The progress of the domestic machine tool industry is obvious — a clear conclusion made Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Gleb Nikitin after meeting with the exposition "Metal 2013", taking place these days in "Expocentre".
This is confirmed by the statistics of exhibitors, one of the ten largest industrial shows the world and demonstrated her exhibits. Of the 1,200 exhibiting companies representing 40 countries, 700 — is the leading machine tool companies, organizations and engineering firms in Russia.
Gleb Nikitin noted with satisfaction that more than 20 examined samples of their booths on display, designed for the Ministry of Industry and Trade, as envisaged by the 2011 six-year program of development of machine tools.
He said that the ministry is currently conducting an audit of the results of the first phase of the program (2011-2013 gg.) And will soon begin work on the shaping of the second phase (2014-2016 gg.). Particular attention is paid to systems integration, market development engineering services, engineering a complete cycle in the country as a whole, and in the corporate perimeter of state-owned companies. In particular, before the State Corporation "Russian Technologies" tasked "to create a full system integrator which, in particular, will work on the program, linking the military-industrial complex with a program of machine-tool industry."
The whole program of machine tools from the federal budget allocated more than 13 billion rubles. For the implementation of the second phase of its planned 6 billion. The budget will be used to conduct research, development work, as well as investment projects aimed at the establishment of industries, said Deputy Industry and Trade Ministry.
He noted the high potential of the domestic machine tool industry. According to him, the exhibition "Metal-2013" can be seen Russian-made machines that are exported to the countries that are traditionally strong in the machine tool industry, including in the United States and Europe. "We have a backlog of domestic machine-tool for real competitiveness" — stated Gleb Nikitin
"Impressions of the exhibition are bright, positive. What I saw made an even more positive impact than expected. Hope that the exhibition will be further developed, and the result will be the contracts for the supply of samples that have been developed with the participation of the Industry and Trade Ministry," — said Deputy Minister.
He assured that the government has a "high level of attention to this unique industry as machine tools, which is not only the basis for the work capacity of all other industries, but also the foundation for the transition to the new technological order."