22 February 2019
A delegation of Kazakhmys Corporation TOO has paid a visit to Uralmashplant JSC (UZTM). The representatives of the Kazakhstani company visited the industrial site, got familiarized with the quality control system, and discussed with the plant management the prospects of cooperation in the field of supplying excavator equipment.
Kazakhmys Corporation TOO is the largest producer of copper in Kazakhstan and one of the world's leading companies in the field of mining and processing minerals. The corporation includes coal mining companies, gold and copper mines, and benefication plants.
During the visit, the representatives of Kazakhmys Corporation TOO visited welding and assembly shops, and got familiarized with the quality control system implemented in the plant: they witnessed ultrasonic and magnetic-particle testing of welds carried-out by the plant QCD specialists.
The delegates from Kazakhstan were primarily interested in excavating equipment, since this year Kazakhmys Corporation TOO is planning to replace some of its EKG-5A machines that have outlived their usefulness.
"We have an extensive experience of using UZTM equipment. For us, this trademark means high quality, because the service life of Uralmash-made mining shovels EKG-5A working in our mines reaches as long as 25-30 years," told the chief engineer of Zhezkazgantsvetmet PO (a member of Kazakhmys Corporation ) Askhat Omarbaev.
"Central Asia is a prospective market for Uralmashplant, because the largest mining companies are concentrated in this region. Last year we concluded the first contract for the supply of or main machine EKG-20, and we plan to strengthen our presence in the region," said the sales director, excavating equipment, Mr. Konstantin Smirnykh, "at the moment we are conducting negotiations on the supply of UZTM equipment with different Kazakhstani companies and with the government of Kyrgyzstan."
The development of partnership relations with mining companies of these countries will facilitate the development of service infrastructure in the region as well. According to Mr. Konstantin Smirnykh, "For us it is very important to us, to not only sell the equipment, but also to create comfortable maintenance conditions for the customers of our machines, providing them with the full cycle of service maintenance and ensuring prompt delivery of original spares which are necessary for the reliable operation of our excavators."
”Uralmashplant” JSC is one of the leaders on the Russian market of equipment for metallurgy, mining industry, oil and gas industry, building materials industry and power engineering industry. The strategy of the company’s development aims at creation of a world-class machine-building company, capable to completely fulfill all equipment requirements a customer may have.
With support of the principal shareholder – Gazprombank – Uralmashplant has developed and is implementing an investment program providing for fundamental modernization of production facilities.