Russian crane giant opens new facilities
By Euan Youdale02 October 2009
Ivanovo Stamp, incorporating truck crane producers Autokran and Gazprom-crane, has opened two new facilities in the Russian Federation that will take advantage of natural resources and the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The two offices, opened in August, are based in Kazan, capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, in the south west, and Krasnadar, on the eastern shores of the Black Sea.
"In spite of the complex economic situation in Russia and in the world, our enterprise continues to carry out its previous plans", said Alexander Khnykin, general director of Ivanovo stamp, based in Moscow.
The new facilities will bring services closer to local customers, added Khnykin. Following the opening, the company has 14 offices, 12 of which are in the largest cities in Russia, with two in Kiev, Ukraine, and Alma Ata, Kazakhstan.
Khnykin explained that urgent construction for the Socci 2014 Winter Olympic Games is underway near Krasnodar. The facility in Kazan is designed to take advantage of the growing economy of the Republic of Tatarstan and a wealth of natural resources in the area, which boasts 127 oil fields and 108 coal mines.
Ivanovo Stamp is the trading representative of the privately held Gazprom-crane company and Ivanovo Resident, which incorporates Autokran and the Bryansk motor vehicle plant. It is the biggest crane manufacturing organisation in the Russian Federation.