Rockwool, Danmark, expects to launch a briquette factory this September. The project investments are estimated at RUB 300 million.
Governor Alexei Texler proposes to establish a joint venture in the Southern Urals with a large German engineering company, Liebherr. The company produces cranes, mining equipment and machine tools.
Lasselsberger GmbH (Austria) plans to launch a plant for the production of fiber cement plates and a factory for kaolin wet cleaning in the Chelyabinsk region. Both companies will operate in Plastovsky District on the territory of the operating Plast-Rifey LLC bought by the Austrian investor. The total investments will amount to 60 million euros, the investment project duration is two years. About 200 jobs will be created with the launch of the new production facilities. The mineral raw materials produced in Plast are planned to be supplied to the Lasselsberger ceramic tile plant in Ufa and the future enterprise for the production of dry construction mixtures on the border of Bashkiria with the Chelyabinsk Region. According to experts, gaining access to raw materials will help the company to strengthen its position in the Russian market of ceramic tiles.
Finnish company UPM Raflatac opened a new production facility for processing of paper in Chelyabinsk, RIA Novosti learned from the company.
Leroy Merlin plans to open a store in Magnitogorsk in 2019. It is known that a new building will be built to accommodate the hypermarket. Company’s representatives do not disclose object’s location, but they have already begun to search for local suppliers of products.
China State Construction Company China Railway Group became a participant in the project of building a high-speed railroad between Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk; the investment in the project will amount to $ 2.5 billion, said E Zhongqi, Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of the International Trade of Heilongjiang Province, summing up the Fourth Russian-Chinese Expo in Harbin.