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progress report


Quality Innovations

JSC ‘VAKTEK’ is happy to announce that it is building a new production line in Borovsky, District of the Kaluga Region, on the territory of SEZ ‘Kaluga’.

The new plant will be dedicated

to manufacturing various modifications

of carbide cutting tools.

This project is implemented in cooperation with the Swiss company ‘Lamina Technologies S.A’, who pioneered in the development of the innovative ‘Multi-Mat’ concept.

New plant construction project has received support from the Ministry of Industry

and Trade of Russian Federation and was described as both “of high importance” and “absolute necessity” to the development

of Russian industry.

The technology is patented in 50 countries. This technology enables production

of a universal cutting tool, capable of processing a wide range of alloys with one cutting plate in various cutting conditions.

With Lamina’s technology, there is no longer

a need to change the cutting tool with every change of material or cutting conditions.

Lamina already exports its tools in over 60 countries, and has subsidiaries in France, Germany, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, India, China and Russia.  

The company continues to grow, expanding

its reach into North America and continuing

to develop cutting-edge technology and to receive support from global investment funds such as Catalyst CEL. 

Today, Russia imports 90% of the carbide tool, which translated to an estimate of 60 billion rubles worth.  Since 2002, the volume

of imports of tools in Russia has multiplied

by 25 times. The market is dominated by the international giants of industry. 
According to the ISTMA * Association, Russia is only the 20th in the list of largest manufacturers of metal cutting tools with its export volume of only 1% in the world market. At the same time, Russia is one of the largest importers of the instrument taking 4th place and making up 7% of the world market. 
The need for creating a competitive tool base for machine tool manufacturers in Russia is clearly apparent. One of the main goals of Russian domestic industry is to reduce its dependence on imported tolls from 90% to 40% by year 2025. Our project will contribute to this goal by dropping Russia’s dependence on machine tools imports to 75% by 2021. 

The implementation of this project will bring a significant multiplier effect for both domestic industry and Russian economy. In his opinion on the project, the General Director of JSC VNIIINSTRUMENT, G.V. Borovsky, noted. That "... the plant of JSC’VAKTEK’ will become the launching pad for the implementation of comprehensive R&D stream dedicated to the production of new patent-protected grades of hard alloys, NSR sizes, wear-resistant coatings, prefabricated cutter designs and other types of tools. VNIIINSTRUMENT JSC supports the immediate need to implement this science-driven and high-tech project.”