The fifth anniversary annual conference of suppliers of the railway holding RPC “United Wagon Company” (RPC UWC) took place on Tikhvin industrial site. The representatives of more than 30 Russian and foreign enterprises, among them —“Severstal”, “United Metallurgical Company”, TC “EvrazHolding”, “MTZ Transmash”, “SKF”, Zanardi Fonderie (Italy) and other, took part in the event.
This year the conference has gathered key suppliers, which provide operational activity of Tikhvin freight car production premises of RPC “United Wagon Company” – “Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant” and “ТikhvinChemMash”. Main goal of the conference is to present key directions of the railway holding development and to familiarize with new projects, being implemented on Tikhvin industrial site.
In the course of the sessional programme of the conference the delegates learnt about the system of requirements for RPC UWC suppliers to meet. Stable quality of products, timely supplies and their economic efficiency, a partner’s loyalty and transparency of the proposed price policy hold key positions in the system hierarchy. As the last year results indicate, RPC UWC increased by 30% volumes of purchased commodities and material valuables and significantly widened products range. The growth was due to both increase in Tikhvin industrial site production capacity and development of new directions of cooperation: in particular, purchases of commodities and material valuables for the construction of tank-cars with 25 tf axle load.
An important event of the conference was when key and strategic suppliers were awarded Certificates. Honorable distinctions were awarded to enterprises-partners as one of the ways to emphasize special qualities and competences of the best suppliers of the railway holding RPC UWC, as well as high level of the companies’ effective partnership.
Following the results of the conference Maxim Kuzemchenko, Deputy CEO for Business Development at RPC UWC, said: “For the last five years the conference of suppliers became the traditional place of meetings with partners for us, its platform provides the opportunity not only to dwell on our company’s successes, but also to resolve important business issues right here. A possibility to exchange opinions in an online mode is significant in the current economic situation, since the partners are the very ones who determine prime cost and, as a consequence, our products competitiveness. Our production sites are developing, that’s why it is vital that not only we, but our partners as well, have an understanding that the effectiveness of joint work is a combination of the respect of each parties’ interests and each parties’ aiming at long-term cooperation”.
Armen Grigoryan, Commercial Director at LLC “Centavra”, pointed out: "The responsibility is a key factor for us in business partnership issues; the responsibility which serves as an assurance of high level of mutual understanding and loyalty of both parties. The very relations have developed between our companies”.
Polina Zlatkina, Cofounder of LLC “Hermes Ural”, added: “The principle of mutual benefit is fundamental for companies cooperation, therefore in many respects the success of partnership depends on the ability and desire of both parties to come to an agreement. Cooperation with UWC is completely in line with our requirements, and we hope that our partnership relations will develop”.