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Innovative Belarusian-Russian lift presented in Moscow

Economy 23.05.2019 | 15:54
Photos courtesy of the Embassy of Belarus in Russia
Photos courtesy of the Embassy of Belarus in Russia

MINSK, 23 May (BelTA) – An innovative lift jointly made by the Belarusian company Mogilevliftmash and the Russian company Vozduhotehnika was presented in Moscow on 23 May, BelTA has learned.

The new product is a result of the memorandum the two companies signed one year ago. Mogilevliftmash has been present on the Russian market for a long time and is one of the industry's leaders. Vozduhotehnika is a structural division of Moscow's civil engineering complex.

Vladimir Semashko
Vladimir Semashko

During the presentation Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Vladimir Semashko noted that the project is a new stage in manufacturing cooperation with consequent localization of the production of Mogilevliftmash lifts at Vozduhotehnika premises. “The batch production of lifts in Russia will allow satisfying the demand of real estate developers on a competitive basis, including the program to renovate the housing stock in Moscow,” the diplomat said.

According to the ambassador, the sides have already finished the organizational stage and have established the joint venture. The first lift has already been made. Its certification is supposed to be finished by 1 August. The Belarusian side provided the partners in Moscow with designs, mechanical parts, electronics, motors, and other components. The new lift boasts smoothly closing and opening doors and implements vandal-proof solutions.

The joint venture will make lifts with the lifting capacity from 400kg to 2.5 tonnes. Vladimir Semashko said that the enterprise had already taken orders to make the first batch of 30 lifts. The Moscow-based enterprise is supposed to make 500 lifts this year and about 1,000 lifts in 2020. Later on the enterprise intends to make up to 10,000 lifts per annum. “The project is beneficial both for the Russian company and the Belarusian one,” the ambassador stressed.

Member of the Board (Minister) for Industry and Agribusiness of the Eurasian Economic Commission Aleksandr Subbotin, Vozduhotehnika Director General Oleg Maksakov, and Mogilevliftmash Deputy Director General Sergei Chertkov also took part in the presentation as well as representatives of the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry, the Moscow government, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Russian-Belarusian Business Council.

About 40,000 new lifts are installed in Russia every year. The number has risen by 15% recently. Belarusian and Russian lifts represent virtually 90% of the figure. In accordance with technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union Russia is supposed to fully replace outdated lifts by 2020. As of 1 April over 110,000 lifts in residential houses in Russian towns and cities were past their service life. The figure represents about one quarter of the total. Apart from that, the demand for lifts has increased considerably due to the launch of the housing renovation program in Moscow.

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