On June 22, a Japanese delegation visited the territory of the Titanium Valley Special Economic Zone. They started their day from an introductory meeting in the Ministry of International Relations where they were welcomed by Minister Alexander Kharlov.
Afterwards, the Japanese partners along with Artemiy Kyzlasov, General Director of Titanium Valley SEZ JSC, and Olga Bazhenova, Head of the Residents Department, as well as Sergey Lednov, Business Development Director of VSMPO-AVISMA, visited the territory of the Special Economic Zone. On the territory, the guests were met byKonstantin Ilyichyov, Head of Verkhnyaya Salda. The Japanese were impressed by this huge territory and showed their interest in details of the infrastructure provided to the residents.
Later on, the delegation was invited to an excursion to VSMPO-AVISMA and Ural Boeing Manufacturing. Prior to visiting main workshops of the Corporation, Japanese were met by Vladislav Tetyukhin, Advisor to the General Director of VSMPO-AVISMA for Science and Technology. The Japanese had a lively discussion withVladislav Tetyukhin, who was one of the originators of the titanium industry in Russia. The meeting was also visited by Mikhail Voevodin, General Director of VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation. At the end of the day, Sergey Lednov, Business Development Director of VSMPO-AVISMA demonstrated basic productions of the Corporation to his Japanese partners.
The two-hour excursion was finished by visiting Workshop No. 54 being the pride of VSMPO-AVISMA and sharing the investment priority with the mechanical processing leader – UBM. This workshop will be 2.5 times larger than Russian-American UBM and will have an unprecedented number of the most advanced mechanical processing machines.
Japanese companies have been showing interest in the participation in constructing the Urals special economic zone for a long time; a road show of Titanium Valley SEZ to Japan is planned for the beginning of 2013.