Ulyanovsk: Schaeffler Rus Makes Its Millionth Clutch
On 9 November, Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region Sergey Morozov took part in the official ceremony.
He commented, “The company significantly contributes to the economic development of the region during this difficult time. Schaeffler plant, which is located in Zavolzhye industrial park, employs 125 residents of the region. It works at its full capacity, in three shifts. The company is constantly developing: it invests in upgrades for manufacturing technologies and equipment and is known as a responsible employer that pays particular attention to skills of its employees. The plant is constantly improving labor conditions and wages, and the number of employees is increasing too. The company is a reliable partner both for Ulyanovsk business and other large Russian and international companies. I am sure that the products made here will continue to enjoy great demand in the modern market.”
The plant of the German concern for production of automotive and industrial components has been operating in the region for six years. Schaeffler is the world's leading manufacturers of industrial and automotive systems. Despite the pandemic and the economic problems in the country, the company continues increasing its capacities in 2020. The output amounts to 1.8 million units a year.
“This year we have proved that high production standards and the drive to make high-quality goods at all stages are the key to success, even despite harsh circumstances. Constant improvement is the heart of Schaeffler's policy, and based on the current achievements, our task is to expand production, to introduce new technologies, to launch projects and to make the plant in Ulyanovsk a fully-featured part of the production chain. Company has enjoyed the support of the regional Government and the Development Corporation from the very beginning,” - said Roman Vasenin, Director of Schaeffler Rus plant in Ulyanovsk.
He also noted that Schaeffler Group is a family company, and as a real family, it particularly values the team spirit.
The Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation provided support at all stages of the investment project.
“We are also discussing opportunities for the company's development in the region and help to find suppliers among regional enterprises. The plant is actively cooperating with both Ulyanovsk and Dimitrovgrad organizations. It has been working together with Dimitrovgrad Auto-Aggregate Plant for several years by purchasing all necessary parts from it. In addition, Schaeffler supplies its goods to the foreign market; its share of exports is increasing now. We see increase in exports as the future of this plant,” - said Sergey Vasin, Director General of Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation.
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The Schaeffler Group has around 84,200 employees and is one of the world’s largest family companies. It has been promoting promising inventions and developments in the field of transport and mobility services for more than 70 years. Thanks to its innovative technologies, products and services, the company is a reliable partner in efficiency improvement, intellectual designs and eco-friendly features. Schaeffler produces rolling bearing and plain bearing solutions and linear and direct-drive technologies. In 2019, the Group's sales volume totaled about 14.4 billion euros. According to DPMA, Schaeffler took the second place in the ranking of Germany's most innovative companies in 2019 thanks to completing almost 2,400 patent applications.