Modern Machine Tool cluster is created by Don

As part of its formation on March 5, Rostov Region Governor Vasily Golubev signed a protocol of cooperation with investors — companies "MTE Group" and KOVOSVIT MAS (Czech Republic).

The meeting with the businessmen was held in Moscow at the International Investment Forum "Terms and prospects for production metalworking equipment in the Russian Federation."

The project to create the base of the cluster production is realized with the participation of the "Group of MTE" and KOVOSVIT MAS in the city of Azov in 2012. The total investment will exceed 808 million rubles. Of these, 230 million rubles were invested by investors. In May of this year will complete the assembly of the two models of machine tools. By 2018 annual output will reach 320 machines worth about 3 billion rubles.

The cluster, which will be the core of Azov venture will start production in the Rostov region of machine tools for major industries: automotive, aviation, energy, marine, tool.

The idea of creating a cluster machine tool industry in the Rostov region supported by the Ministry of Industry of the Russian Federation.

Cluster development is not limited to a single production. The size and potential of the investment platform allows to create new independent businesses — steel, forge-and-press. It will be combined machine-tool equipment manufacturers, research and educational institutions, engineering companies.

"Creating the cluster is dictated by the growing demand for equipment, as well as government policies aimed at modernization of the domestic industry and ensuring the technological independence of the defense-industrial complex", — said Vasily Golubev.

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