The head of KONAR Industrial group Valery Bondarenko demonstrated production capacities of the new facility to Aleksey Teksler, governor of Chelyabinsk region.
Modern Forging Technologies LLC is another project of KONAR Industrial group that entered the year of its 30th anniversary. The plant for forging of cast ingots was built in the territory of Stankomash industrial park in Chelyabinsk and became a part of the foundry and forging division together with BVK LLC and Kuznitsa LLC (Volgograd region). So, three companies of KONAR group will form a unified production chain for production of a raw part for further treatment.
Launching of MFT plant is the event of federal level. In December we are finishing commissioning and starting production in the first quarter of 2021. Orders already arrive. The automated forging complex VECCHIATO with force 35 MN will allow us to produce ingots up to 22 tons and 12 meters, — says Danila Pykhov, head of the foundry and forging division of KONAR Industrial group.
The supplier of forging equipment for MFT LLC is the Italian company Vecchiato Officine Meccaniche S.r.L., the agreement with it was signed in Yekaterinburg at INNOPROM 2019 in presence of Aleksey Teksler, governor of Chelyabinsk region.
This is import substitution in action, so to say. I am very glad that our Chelyabinsk manufacturers implement such technologies. In this respect Stankomash is one of the leaders. This is modern production with high-performance equipment. It provides job opportunities and respectable salary for about 200 people, — notices Aleksey Teksler, governor of Chelyabinsk region.
We began to collaborate with KONAR company in 2017 when we manufactured some presses for REM plant. Since then we had maintained friendly relationships and created this project. One of the main features of equipment for MFT is modernity. There are a lot of peculiarities that allow to speed up the result and increase production capacity. Of course, the pandemic had an impact on our work, but due to mutual efforts we remained within the schedule limits. We manufactured the equipment, and KONAR did a great job regarding workshop construction and production preparation. I would like to acknowledge the specialists that I have met: they are all professionals of high level, — shares his impressions Daniele Vecchiato, Director of VECCHIATO company.
MFT forgings of high quality will be used for parts working in aggressive mediums, under high pressure and temperature, under loads in oil and gas, shipbuilding and power industries. For the moment the main volume of forgings for these industries is imported for EU and Asia. The products of MFT will reduce import dependence, reinforce positions of Russia in the heavy machine building, strengthen energy security.
MFT plant was build and launched within 1.5 years. The amount of investments is 2 billion rubles.
MFT LLC provides job opportunities for about 200 qualified workers and engineers who undergo training at the best facilities of Europe.
The technological partner of MFT LLC is the Italian company Cividale S.p.A., a partner of KONAR JSC in respect to BVK LLC.
Modern equipment is installed at the facility. It includes the forging complex VECCHIATO composed of the hydraulic press, railbound and mobile manipulators, heat treatment complex BOSIO.
MFT plant was built in compliance with the highest environmental standards, in full compliance with the environmental agreement of KONAR Industrial Group and the Government of Chelyabinsk Region