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Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Sergei Movchan visited IZ-KARTEX

On June 24, 2015, Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg along with the delegation visited IZ-KARTEX and OMZ Foundry Company, both part of OMZ Group and located at the Izhora industrial site in Kolpino.

During the visit, Sergei Movchan examined the production capacity of the enterprise at IZ-KARTEX assembly workdhop and form-casting workshop of OMZ Foundry Production, saw a wide range of products and found out companies' plans to expand the business and develop new markets, as well as projects implemented iwithin the import substitution policy.

Sergei Movchan praised the pace of modernization of manufacturing sites, which is carrying out in IZ-KARTEX and OMZ Foundry for the past few years. As a part of the equipmant modernization the machinery equipment was updated; this allowed enterprises to improve product quality and expand the range of products, thus greatly improving the competitiveness of enterprises.

At the end of the visit, a meeting of Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Sergei Movchan, as well as representatives of the Committee on Industrial Policy and Innovation of St. Petersburg, including the Chairman of the Committee Maxim Meyksin, and the head of Kolpino district  Anatoly Poveliy was held with the leaders of the host companies: General Director of IZ-KARTEX  Andrey Ganin, General Director of OMZ Foundry Production Igor Matyushev and Deputy General Director of OMZ business Pavel Balatiev. Participants discussed the most pressing issues of development of metallurgical and engineering industries, as well as problems arising from industrial enterprises in the conditions of high volatility in the economy. Other significant issues were also discussed, such as high traffic congestion of Kolpino. The meeting was held in a constructive manner in the course of discussion, the participants appreciated the importance of such meetings in the manufacture and identified a list of issues that require further study.