The 3rd Conference of strategic suppliers was staged at Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant (TVSZ, managed by Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company”). About 50 companies of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Czech Republic which are providing the core activity of TVSZ took part in the event. Among the participants are CJSC “United Metallurgical Company”, LLC “Promenergoresource”, ОАО “Severstal”, CJSC SKF, SEEIF Cermic, a.s. and others.
The main purpose of the Conference is to make suppliers aware of the key activities of the Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company”, particularly, to brief on TVZS products manufacturing and the growth area of the railway holding.
The Conference participants exchanged views on the current situation in the railcar building market and on demand for the innovative cars, as well as prospects of railway industry development in general. The experts agreed that the new generation railcar fleet is steadily growing in the market. First, it relates to the release of TVSZ at the project capacity and the start of manufacture of rolling stock with advanced features on other leading car building plants.
The new factoring programme was submitted to the representatives of suppliers that allow expanding the financing terms and providing prompt and timely payment for supplied products.
In course of the Conference, the parties agreed on additional supply of good and materials, discussed the terms for further cooperation and supported the strict quality standards compliance.
Roman Lobanov, Supply Director at RPC UWC, said: “We take strong positions in the market. The Company produces new manufacturing facilities, purchase amounts are increasing, and commercial terms of cooperation are improving. Such progress is possible mainly due to the programme of our product cost reduction and outsourcing production of part of components, as well as affiliate programme. We intend to continue working in this direction in future.”
According to the event results Dmitry Tskhe, Head of Sales Division at “United Metallurgic Company” (OMK), said:”Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant is a modern full-cycle enterprise. The company demonstrates a high level of technical equipment. The fruitful partnership was established between our companies. OMK is actively implementing innovative products into the railway market and ready to further cooperation with the leading companies in the industry.”