Zavolzhye Industrial Park: Electrical Equipment Plant to Open in September

Legrand (France) is finishing construction of its facility in the Ulyanovsk region. On 19 March, Governor Sergey Morozov examined the construction progress.

“Legrand is to open a new plant in Zavolzhsky District of Ulyanovsk in September. The facility will employ more than 500 residents of the region. Currently, the construction is more than 80% completed. Installation of equipment begins in the manufacturing building, and finishing works are underway. Part of production areas will be moved here from the facility located in the center of Ulyanovsk. Investments in construction totaled 1.5 billion rubles,” said Sergey Morozov.

The agreement on implementation of the investment project was signed during the International Energy Forum "Energy Efficiency and Conservation 2016" by the Government of Ulyanovsk Region, Legrand Group and the Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation.

“Legrand is planning to expand its product line at the new enterprise. The company has been recruiting new personnel since the beginning of 2021. About 100 more people are to be employed in addition to the ones who will be transferred from the enterprise located in the city center. Electronic equipment assemblers are the most sought after,” said Sergey Vasin, Director General of the Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation.

According to Lyudmila Nekrasova, Head of the branch of Legrand Company ("LEGRAND-Volga"), the new enterprise will have a logistics center, which will bring together all main warehouses of Legrand facilities operating in the Ulyanovsk region. These enterprises supply products to all regions of Russia. In addition, Legrand also has a logistics center in Italy. It receives products from Ulyanovsk factories and then distributes them around the world.

Investments in construction of the new enterprise totaled about 1.5 billion rubles. Manufacturing and administrative building have been built at the site. A gas boiler room, a transformer substation, and ventilation and air conditioning systems are completed too. Installation of external and internal utilities is underway.

“Construction of the production building will be completed in May, and the administrative one - in June. We will complete this construction by July. Then the second stage will start - it involves transfer of equipment from the Contactor plant. We hope that the facility will open in early September,” said Levon Balasanyan, a representative of the founder company OOO "PromStroyInvest-U".