April 3, the SEZ "Alabuga" a ceremony of laying the foundation stone of a new venture for the production of ceiling tiles. The total investment in the project is $ 100 million. The company will be located on a plot of 10 hectares. The annual production capacity will reach 22 million square meters of ceiling tiles.
The plant in the SEZ "Alabuga" will be the first Russian company to produce suspension systems of mineral fibers. The plant and the first products planned by the end of 2014.
At a meeting with the President of Armstrong World Industries Matt Espe before the opening ceremony the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov called today a landmark event for Russia. "We know your company as a producer of world-class, and we are pleased that your plant will appear in Tatarstan" — said Minnikhanov. He assured the company Armstrong in full support of the project by the leadership — not only in construction but also in the further promotion of products in the markets.
"This is a good sign for the U.S. investor, and on the other hand we will do everything to start production took place earlier than planned, to show that we are able to provide all the necessary conditions for the arrival of a favorable direct investment," — said General Director of JSC "Special Economic zone "M.Trushko. In an interview with reporters, he called the SEZ "Alabuga" the clear leader among all the special economic zones of Russia. "And we need to properly evaluate the experience" Alabuga "adopt it and spread throughout Russia," — said M.Trushko.
"Armstrong" is working in Kazan for 19 years, we have good relationships with architects, distributors and designers. But today’s event special — we are launching the most large-scale investment project of our company, "- said the president of Armstrong World Industries Matt Espe.
According to him, the choice of the leadership of Tatarstan Armstrong influenced support for the project by the government of the republic, the quality of human resources and quality of the infrastructure of the SEZ "Alabuga". Matt Espe also noted that Russia is the third largest market in the world covering the ceiling, so the company needed its own plant in the country.