Enterprises of the Ulyanovsk region to adopt high-end technologies
The Governor Sergey Morozov inspected the progress in modernization of production of AO "Kontaktor" on 18 September 2017.
In the nearest future, a new heat treatment shop will be opened at the plant. This will help the enterprise to successfully develop in the Russian market.
“It is important for us to ensure well-being of the one of the leading enterprises of the region, which includes its work within the big investment project by Legrand. The plant is getting ready to move to a bigger facility and continues to develop high-end technologies. This helps the enterprise to keep its leading position and provides young specialists of the Ulyanovsk region with the chance to find an interesting and well paid job”, - Sergey Morozov emphasized.
Since 2007, the plant has been a part of the Legrand Group of Companies, which is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical products. “As of today, we have launched 6 new furnaces that provide high-quality coating of details. We have replaced old technologies of cementation, which used coal carburizer, and started to use gas ones. It allows to improve cycle time by 40% and to save energy. We have changed metrological laboratory that uses an optical machine and a 3d-device to measure geometrical parameters of a detail within the accuracy of 0.2 microns. And this year we have opened an absolutely new metallographic complex, which allows to research structure of raw materials, details and covering with the use of X-ray”, - explained Evgeny Hrapovitsky, the Industrial Director of Legrand in Russia and the CIS countries.
As a reference:
Legrand Group is a French company. It manufactures electrical products, as well as solutions for electrical and information networks, which include electric equipment, cable systems, automation systems, safety switching devices, and distribution cabinets and panels. The headquarters of the company is located in Limoges, France. The company employs 30 thousand people worldwide. In recent years, Legrand has expanded its business through acquisition of companies in more than 60 countries.
Two enterprises of Legrand are already working in the Ulyanovsk region. These include the "KONTAKTOR, JSC" plant acquired by the Group in 2007 and the one that was put into operation in 2014 at the premises of the existing case in the industrial park "Zavolzhye". Products of the Ulyanovsk enterprises are sold in Russia and the CIS countries.