Moscow opens Belarusian-Russian joint production of elevators. The companies Mogilevliftmash and Vozduhotehnika signed a memorandum. Last year, over 40,000 lifts were installed in Russia. 90 percent of them are produced domestically. According to the technical requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union, all obsolete elevator equipment must be replaced completely in Russia by 2020.
Sergey Chernyshev, the Head of the Russian Lift Association: "Given our production capabilities, today we are talking about the shortage of elevators produced in Russia. And given the requirements of import substitution, we would hate to buy these elevators abroad. Therefore, we welcome the creation of such a production in the central federal district. This will create a healthy competition for existing Russian manufacturers, which in general will lead to an increase in the quality, quantity, and technical characteristics of our elevators."
Sergey Chertkov, the Deputy General Director of Mogilevliftmash: "We have two very successful projects with Russia. They are Nizhny Novgorodliftmash and Nevsky lift. But in Moscow and Moscow Region, we have very few lifts. Therefore, we consider this project very successful, and we have chosen a very good partner. The elevators produced here will be modern, economical, and very comfortable."
The Belarusian-Russian enterprise will start operating in Moscow this year. The production capacity is expected to reach 10,000 lifts per year.