Boiler and heating giant Viessmann
has officially opened a $17 million production facility for making boilers in Lipetsk, a city of half a million people around 400 kilometres south of Moscow.
The new plant, which will provide 140 jobs for local engineers and manufacturing staff, is located in Lipetsk's Special Economic Zone
– and although Viessmann has a solid presence in Russia's recovering HVAC market, and sales offices in eight cities, this production facility is its first manufacturing base in the country.
Production at the new plant will focus on providing Russian buyers with boilers up to 6MW in output, operational on solid and gas fuel. Following on from its official opening in February, Viessmann's management expect the facility to turn out its first boilers at some point in 2017.
The site in its current form covers 6,000 sqm, but there is room for serious expansion in future if Viessmann needs to respond to demand in the Russian market – the total land plot is nearly 60,000 sqm.
Source: World Build365