Alnas, Rimera’s Almetyevsk-based manufacturing company, has brought its advanced Japanese-made Mori Seiki equipment to rated capacity.
Rimera Expanding Alnas Manufacturing Capacity
The Mori Seiki machining centers have three times higher performance than the six-spindle semiautomatic units used by Alnas, while providing significantly higher quality. The eight Japanese-made turn-milling centers have replaced twelve obsolete Heinemann units. Maximum effect from the launch of the new centers will increase parts manufacturing performance two times. Alnas paid RUB 100 million for the new equipment to be installed in its automated machining workshop.
Mori Seiki has begun making the second batch of equipment for the automated manufacturing process at the Alnas pump making plant as part of an ongoing modernization program. The batch will be shipped to Alnas in September 2013.
“The main objective of the Alnas comprehensive modernization is to create an advanced manufacturing facility that will increase output by 50 percent to 9,500 pump systems annually, while expanding the product range, increasing efficiency, and bringing about a change in production practices,” Alnas Executive Director Gennadiy Bukharov comments. “The upgrading of the automated machining shop in the main building is a key phase of that. We are placing a German-made Laempe automated casting plant in operation in the summer of 2013. In terms of upgrading the social services, we saw the initial 100 apartment building under the Perspektiva corporate housing project commissioned, and construction phase one of the College of the Future Tatarstan training center, completed.”