is being actively developed by Rimera's mechanical engineering complex since 2013 by adopting the very best practices across the group structure, including Alnas. Year 2016 will be the time to consolidate our achievements and build on them.”