09 June 2016 held a meeting of engineering Committee of Association of European Businesses on the topic of “Trends of machine building market of the first half of 2016)”. The event was attended by the representative of the Russian government and top-managers of the largest European investors in the engineering sector.
Philippe Pegorier, Alstom, who conducted the meeting in his opening remarks noted that “everyone is talking about oil and gas – but it is impossible to talk only about oil and gas. We will talk about the important parts of investing, which involves the largest investment projects of companies such as Renault (Renault), Alstom (Alstom) and other representatives of European businesses in Russia.”
The representative of the government Vsevolod Babushkin (Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation) told about the active policy of the state in the field of engineering development, its results and plans for the near future.
The main trend of this industry, with government assistance, an increasing share of Russian production in mechanical engineering. January-April 2016, 80% of sales in Russia is already localized and this figure will continue to grow. Recently in Russia started the production of engines Renault, Volkswagen and Ford. It is planned to soon start production of the Mazda units. Negotiations are holding with Caterpillar too.
The second trend is an increase in the share of exports from 40 to 45% in January-April 2016. The main directions of export market participants say Vietnam, Algeria, Egypt and Iran.
State support represented by a set of measures at Federal and regional levels, targeted subsidies, special funds and investment contracts (so-called Speke). The latter is essentially the successors of localization (agreements on industrial Assembly). Under discussion today are 15 projects spitzenleistungen, including Daimler AG.
Speakers behind V. Babushkin were CEOs Renault (Andrey Pankov), Transmashholding (Martin Vojour, Martin Vaujour) and Claas (A. Scherbina); they talked about those trends in their activities. Renault launched the Renault Kaptur – mechanical Engineers develop localization, export and agreements with the government and plan to strengthen these areas in 2016.
The government this year plans to “overcome the recession and to balance on the zero”. Discusses the policy of relations with investors, including the transition from quantitative to qualitative indicators of localization.Themselves (in the person of Martin Vojour), speaking about the success factors, highlight the importance of the three main indicators: product quality, level of concern about the consumer and his satisfaction, and building partnerships with countries of export.